where Tokyo Story was written

Hirokazu Koredda:

There is actually an old inn in Chigasaki, by the seaside, where Yasujiro Ozu and his co-screenwriter, Kogo Noda, used to shut themselves in and write their films. It’s the place where they wrote Tokyo Story. For six months they would just drink and write. But the room they would always use is still there, and when I’m thinking about a screenplay, I always go there. It’s actually right next to Shochiku Film Studio so a lot of their in-house directors were made to go there to write their scripts. Now, there doesn’t seem to be as many. Aside for myself, there’s a female director called Miwa Nishikawa who goes there.

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