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International Title:
The Three Treasures
Japanese Title:
The Birth of Japan
US Title:
The Three Treasures
Alternate Title:
The Age of Gods
 
Production: Toho
Distributor: Toho
Japan Release Date Japan Running Time
1959 182 Minutes
 
US Distributor: Toho International
US Release Date US Running Time
1960 112 Minutes

Staff
Directed by Hiroshi Inagaki
Writing credits Ryuzo Kikushima, Toshio Yasumi
Produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka, Sanezumi Fujimoto
Music by Akira Ifukube
Cinematography by Kazuo Yamada
Film Editing by Hitoshi Hira, Kazuji Taira
Production Design by Kisaku Ito, Hiroshi Ueda
Assistant Director Teruo Maru
Director of Special Effects Eiji Tsuburaya
Assistant Director of Special Effects Teruyoshi Nakano
Cast
Yamato Takeru, Prince Toshiro Mifune
Tachibana, Princess Yoko Tsukasa
Miyazu, Princess Kyoko Kagawa
Younger of the Kumaso Brothers Koji Tsuruta
Amaterasu, Sun Goddess Setsuko Hara
Wakatarashi, Prince Akira Takarada
Kushinada, Princess Misa Uehara
Azami Kumi Mizuno
Iogi, Prince Akira Kubo
Elder of the Kumaso Brothers Takashi Shimura
Kibi-no Takehiko Akihiko Hirata
Susano, Prince Toshiro Mifune
Yamato, Princess Kinuyo Tanaka
Ohtomo, Chief Court Vassal Eijiro Tono
Kurohiko Ohtomo Jun Tazaki
Ohusu, Prince Hajime Izu
Goddess of Love Nobuko Otowa
Woman Story-Teller Haruko Sugimura
God of Strength Taro Asahiyo
Keikoh, Emperor Ganjiro Nakamura
Okabi Yu Fujiki
Spectator of Gods' Dance Eisei Amamoto
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Orochi N/A
Stock Footage Other Points of Interest
N/A Box Office, Soundtrack

DVDs
Region 2 The Birth of Japan Toho (2001)

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