I Love You
Oshitari Akiko as Mizukoshi Asako
Tanaka Minoru as Mizukoshi Ryuichi
Okazaki Ai as Mizukoshi Ai
Fuwa Mansaku as Morita Yuko
Takano Sachiko as Sasaki Katsuko
Uemura Rina as Konno Natsumi
Director of Photography:
Original Story & Script:
The Foundation to Promote Art & Culture
Kobushi Productions Inc & "I Love You" Production Committee
With the Cooperation of:
Toyoda-Town, Shizuoka Prefecture
Information about Actor / Director:
Born 1970 in Japan's northernmost province of Hokkaido, Akiko graduated form the Yokohama High School for the Deaf and Aoba Junior College. A regular on an NHK educational program that teaches sign language, "I Love You" is her feature film debut. Akiko's hobbies include patchwork quilting and seeing movies.
Born 1966 in Tokyo, Minoru enrolled into Tatsuya Nakadai's School of Actors upon graduating from high school. He appears in numerous TV dramas, theatrical production and big screen
Ai was born in Tokyo in 1989 and has belonged to a children theatre group for many years. She appears on film, TV, and commercials. Listed among Ai's accomplishments are tap dancing, singing, mono cycling, self-taught signing and her hobbies include sketching.
Director - Osawa Yutaka
Born in Gunma Prefecture in 1935, Osawa is a mainstream director and producer of Japanese films with social themes.
Co-Director - Yonaiyama Akihiro
Born in Tokyo in 1952 to deaf parents, Yonaiyama's mother tongue is sign language. In 1981, he performed in 84 overseas venues with the American Deaf Theatre. On returning to Japan, he met the famous TV personality, Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, and together they established Japan's own Deaf Theatre. Having appeared in numerous productions, Yonaiyama was awarded a major prize in the 1987 National Art Festival Award.