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Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer

Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer (2012)


141 min

Country: Japan

Director: Mizuho KudôYôjirô Takita

Actors: Aoi MiyazakiJunichi OkadaKiichi NakaiRyuta SatoShota SometaniTakashi Sasano

Genres: Drama, History

Subtitle: English

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Movie plot

A chronicle of the life of Yasui Santetsu, a 17th century master of go who turned his attention to astronomy and created a new calendar for Japan. Based on the life of Santetsu Yasui (December 27, 1639-November 1, 1715), appointed as the first official astronomer in the Edo Period and would go on to create the Jokyo calendar at the imperial request.

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