Japanese actor Kunie Tanaka, regarded for his appearances in the 1962 film “Sanjuro” directed by Akira Kurosawa and a prolonged-jogging Television drama collection, died of previous age on March 24 at 88, his family members claimed.
Tanaka was pretty much a fixture of Japanese homes actively playing an uncomfortable but loving father in a 20-calendar year-prolonged Tv drama “Kita no kuni kara” (From the Northern Country) that begun in 1981.
Picture demonstrates Japanese actor Kunie Tanaka taken in October 2008. (Kyodo)
He gained a Japan Academy Movie Prize in 1994 as greatest supporting male actor in the film “Gakko” (A Course to Keep in mind).
Tanaka gained a medal of honor in 1999 for a distinguished efficiency in art and an autumn decoration in 2006 for notable contributions to the field of artwork.
The native of Gifu Prefecture, central Japan, was a junior high trainer ahead of he commenced his acting vocation.