28th Tokyo International Film Festival


Throw Away Your Books, Let’s Go into the Streets


Director:Shuji Terayama

10/23 18:20-  Ticket sales have closed.  
10/27 13:50-  Ticket sales have closed.  

138min. Japanese Color | 1971 Japan | 


Throw Away Your Books, Let’s G0 into the Streets is the film adaptation of a documentary-cum-musical play of the same name that the Tenjo Sajiki theater troupe, headed by Terayama, staged in various places throughout Japan. It is an experimental film that combines elements of fiction and documentary. For example, one of the settings is a ramshackle apartment in which the four actors actually resided. There is a rock score based on poetry submitted by a late teen, and the camera soars in the sky and rolls on the ground. This is Terayama’s first full-length film. Terayama claimed that he wanted to create a rock musical film that never follows movie conventions. The film won the Grand Prize at the San Remo Film Festival.

Schedule & TicketData

Shinjuku WALD9 Theater3

10/23 18:20 - (138min)

Tickets ¥1000(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥800 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)



10/27 13:50 - (138min)

Tickets ¥1000(Tax included)

Tickets (student) ¥800 | Tickets at the Door (student) ¥500 (Tax included)


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Shuji Terayama

Born in 1935 in Aomori Prefecture. Terayama wrote haiku poems from an early age, and was an active tanka poet during his days as a student at Waseda University. After dropping out of university, Terayama worked as a playwright, radio dramatist, and screenwriter. In 1967, he founded the Tenjo Sajiki theater troupe. In 1971, Terayama wrote and directed his first full-length film, Throw Away Your Books, Let’s Go into the Streets. In 1983, Terayama died suddenly at the young age of 47.

Directed and Written by: Shuji Terayama
Cinematography by: Masayoshi Sukita
Art Direction by: Seiichi Hayashi, Ryoichi Enomoto
Music by: Itsuro Shimoda, J. A Seazer, Hiroyoshi Yanagida
Produced by: Eiko Kujo

Eimei Sasaki
Masaharu Saitoi
Sei Hiraizumii
Yukiko Kobayashii
Akihiro Maruyama (Akihiro Miwa)

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