Chi no Shio Yamamuro Gunpei

Chi no Shio Yamamuro GunpeiProfile

  • Movie: Chi no Shio Yamamuro Gunpei
  • Romaji: Chi no Shio Yamamuro Gunpei
  • Japanese: 地の塩 山室軍平
  • Director: Masatoshi Tojo
  • Writer: Masayoshi Azuma, Masatoshi Tojo
  • Producer: Yu Ueno
  • Cinematographer: Kenji Takama
  • Release Date: October 21, 2017
  • Runtime: 107 min.
  • Genre: Biopic
  • Distributor: Argo Pictures
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


Gunpei Yamamuro (Ryu Morioka) was born in 1972 to a poor farming family. At a young age he was adopted, because his family was so poor. At the age of 15, he left his adopted home and moved to Tokyo to study. There, he learns about the spirit of charity in Christianity. He heads to Kyoto to enroll at the Doshisha Seminary. Gunpei Yamamuro works with The Salvation Army and becomes the first Japanese officer of the Salvation Army.


  1. Based on the life of Gunpei Yamamuro (September 1, 1872- March 13, 1940).



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