Min Tanaka as Grandpa
Min Tanaka is a Japanese actor and dancer. He was trained in ballet and modern dance, and was active as a solo dancer from 1966. In the 70s, he developed "hyper-dance", emphasizing psycho-physical unity of the body, and forged a major cultural impact on the art and culture community in Japan and abroad through collaboration with intellectuals, scientists and and practicing artists of his time.
In 1978, Tanaka made his international debut by participating in “Time-Space of Japan—MA, ” Paris Autumn Festival (commissioners: architect, Arata Isozaki, and composer, Toru Takemitsu). For three decades ever since he has presented solo and group performances throughout the world. He was deeply influenced by Tastumi Tsuchikata.
Starting in 2002, he began to appear in movies and on television. He won the award for best
supporting actor at the 26th Japan Academy Prize for The "Twilight Samurai".
The Twilight Samurai (2002)/The Hidden Blade (2004)/House of Himiko (2005)/Map of the Sounds of Tokyo (2009)/Tekkon Kinkreet (2006) (voice)/Umihikoyamahikomaihiko(2007)/Heaven's Door （2009）/Rebirth(2011）