Kaneto Shindo was a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film producer, and author. He directed 48 films and wrote scripts for 238. His best known films as a director include Children of Hiroshima, The Naked Island, Onibaba, Kuroneko and A Last Note. His scripts were filmed by such directors as Kon Ichikawa, Keisuke Kinoshita, Seijun Suzuki, Fumio Kamei, and Tadashi Imai. Shindo was born in Hiroshima Prefecture, and he made several films about Hiroshima and the atomic bomb.