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The Yellow Handkerchief

  Ken Takakura is Yusaku Shima, just parolled after serving his time for murder, making his way home to Hokkaido uncertain whether or not he will be welcome, or whether Read More

Weather Woman

  Keiko Nadachi is a substitute weather-girl for Michiko Kawai on J-TV. As a way of signing off, she hikes up her skirt and flashes her underwear at the audience. Read More

Weather Woman Returns

  Keiko is the new owner of a local television station, and she’s determined to succeed, no matter what! But the rival TV station will stop at nothing to crush Read More


  In this humorous paean to the joys of food, the main story is about trucker Goro, who rides into town like a modern Shane to help Tampopo set up Read More

Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp

  Tora-San, an itinerant peddler who is thrown out of his father’s house twenty years before but reconnects with his aunt, uncle and sister Sakura. Tora wreaks some havoc in Read More

Tora-san’s Shattered Romance

  A girl who has escaped from an institution falls in love with Tora-san. He decides to marry her, but his family and the girl’s teacher break up the romance.

Tora-San’s Cherished Mother

  Tora-san hears that his mother is still alive and returns to Tokyo to track her down. He discovers that she is a geisha who had had only a brief Read More

Tora-san’s Grand Scheme

  The fourth installment of the Tora-san series. Tora-san offers a free trip to Hawaii to his uncle and wife who took a care of him and his sister after Read More

Tora-san, His Tender Love

  In an effort to get him to settle down, Tora’s family attempts to arrange a marriage for him. Unfortunately, Tora’s goodwill backfires once again, and he leaves for a Read More

Tora-san’s Runaway

  Tora-San, an eccentric and resourceful tramp, is always cheerful. Although he is an orphan, he decides to go back home after a long absence. He thus sees again his Read More