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The Yellow Handkerchief (1977)
"Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi" (original title)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  28 April 1978 (USA)
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Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.

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Yûsaku Shima
Chieko Baishô ...
Mitsue Shima
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Akemi Ogawa
Tetsuya Takeda ...
Kin'ya Hanada
Hisao Dazai ...
Ryokan Manager
Makoto Akatsuka ...
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Mari Okamoto ...
Ramen Shop Girl
Sakae Umezu
Chieko Misaki
Kazuhiko Kasai
Saburô Satoki
Yasujirô Ono
Sabu Kawahara ...
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Tako Hachirô
Kôei Yamamoto
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Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.

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Tetsuya Takeda who plays the cowboy hat wearing Kinya went on to become well known for his role as the teacher in "Kimpachi Sensei" that ran on Japanese TV. See more »

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A pleasant road trip
24 December 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot is a simple one but the characterizations and travel episodes fill the movie out. When the travelers near their destination, the film shows an affection for small towns as we look out the car window and see the old buildings and the residents passing by. I was surprised to hear a performance of the song "Can-Can Musume" which I haven't heard for over 50 years.


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