Immediately after the Second World War, sister Kiku and brother Isamu, whose mother was a prostitute and the father was a GI, live with their grandmother in the country. Because their ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Emiko Takahashi ...
Kiku, the sister
Tanie Kitabayashi ...
Shigeko Kawada - their grandmother
George Okunoyama ...
Isamu Kawada - the younger brother
Aiko Asahina ...
Kimie
Kôji Kiyomura ...
Seijiro
Teruko Kishi ...
Katsu
Michiko Araki ...
Teacher
Masao Oda ...
Teacher
Seiji Miyaguchi ...
Doctor
Osamu Takizawa ...
Photographer
Eijirô Tôno ...
Policeman
Rentarô Mikuni ...
Pressman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natsuko Kahara
Kappei Matsumoto
Masao Mishima
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Immediately after the Second World War, sister Kiku and brother Isamu, whose mother was a prostitute and the father was a GI, live with their grandmother in the country. Because their colour, hair is different from Japanese, they'd have a hard time, being bullied or treated like unusual creatures. Unfortunately, racism and some other issues such as being different still exist in Japan but the way Kiku portrayed was quite refreshing as she's so strong and fighting against all those stupidity and cliché. Written by Naoshi Yasuda

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29 March 1959 (Japan)  »

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Kiku e Isamu  »

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