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Cast

Credited cast:
Rentarô Mikuni ...
Yasukichi
Shinobu Ohtake ...
Tokuko, Yasukichi's first daughter (as Shinobu Ôtake)
Akira Emoto ...
Doctor
Hideko Yoshida ...
Old woman at village
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eimei Esumi ...
Villager
Hideo Kanze ...
Director of a hospital
Yoshiko Miyazaki ...
Tomoko
Yôko Nakajima
Masayuki Shionoya
Masahiko Tsugawa ...
Village chief
Shun Ueda ...
Old Man
Tokuko Watanabe ...
Village chief's lover
Naoko Ôtani ...
Yasukichi's lover
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