MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,477 this week

Ornamental Hairpin (1941)
"Kanzashi" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  26 August 1941 (Japan)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 315 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 15 critic

Emi Ota and her friend Okiku stay briefly at a mountain inn and then return to Tokyo. Later, Nanmura, a soldier on leave, steps on an ornamental hairpin in the public bath at the inn. Emi ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story),
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Keith Simanton talks with the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3243 titles
created 17 Jul 2011
 
a list of 240 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 28 Dec 2012
 
a list of 699 titles
created 11 Apr 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 11 Sep 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ornamental Hairpin (1941)

Ornamental Hairpin (1941) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ornamental Hairpin.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Only Son (1936)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In 1923, in the province of Shinshu, the widow and simple worker of a silk factory Tsune Nonomiya (O-Tsune) decides to send her only son to Tokyo for having a better education. Thirteen ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Chôko Iida, Shin'ichi Himori, Masao Hayama
Dekigokoro (1933)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two Tokyo co-workers come across a destitute young lady in search of a place to live.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Takeshi Sakamoto, Nobuko Fushimi, Den Obinata
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Shuhei Horikawa, a poor schoolteacher, struggles to raise his son Ryohei by himself, despite neither money nor prospects.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Chishû Ryû, Shûji Sano, Shin Saburi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two blind masseurs travel to a mountain retreat. One of them falls for a visiting lady from Tokyo and investigates a series of thefts.

Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
Stars: Shotaro Akagi, Shin'ichi Himori, Ayuko Hirano
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In post-war Japan, a man brings a lost boy to his tenement. No one wants to take the child for even one night; finally, a sour widow, Tané, does. The next day, complaining, she takes the ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Chôko Iida, Hohi Aoki, Eitarô Ozawa
Mr. Thank You (1936)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mr. Thank You is the kindly young driver of a local bus traveling from poverty stricken coastal villages, over the mountains, to the town. He thanks everybody when they let his bus pass on ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
Stars: Shôsuke Agata, Kiyoshi Aono, Shôtarô Fujimatsu
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
Stars: Shûji Sano, Shin'ichi Himori, Toshiaki Konoe
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two half-brothers try to cope with the loss of their father.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu
Stars: Yukichi Iwata, Mitsuko Yoshikawa, Den Obinata
Nobuko (1940)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
Stars: Shinobu Aoki, Mariko Aoyama, Mitsuko Higashiyama
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Duyen faces a daily struggle to care for her young son and her weakened father-in-law, while keeping secret the fact that her husband died in a battle during the war.

Director: Nhat Minh Dang
Stars: Van Le, Luu Viet Bao Dang, Phu Cuong Lai
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
Stars: Yaeko Mizutani, Ken Uehara, Hideo Fujino
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: Hiroshi Shimizu
Stars: Koume Akasaka, Akiko Kazami, Denjirô Ôkôchi
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Shin'ichi Himori ...
Hiroyasu
Kanji Kawahara ...
Old Man
Hiroko Kawasaki ...
Okiku
Koji Matsumoto ...
Head clerk
Hideko Mimura ...
His Wife
Tsuneo Osugi ...
Tsune
Masayoshi Otsuka ...
Jiro
...
Osamura
Tatsuo Saitô ...
Professor Katae
Takeshi Sakamoto ...
Inn's owner
...
Emi
Kayoko Terada ...
Maid
Jun Yokoyama ...
Taro
Munenobu Yui ...
Toku
Edit

Storyline

Emi Ota and her friend Okiku stay briefly at a mountain inn and then return to Tokyo. Later, Nanmura, a soldier on leave, steps on an ornamental hairpin in the public bath at the inn. Emi writes to the inn saying she has lost a hairpin and, when she discovers that it injured Nanmura, returns to apologize. The longer term visitors at the inn meet together to discuss the hairpin incident. These include a grumpy Professor, a young couple Mr and Mrs Hiroyasu, and an old man staying with his two grandsons. They hope to see a romance blossom between Nanmura and Emi, after Nanmura declares that there is something almost poetic in finding a hairpin in the bath. Written by Will Gilbert

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 August 1941 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Ornamental Hairpin  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
7 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film takes place at an inn in Japan in summer where people are going for rest and relaxation. Basically, the film is about Mr. Nanmura, who is played by the great actor Chishu Ryu, looking much younger than he usually does in Ozu films. While in the hot springs, he is injured in the foot after stepping on an ornamental hairpin. The owner of the hairpin is Emi, who comes back to the inn to apologize. The men there wonder if she is beautiful. She arrives. She is played by Kinuyo Tanaka, the great actress who is best known for her roles in Kenji Mizoguchi films and was indeed beautiful. She stays at the inn and a relationship blossoms between Emi and Mr. Nanmura. Will it last? I have never seen a movie from this director, as outside of Japan he is not as well known as Kurosawa, Naruse and the aforementioned Ozu and Mizoguchi. However, he does a great job here moving the story along. You want to know what happens. The pairing of Chishu Ryu and Kinuyo Tanaka is a dream one, they are excellent in this film. The film is subtle but compelling. This film is being sold as part of a four DVD box of the director's film, and this was the first one I watched. Based on this film alone it was money well spent.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
2005 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL SIDEBAR - Special Retrospective SONNYK_USA
Discuss Ornamental Hairpin (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?