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The Yellow Handkerchief (1977)

Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi (original title)
Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.

Director:

Yôji Yamada

Writers:

Yôji Yamada (screenplay), Yoshitaka Asama (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Takakura ... Yûsaku Shima
Chieko Baishô Chieko Baishô ... Mitsue Shima
Kaori Momoi ... Akemi Ogawa
Tetsuya Takeda Tetsuya Takeda ... Kin'ya Hanada
Hisao Dazai Hisao Dazai ... Ryokan Manager
Makoto Akatsuka Makoto Akatsuka ... Chinpira
Mari Okamoto Mari Okamoto ... Ramen Shop Girl
Sakae Umezu
Chieko Misaki Chieko Misaki
Kazuhiko Kasai Kazuhiko Kasai
Saburô Satoki Saburô Satoki
Yasujirô Ono Yasujirô Ono
Sabu Kawahara Sabu Kawahara ... (as Hiromasa Kawahara)
Tako Hachirô Tako Hachirô
Kôei Yamamoto Kôei Yamamoto
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Three complete strangers embark on a road-trip to Hokkaido.

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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Remade as The Yellow Handkerchief (2008) See more »

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A pleasant road trip
24 December 2002 | by noirfilmSee 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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 April 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Yellow Handkerchief of Happiness See more »

Filming Locations:

Sakaemachi, Hokkaido, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shochiku See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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