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Hana no ran (1988)

Poet Akiko Yosano is a poor woman with many children, she composes while doing the housework. Her passion flows towards Takeo Arishima, a noted novelist.

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Credited cast:
Sayuri Yoshinaga ...
Akiko Yosano
Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Sumako Matsui
Ken Ogata ...
Kan Yosano
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Akiko Hatano
Morio Kazama ...
Sakae Osugi
Eri Ishida ...
Noe Ito
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Takeo Arishima
Yoshiko Nakada ...
Tomiko Yamakawa
Mineko Nishikawa ...
Takino Hayashi
Mikio Narita ...
Harufusa Hatano
Keizô Kanie ...
Hogetsu Shimamura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renji Ishibashi ...
Shojiro Sawada
Takashi Naitô ...
Kyutaro Wada
Eri Saito ...
Natsuko Fukao
Miki Sanjô ...
Arishima's mother
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Poet Akiko Yosano is a poor woman with many children, she composes while doing the housework. Her passion flows towards Takeo Arishima, a noted novelist.

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Beautiful film about excesses of passion
17 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Set in the Taisho era, which might be regarded as Japan's Hippie Phase, Hana no ran is a story about fashionable people without impulse control. :D Much of the action centers on a popular woman writer, the real-life poet Akiko Yosano, and her experiences among the literati of early 20th century Japan. Because of her independent, anti-war and often erotic poetry, she was a lightning rod for revolutionaries and other extremists, many of whom were destined to glamorous, yet ultimately pointless, deaths. The closest parallels might be the Byron/Shelley group or the people drawn to the Beat Generation.

The cinematography is lovely, and sets and costumes are faithful to the era, when old Japan was once again confronted by new styles from the West.


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