The House of the Sleeping Beauties
House of the Sleeping Beauties is a 1961 novella by the Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata. It is a story about a lonely man, Old Eguchi, who continuously visits the House of the Sleeping Beauties in hope of something more; the titular house is an establishment where old men pay to sleep besides young girls, narcotized and happen to be naked, the sleeping beauties. The old men are expected to take sleeping pills and share the bed for a whole night with a girl without attempting anything of "bad taste" like "putting a finger inside their mouths". Eguchi is presented with a different girl each time he visits the house because of the short notice of his visits, he discovers. Each girl is different and the descriptions of his actions are mixed with the dreams that he has sleeping besides the girls; the 2008 adaptation by Vadim Glowna, Das Haus der Schlafenden Schönen, was not received well. Its Rotten Tomatoes rating is at 28%. Village Voice called it one of the worst releases of the year; the 2011 Australian film Sleeping Beauty, directed by Julia Leigh, uses the central premise of House of the Sleeping Beauties as part of its main plotline, but reverses the viewpoint.
The film contains a scene in which a university lecturer is presenting on a game of Go, a reference to Kawabata's 1951 novel The Master of Go. The literary sources for the film Sleeping Beauty were acknowledged and discussed in the book Sleeping Beauty presented to the press at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 by Screen Australia and subsequently in many interviews; these sources included Kawabata, Gabriel García Márquez, Charles Perrault, the Holy Bible. The plot of Gabriel García Márquez's novella Memories of My Melancholy Whores is ostensibly inspired by the House of the Sleeping Beauties
Kodansha Ltd. is a Japanese publishing company headquartered in Bunkyō, Japan. Kodansha is the largest Japanese publishing company, it produces the manga magazines Nakayoshi, Afternoon and Weekly Shōnen Magazine, as well as more literary magazines such as Gunzō, Shūkan Gendai, the Japanese dictionary Nihongo Daijiten. Kodansha was founded by Seiji Noma in 1909, members of his family continue as its owners. Seiji Noma founded Kodansha in 1909 as a spin-off of the Dai-Nippon Yūbenkai and produced the literary magazine Yūben as its first publication; the name Kodansha originated in 1911 when the publisher formally merged with the Dai-Nippon Yūbenkai. The company has used its current legal name since 1958, it uses the motto "omoshirokute, tame ni naru". Kodansha Limited owns the Otowa Group, which manages subsidiary companies such as King Records and Kobunsha, publishes Nikkan Gendai, a daily tabloid, it has close ties with The Walt Disney Company, sponsors Tokyo Disneyland. Kodansha is the largest publisher in Japan.
Revenues dropped due to the 2002 recession in Japan and an accompanying downturn in the publishing industry: the company posted a loss in the 2002 financial year for the first time since the end of World War II. Kodansha sponsors the prestigious Kodansha Manga Award, which has run since 1977. Kodansha's headquarters in Tokyo once housed Noma Dōjō, a kendo practice-hall established by Seiji Noma in 1925; the hall was demolished in November 2007, replaced with a dōjō in a new building nearby. The company announced that it was closing its English-language publishing house, Kodansha International, at the end of April 2011, their American publishing house, Kodansha USA, will remain in operation. Kodansha USA began issuing new publications under the head administrator of the international branch Kentaro Tsugumi, starting in September 2012 with a hardcover release of The Spirit of Aikido. Many of Kodansha USA's older titles have been reprinted. According to Daniel Mani of Kodansha USA, Inc. "Though we did stopped publishing new books for about a year starting from late 2011, we did continue to sell most of our older title throughout that period."In October 2016, Kodansha acquired publisher Ichijinsha and turned the company into its wholly owned subsidiary.
The Kodansha company holds ownership in various broadcasting companies in Japan. It holds shares in Nippon Cultural Broadcasting, along with Kobunsha. In the 2005 takeover-war for Nippon Broadcasting System between Livedoor and Fuji TV, Kodansha supported Fuji TV by selling its stock to Fuji TV. Kodansha has a somewhat complicated relationship with Nippon Hoso Kyokai, Japan's public broadcaster. Many of the manga and novels published by Kodansha have spawned anime adaptations. Animation such as Cardcaptor Sakura aired in NHK's Eisei Anime Gekijō time-slot, Kodansha published a companion-magazine to the NHK children's show Okāsan to Issho; the two companies clash editorially, however. The October 2000 issue of Gendai accused NHK of staging footage used in a news report in 1997 on dynamite fishing in Indonesia. NHK sued Kodansha in the Tokyo District Court, which ordered Kodansha to publish a retraction and to pay ¥4 million in damages. Kodansha appealed the decision, reached a settlement where it had to issue only a partial retraction, to pay no damages.
Gendai's sister magazine Shūkan Gendai nonetheless published an article which probed further into the staged-footage controversy which has dogged NHK. Japan Foundation: Japan Foundation Special Prize, 1994. Disney Ehon Disney Gold Bedtime Tales This is a list of the manga magazines published by Kodansha according to their 2012 Company Profile. Kodomo manga magazinesComic Bom Bom Shōnen manga magazinesWeekly Shōnen Magazine Monthly Shōnen Magazine Shōnen Sirius Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine DiscontinuedShōnen Magazine Wonder Monthly Manga Shōnen Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine Magazine Special Monthly Shōnen Rival Seinen manga magazinesWeekly Young Magazine Monthly Young Magazine Morning Morning 2 Afternoon Good! Afternoon, Evening DiscontinuedMagazine Z Young Magazine Uppers Shōjo manga magazinesNakayoshi Bessatsu Friend Betsufure Dessert Nakayoshi Lovely The Dessert DiscontinuedShōjo Club Shōjo Friend Mimi Aria Josei manga magazinesBe Love Kiss Kiss Plus ITAN Gunzo, monthly literary magazine Mephisto, tri-annual literary maga
Snow Country is a novel by the Japanese author Yasunari Kawabata. The novel is considered a classic work of Japanese literature and was among the three novels the Nobel Committee cited in 1968, when Kawabata was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Snow Country is a stark tale of a love affair between a Tokyo dilettante and a provincial geisha that takes place in the remote hot spring town of Yuzawa; the hot springs in that region were home to inns, visited by men traveling alone and in groups, where paid female companionship had become a staple of the economy. The geisha of the hot springs enjoyed nothing like the social status of their more artistically trained sisters in Kyoto and Tokyo, were little more than prostitutes whose brief careers ended in a downward spiral; the liaison between the geisha and the male protagonist, Shimamura, a wealthy loner and self-appointed expert on Western ballet, is thus doomed to failure. The nature of that failure and the parts played by others form the theme of the book.
As his most potent symbol of this "counter-Western modernity", the rural geisha, embodies Kawabata's conception of traditional Japanese beauty by taking Western influence and subverting it to traditional Japanese forms. Having no teacher available, she hones her technique on the traditional samisen instrument by untraditionally relying on sheet music and radio broadcasts, her lover, comments that, “the publishing gentleman would be happy if he knew he had a real geisha—not just an ordinary amateur—practicing from his scores way off here in the mountains.” On his way to the town, Shimamura is fascinated with a girl he sees on the train: Yoko, caring for a sick man traveling with her. He wants to see more of her though he is with Komako during his stay. A married man, it doesn't faze him that he is thinking about Yoko while being public with Komako; the novel began as a single short story published in a literary journal in January 1935, with its next section appearing in another journal the same month.
Kawabata continued writing about the characters afterward, with parts of the novel appearing in five different journals before he published the first iteration of the book. An integration of the initial seven pieces with a newly conceived ending appeared in 1937. Kawabata restarted work on the novel after a three-year break, again adding new chapters and again publishing in two separate journals, in 1940 and 1941, he re-wrote the last two sections, merging them into a single piece, published in a journal in 1946. Another additional piece arrived in 1947. In 1948, the novel reached its final form, an integration of nine separately published works. Kawabata himself worked on the novel there; the room in the hotel where he was staying is preserved as a museum. "Snow country" is a literal translation of the Japanese title "Yukiguni". The name comes from the place where the story takes place, where Shimamura arrives in a train coming through a long tunnel under the border mountains between the Gunma and Niigata Prefectures.
Sitting at the foot of mountains, on the north side, this region receives a huge amount of snow in winter because of the northern winds coming across the Sea of Japan. The winds accumulate moisture over the sea and deposit it as snow while running up against the mountains; the snow reaches four to five meters in depth, sometimes isolating the region's towns and villages from others. The lonely atmosphere suggested by the title is infused throughout the book. Kawabata again returned to Snow Country near the end of his life. A few months before his death in 1972, he wrote an abbreviated version of the work, which he titled "Gleanings from Snow Country", that shortened the novel to a few spare pages, a length that placed it among his Palm-of-the-Hand Stories, a form to which Kawabata devoted particular attention for more than 50 years. An English translation of "Gleanings from Snow Country" was published in 1988 by J. Martin Holman, in the collection Palm-of-the-Hand Stories. Edward Seidensticker, noted scholar of Japanese literature whose English translation of the novel was published in 1956, described the work as "perhaps Kawabata's masterpiece."
According to him, the novel reminds of haiku, both for its many delicate contrapuntal touches and its use of brief scenes to tell a larger story. As Shimamura begins to understand his place in the universe, the idea of mono no aware is quite apparent. Snow Country is one of the three novels cited by the Nobel Committee in awarding Yasunari Kawabata the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the other two works being The Old Capital and Thousand Cranes. Another Japanese novel titled Snow Country but spelled in katakana as opposed to the original kanji, references this work. In the homage to the original, a Japanese student undertakes translating a book from English into Japanese for summer homework; the student does not realize. Kawabata, Yasunari. Yukiguni. Iwanami Shoten Publishing. ISBN 4-00-310813-2. Revised in 2003. 1956, Snow Country. New York: Knopf. OCLC: 3623808. Paperback.. 1957, Snow Country. Tokyo: Charles E. Tuttle. OCLC: 29197673. Paperback. 1986, Snow Country and Thousand Cranes. UK: Penguin. ISBN 0140181180.
Paperback. 1996, Snow Country. New York: Vintage. ISBN 0-679-76104-7. Paperback. "Notes on the translation from Japanese to English". TravelJapanBlog.com. October 2008
Karuizawa is a town located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2016, the town had an estimated population of 19,939, a population density of 128 persons per km², its total area is 156.03 square kilometres. Karuizawa is a popular summer resort area for the residents of Tokyo. Karuizawa is located in eastern Nagano Prefecture, bordered by Gunma Prefecture to the north and south; the town is located on an elevated plain at the foot of Mount Asama, one of Japan's most active volcanoes. The mountain is classed as a Category A active volcano. A small eruption was detected in June 2015, a more significant eruption spewing hot rocks and a plume of ash occurred in February 2015. Mt. Asama's most destructive eruption in recent recorded history took place in 1783, when over 1,000 were killed; the volcano is monitored by scientists and climbing close to the summit is prohibited. Usui Pass Highest elevation: 2,568 metres Lowest elevation: 798.7 metres Nagano Prefecture Saku Miyota Gunma Prefecture Takasaki Annaka Shimonita Naganohara Tsumagoi Karuizawa has a humid continental climate with warm summers and cold winters.
Precipitation is much heavier in the summer than in the winter. The area of present-day Karuizawa was part of ancient Shinano Province, developed as Karuizawa-shuku, a post station on the Nakasendō highway connecting Edo with Kyoto during the Edo period. August 2, 1876: The villages of Kutsukake, Karijuku and Yui merged to form the village of Nagakura; the village of Hatsuji in Saku District absorbed the village of Matorikaya. January 14, 1879: Kitasaku District Government enforced, the town of Usuitoge, the villages of Karuizawa, Oiwake belongs to Kitasaku District. 1886: Canadian Anglican missionary Rev. Alexander Croft Shaw and Tokyo Imperial University English professor James Main Dixon introduced Karuizawa as a summer resort. April 1, 1889: With the establishment of the municipalities system, the town of Usuitoge, the villages of Karuizawa, the areas of the former villages of Kutsukake and Karijuku from the village of Nagakura merged to form the village of Higashinagakura in Kitasaku District, the areas of the former villages of Narusawanitta and Yui in the village of Nagakura, the villages of Hatsuji and Oiwake merged to form the village of Nishinagakura in Kitasaku District.
1910s: Begins to attract the attention of other expatriates and Japanese. Specially Germans congregate here, language professors and academics hold annual conferences. August 1, 1923: The village of Higashinagakura gains town status to become the town of Karuizawa. May 8, 1942: The village of Nishinagakura is merged into Karuizawa 1942-45: Site of an internment camp for enemy foreigners and diplomats during World War 2. From 1943 relocation of an increasing number of Germans from Tokyo, suffering from US fire bombing; the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers deported most of them in late 1947. 1951: Selected as International Cultural and Tourism City. February 1, 1957: Karuizawa absorbed Serizawa area from the former village of Goga, absorbed by the town of Miyota. April 1, 1959: The Kajikazawa area of the former village of Oiwake was split off and merged with the town of Miyota. 1964: 1964 Summer Olympics February 1972: Asama-Sanso incident Police besiege communist militants holed up in holiday resort after mass killing and hostage taking.
October 1, 1997: The Nagano Shinkansen opens, serving Karuizawa. 1998: 1998 Winter Olympics 2004: Mount Asama erupts. Hoshino Resorts has its headquarters in Karuizawa. Karuizawa has three public elementary school and one public middle school operated by the town government, one high school operated the Nagano Prefectural Board of Education; the UWC ISAK Japan international school is located in the town. JR East – Hokuriku Shinkansen Karuizawa Shinano Railway – Shinano Railway Line Karuizawa - Naka-Karuizawa - Shinano-Oiwake Jōshin-etsu Expressway Japan National Route 18 Japan National Route 146 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Whistler, British Columbia, Canada At an elevation of 1,000 m and a temperate summer climate, Karuizawa is a popular year round resort offering many outdoor sport, hot spring and recreational activities. Convenient road and rail access from central Tokyo, has ensured Karuizawa's popularity as a location for second homes and resort hotels since the Meiji era; the town is known for its historic shopping street known as "Ginza dōri" or "Kyū-dō" and association with both Japanese royalty and visitors such as John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Karuizawa hosted equestrian events in the 1964 Summer Olympics as well as curling in the 1998 Winter Olympics. To date, it is the only city in the world to have hosted both Winter Olympic events. Since 1997, Karuizawa has been accessible via the JR East Nagano Shinkansen. New high speed rail links has resulted in modest population growth and the development of large outlet style shopping malls. Arishima Takeo, writer Endo Shusaku, novelist Idei Nobuyuki, former Sony Chairman, CEO Paul Jacoulet, woodblock print artist E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat and historian Yoko Ono, artist and activist Alexander Croft Shaw, Anglican missionary Tabaimo, artist Media related to Karuizawa, Nagano at Wikimedia Commons Official Website Karuizawa Tourism Website Karuizawa Tourism Website
Yasunari Kawabata was a Japanese novelist and short story writer whose spare, subtly-shaded prose works won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1968, the first Japanese author to receive the award. His works have enjoyed broad international appeal and are still read. Born in Osaka, into a well-established doctor's family, Yasunari was orphaned when he was four, after which he lived with his grandparents, he had an older sister, taken in by an aunt, whom he met only once thereafter, at the age of ten. Kawabata's grandmother died when he was seven, his grandfather when he was fifteen. Having lost all close relatives, he moved in with his mother's family. However, in January 1916, he moved into a boarding house near the junior high school to which he had commuted by train. Through many of Kawabata's works the sense of distance in his life is represented, he gives the impression that his characters have built up a wall around them that moves them into isolation. In a 1934 published work Kawabata wrote: “I feel as though I have never held a woman's hand in a romantic sense Am I a happy man deserving of pity?”.
Indeed, this does not have to be taken but it does show the type of emotional insecurity that Kawabata felt experiencing two painful love affairs at a young age. One of those painful love episodes was with Hatsuyo Ito, his unsent love letter to her was found at his former residence in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture. According to Kaori Kawabata, Kawabata's son-in-law, an unpublished entry in the author's diary mentions that Hatsuyo was raped by a monk at the temple she was staying at, which led her to break off their engagement. After graduating from junior high school in March 1917, just before his 18th birthday, he moved to Tokyo, hoping to pass the exams of Dai-ichi Kōtō-gakkō, under the direction of the Tokyo Imperial University, he entered the Humanities Faculty as an English major. A young Kawabata, by this time, was enamoured by the works of another Asian Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. Kawabata graduated in 1924, by which time he had caught the attention of Kikuchi Kan and other noted writers and editors through his submissions to Kikuchi's literary magazine, the Bungei Shunju.
In addition to fiction writing, Kawabata worked as a reporter, most notably for the Mainichi Shimbun. Although he refused to participate in the militaristic fervor that accompanied World War II, he demonstrated little interest in postwar political reforms. Along with the death of all his family while he was young, Kawabata suggested that the War was one of the greatest influences on his work, stating he would be able to write only elegies in postwar Japan. Still, many commentators detect little thematic change between Kawabata's prewar and postwar writings. While still a university student, Kawabata re-established the Tokyo University literary magazine Shin-shichō, defunct for more than four years. There he published his first short story, "Shokonsai ikkei" in 1921. During university, he changed faculties to Japanese literature and wrote a graduation thesis titled, "A short history of Japanese novels", he graduated from university in March 1924. In October 1924, Riichi Yokomitsu and other young writers started a new literary journal Bungei Jidai.
This journal was a reaction to the entrenched old school of Japanese literature the Japanese movement descended from Naturalism, while it stood in opposition to the "workers'" or proletarian literature movement of the Socialist/Communist schools. It was an "art for art's sake" movement, influenced by European Cubism, Expressionism and other modernist styles; the term Shinkankakuha, which Kawabata and Yokomitsu used to describe their philosophy, has been mistakenly translated into English as "Neo-Impressionism". However, Shinkankakuha was not meant to be restored version of Impressionism. An early example from this period is the draft of Hoshi wo nusunda chichi, an adaption of Ferenc Molnár's play Liliom. Kawabata started to achieve recognition with a number of short stories shortly after he graduated, receiving acclaim for "The Dancing Girl of Izu" in 1926, a story about a melancholy student who, on a walking trip down Izu Peninsula, meets a young dancer, returns to Tokyo in much improved spirits.
This story, which explored the dawning eroticism of young love, was successful because he used dashes of melancholy and bitterness to offset what might have otherwise been overly sweet. Most of his subsequent works explored similar themes. In the 1920s, Kawabata was living in the plebeian district of Tokyo. During this period, Kawabata experimented with different styles of writing. In Asakusa kurenaidan, serialized from 1929 to 1930, he explores the lives of the demimonde and others on the fringe of society, in a style echoing that of late Edo period literature. On the other hand, his Suisho genso is pure stream-of-consciousness writing, he was involved in writing the script for the experimental film A Page of Madness. In 1933, Kawabata protested publicly against the arrest and death of the young leftist writer Takiji Kobayashi in Tokyo by the Tokkō special political
Sleeping Beauty (2011 film)
Sleeping Beauty is a 2011 Australian erotic drama film, written and directed by Julia Leigh. It is her debut as a director; the film stars Emily Browning as a young university student. She takes up a part-time high-paying job with a mysterious group that caters to rich men who like the company of nude sleeping young women. Lucy is required to sleep alongside paying customers and be submissive to their erotic desires, fulfilling their fantasies by voluntarily entering into physical unconsciousness; the film is based on influences that include Leigh's own dream experiences, the novels The House of the Sleeping Beauties and Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Nobel laureates Yasunari Kawabata and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, respectively. The film premiered in May at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival as the first Competition entry to be screened, it was the first Australian film In Competition at Cannes since Moulin Rouge!. Sleeping Beauty was released in Australia on 23 June 2011, it premiered in US cinemas on 2 December 2011 on limited release.
Overall critical reception of the film has been mixed, rising to some approval through June 2016, after circulation of the film on the festival circuit. Lucy is a university student who works in an office in the daytime and at a restaurant in the evenings, she is a research subject at a science laboratory. Lucy is paying rent by doing several jobs, she is caring for a sick relative, Birdmann, attracted to her. While she does not return his sexual interest, Lucy enjoys Birdmann's company, in his presence is the only time she is shown smiling or laughing. An old joke between the two is that Birdmann asked Lucy to marry him. Due to lack of money and Birdmann's bad health, Lucy makes a decision to look for another part-time job. In response to a classified ad for yet another short-term job, Lucy meets Clara, who runs a service that combines lingerie modelling and catering performed by young women at a black tie dinner party for male clients. Clara assures her that the men are not allowed to touch the women sexually, Lucy agrees to try it.
Clara inspects names her "Sara" for the purpose of anonymity. At the dinner party, Lucy is the only girl dressed in white. After one other session as a serving girl, Lucy gets promoted, she receives a call from Clara's assistant, for a different request. Lucy is driven to a country mansion, where Clara offers Lucy a new role wherein she will be voluntarily sedated and sleep naked while male clients lie beside her, they are permitted to caress and cuddle her. After Lucy falls asleep, she lies unconscious on the bed and Clara leads in her client. After Clara reminds the man of the no-penetration rule, he curls up beside Lucy. After a few of these sessions, Lucy has enough money to move into a larger, more expensive apartment, where she lives alone, she receives a call from Birdmann. She finds him dying in his bed. Sobbing, she takes off her shirt and gets in bed with him. At Birdmann's funeral, Lucy abruptly asks an old friend if he will marry her, in an echo of Birdmann's old playful banter; the friend, not understanding the reference, takes her and, refuses her, citing a number of Lucy's personal problems as his reasons.
At her next assignment with Clara, Lucy asks if she can see what happens during the sessions while she is asleep. Clara refuses. Lucy decides to surreptitiously film her next encounter; the client is once again the first man, but this time, he drinks the tea with a much larger dose of the sleeping drug. The following morning, Clara comes in and checks the man's pulse, showing no surprise when he cannot be awakened. Clara tries to wake Lucy, who has overdosed as well, is able to revive her using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Lucy begins screaming; the film ends with the scene captured by the hidden camera: the dead old man and the sleeping girl both lying peacefully together in bed. Writer and director Julia Leigh a novelist, said in an interview with Filmmaker Magazine that she wrote the film without the intention of directing it. In writing the script, Leigh drew from several literary inspirations, including Yasunari Kawabata's House of the Sleeping Beauties and Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, as well as the eponymous fairytales by Charles Perrault and The Brothers Grimm, the biblical story of an old King Solomon who had young virgins brought to him from all over his realm to sleep alongside him.
She noted the phenomenon of images of sleeping girls on some of the fetish websites. Kawabata's novel had been adapted in 2006 by German director Vadim Glowna, as Das Haus der Schlafenden Schönen, but had been released to negative reviews; the Sleeping Beauty script made the 2008 Black List of unproduced screenplays grabbing attention in Hollywood. In September 2009 the project was approved for funding from Screen Australia. In February 2010 it was announced. Mia Wasikowska was cast as Lucy but she dropped out when offered the title role in the adaption of Jane Eyre. Principal photography on the film began on April 3, 2010, at University of Sydney and downtown Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Scott, A. O. (1 Dec
With Beauty and Sorrow
With Beauty and Sorrow is a 1965 Japanese drama film directed by Masahiro Shinoda and based on the novel Beauty and Sadness by the Nobel-winning Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata. Many years ago Toshio Ôki, approaching middle age, had a relation to 16-year-old Otoko, she got pregnant. Their relation stopped at the same time. Much Ôki had become a famous writer, not least because of a novel about this love story. Otoko had become a famous painter, but she had become a lesbian. Her favourite student and beloved one was the beautiful Keiko. Twenty four years after the early love Ôki goes from Tokyo to Kyoto to meet Otoko; the meeting is polite with secret emotional shadows. Keiko makes a plan, she intends to become pregnant, bear Ôki's child and give it to Otoko. She hopes, but she wants to take her revenge on the man who had harmed her beloved. Secretly she invites him to Kyoto and seduces him, she calls his parents and tells that he had promised to marry her. Horrified they take the first plane to Kyoto.
Meanwhile, she takes the son on boating, arranges an accident, drowns him. It is close that she herself would die. Kaoru Yachigusa as Otoko Ueno Mariko Kaga as Keiko Sakami So Yamamura as Toshio Ôki Haruko Sugimura as Otoko's Mother Kei Yamamoto as Taichiro Ôki Misako Watanabe as Fumiko Ôki 1965: Asia-Pacific Film Festival Awards - Best Supporting Actress for Kaoru Yachigusa With Beauty and Sorrow on IMDb