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Morning’s Tree-Lined Street

Morning’s Tree-Lined Street (1936)


60 min

Country: Japan

Director: Mikio Naruse

Actors: Hatsuko NatsumeHeihachirô ÔkawaKo MihashiMasao MishimaMisao YamaguchiNijiko KiyokawaRanko AkagiSachiko ChibaSatoko DateTamae Kiyokawa

Genres: Drama

Subtitle: English

4.15/ 5 3 votes
Movie plot

As suggested by the title, this film takes up the theme of the city, beginning with a series of traveling shots from Chiyo’s point o view on a bus leaving the countryside and entering the metropolitan cityscape. After some fruitless job hunting in downtown Tokyo, Chiyo accepts a job as a bar hostess in Shiba ward. Well away from glamorous Asakusa and Ginza, this is a neighborhood bar where the women are dirt poor, each having only one kimono to their name….

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