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Morning's Tree-Lined Street

Directed by Mikio Naruse
1936    60m
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 of 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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Cast of Morning's Tree-Lined Street
  • Sachiko ChibaChiyo
  • Heihachirō ŌkawaOgawa
  • Ranko AkagiShigeyo (Hisako)
  • Nijiko KiyokawaFusako
  • Satoko DateMitsuko
  • Hatsuko Natsume
  • Tamae KyokawaMadame at café
  • Ko MihashiChiyo's father
  • Masao MishimaMadame's husband
  • Misao YamaguchiChiyo's mother

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