Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp

October 17, 2008
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Join Yoji Yamada for a special Q&A live from Japan after the screening, via digital video!

1969, 91 min., 35mm, color.  Directed by Yoji Yamada, with Kiyoshi Atsumi, Sashiko Mitsumoto, Chieko Baisho.

Twenty years after leaving the small town of Shibamata, Tora-san returns home and is reunited with his younger sister Sakura, who has been raised there by their aunt and uncle. Sakura is now a beautiful young woman with many suitors. When Hiroshi, a neighborhood factory worker, vows to win Sakura over, Tora-san stirs the pot with clumsy schemes that backfire into disaster.

This film is part of the Monthly Classics series, Best of Tora-san.


$11/$7 Japan Society members, students & seniors

Buy Tickets Online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258, Mon. – Fri. 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 5 pm.

Japan Society 2007-08 Film Programs are generously supported by The Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund.

Additional support is provided by Joshua S. Levine and Nozomi Terao, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency.

  • Friday, October 17, 2008
  • 7:30 pm