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1967

Sekishun

Three Faces of Love

惜春

Release Date
January, 14th, 1967
Running Time
96 min
Genre
Feature
Color
-
Screening Format
-

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

SHOCHIKU

[ Story ]

Fujiyo, Kikuko and Momoko are sisters, daughters of a traditional craftsman whose death occasions a dispute. Fujiyo, as eldest and only daughter of the legal first marriage should have precedence over her younger sisters as well as Hatsu, dad's mistress and younger sister's mother. According to dad's will, however, the daughter who first marries a suitable man will become heir to his shop and fortune.
Fujiyo is the more deserving, for she loves the work and its traditions. Momoko, on the other hand, is a completely modern girl, and Kikuko is cold and self-seeking. When Keiji, the shop's manager, begins to favor Fujiyo, the future seems assured because he is the most eligible man.
Though she yields to him, Fujiyo does not really love Keiji. Rather, she is attracted toward Kenkichi, a young obi designer. Meanwhile, Keiji is seduced by Kikuko and she becomes pregnant.
This changes everything. Keiji has to marry Kikuko and she will become the mistress of the shop, just as her scheming mother had hoped. In the meantime Fujiyo has discovered that Momoko also loves Kenkichi - enough to try to kill herself.
Fujiyo appears to have lost everything, but not quite. She is alone, but is now determined to devote herself completely to the Japanese ancient craft arts at risk dying out in this age of commercialization.

【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1967 10.2】

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