- Release Date
- April, 2nd, 1960
- Running Time
- 106 min
- Screening Format
- Screen Size
- Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
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[ Story ]
Tosuke, a commercial artist, assists an old man named Genjuro when he falls and breaks his leg. This leads to Tosuke meeting Keiko, the old man's daughter who is jealously guarded like a tender flower as a result of her mother Ikuko having run away with one of her father's employees named Murata. She has been educated since leaving school by a private tutor, Miss Hayama.
When Keiko visits a photographic exhibition with Kokichi the brother of her friend Noriko, she is surprised to find a photo of herself which Tosuke had taken and which is titled "Song of the Hydrangeas". She is mystified when she notices a middle-aged man trying to buy the picture and who hastens away when Kokichi starts questioning him.
Both Tosuke and Kokichi are in love with Keiko, but Tosuke yields to Noriko and tells Keiko that he loves her friend. Complications arise when Ikuko, Keiko's mother who operates an inn at Osaka visits Tokyo to purchase a building which belongs to her former husband.
Noriko now realizes that she does not love Tosuke who is remodeling Genjuro's house, now a place of sunshine and laughter, and Tosuke and Keiko come together encouraged by Ikuko who though happy to meet her former husband and daughter realizes that she must forget the past and make her own future.
【Quoted from the database of Nikkatsu Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1960.3.3】
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