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Program Title: Tora-san, Our Lovable Tramp
EASC Code: JT-46
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese, English
Subject: Children's TV/Movie
Program Type: Feature
Media Type:
Director: Yamada Yoji
Producer: Kamimura Tsutomu
Release Date: 1969
Running Time: 91 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Tora-san, an itenerant peddler, returns home after twenty years to find his parents passed away and his only sister, Sakura, running a local sweet shop and living with their aunt and uncle. Tora begrudgingly agrees to Sakura's planned marraiage to a painter, but only succeeds in ruining the marriage when he behaves outrageously at the pre-wedding party. He unwittingly falls in love with the daughter of a Buddhist priest. Upon learning that she is already preparing for her own marriage, he decides to leave home again to hide his chagrin.
Data Entry Date: 11/20/2006