Tokeiji temple is known as a “divorce temple” where women flee (kakekomi) to seek divorce. Shinjiro, a novice doctor also dreaming of becoming a writer, is living at an inn by Tokeiji. The more he finds out about the women, the more he realizes how much their stories vary — that separation can come out of love as well as hate.
Together with the master of Kashiwaya, he becomes a “divorce arbitrator” to untangle the knot to man and help these women with complex pasts create a new beginning, using ingenious ideas and tactics. All the while, a love is secretly growing in Shinjiro toward one of these kakekomi women.
Starring Yo Oizumi, Erika Toda, Hikari Mitsushima
Based on the novel “Tokeiji Hanadayori” by Hisashi Inoue
Presented in conjunction with the JICC's exhibition Meet Netsuke! Storytellers of Japan.
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