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Movie - The Picture Bride
Wednesday, June 05, 2019, 01:00pm - 02:30pm

The struggle of a Japanese woman who leaves her home to marry a stranger is chronicled in this historical drama based on true stories.  Picture brides were Japanese women contracted to marry Japanese sugar cane laborers working in Hawaii.  The couple would agree to marry based on the photos they sent to one another.  Riyo, an orphaned 17 year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii to marry Matsuji.  She is appalled to see that Matsuji sent her an old photograph and that he is 25 years older than she.  The miserable girl finds solace with her new friend Kana, a young mother.  Riyo decides she will earn her way back to Japan even though it could take years to save the $300. for the return fare.  She encounters many obstacles along the way.  The film stars Youki Kudoh and Akira Takayama.  (In Japanese and English with English subtitles)

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