About the film
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Release Date: May 05, 1995
|Production Companies||:||Cecile Company, Thousand Cranes Filmworks|
|Producers||:||Nina Blake, Dana Satler Hankins, Lisa Onodera, Eleanor R. Nakama, Paul Mayersohn, Diane Mei Lin Mark, Anna Fishburn, Yumi Takada, Marilyn Carrera Killeri|
|Writers||:||Kayo Hatta, Kayo Hatta, Mari Hatta, Mari Hatta, Diane Mei Lin Mark|
Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The miserable girl finds solace with her new friend Kana, a young mother who helps Riyo accept her new life.