Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
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.
touching, serious, realistic, scenic, harsh, melancholic, reflective, breathtaking, romantic, emotional ...
immigrants, self discovery, friendship, culture clash, orphan, death, storytelling, couple relations, mentor, forbidden love, romance, life & death, destiny, courage, island, childhood, love affair, loneliness, fantasy world, survival, arranged marriage, unlikely friendships, alien, aging, parents and children ...
19th century, 1920s
hawaii, japan, asia, tokyo, usa