RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 728639680 LA In Japanese with optional English subtitles. T1 Sasameyuki A1 Ichikawa, Kon,, Tanaka, Tomoyuki,, Hidaka, Shin'ya., Sakuma, Yoshiko,, Yoshinaga, Sayuri,, Kotegawa, Yūko,, Itami, Jūzō,, Hosokawa, Toshiyuki., Ishizaka, Kōji,, Kishi, Keiko., Tanizaki, Jun'ichirō,, Tōhō Kabushiki Kaisha., Janus Films., Criterion Collection (Firm), PB Criterion Collection PP Irvington, NY YR 2011 SN 9781604654332 1604654333 AB Japan, 1938. War is looming on the horizon, but the Makioka sisters are far more concerned with their domestic troubles. The sisters have taken over their family's kimono manufacturing business in Osaka, and are well off, traveling together to view the changing of the seasons--cherry blossoms in Kyoto, brilliant leaves in the fall. Tsuruko and Sachiko, the older two, have been married for quite some time. Tradition demands that they marry in order of their birth, but marrying off the shy, conservative Yukiko is proving difficult. These challenges have been particularly frustrating for youngest sister Taeko, who is eager to marry and move on with her life. A graceful study of a family at a turning point in history, and a poignant evocation of changing times and fading customs.