The elderly Shukishi and his wife, Tomi, take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi, a doctor, and their daughter, Shige, a hairdresser, don't have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko, the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.
- Genre: Drama
- Studio: Shochiku
- Keyword: coma, beach, baby, fish, boat, office, baseball, classroom, dream, lantern, lie, ambition, tea, retirement, cake, marriage, peace, class, swing, honor, teacher, school, old man, black and white
- Cast: Chishū Ryū, Chieko Higashiyama, Setsuko Hara, Haruko Sugimura, Sō Yamamura, Kuniko Miyake