The Good Wife of Tokyo

© Longinotto / Hunt
52 minutes / Colour / 1992
Directed by
Kim Longinotto Clare Hunt

Country of production United Kingdom

Kazuko Hohki goes back to Tokyo with her band, the ‘Frank Chickens’, after living in England for 15 years. This wry and delightful film records her re-experiencing of Japan after a long absence, examining traditional attitudes to women and those of Kazuko’s friends who are trying to live differently.

Language and subtitles Japanese with English Subtitles

Region Central Asia and Far East

Country Japan

Keywords Music / Ethnomusicology Gender Role and Identity Marriage Social Change