Setsuko Hara (the lone woman) and Yasujirō Ozu (hands on his hips in the white hat behind Hara) on the set of TOKYO STORY, their third movie together

“Late Spring” and the Blossoming of Ozu and Hara

How Yasujirō Ozu and Setsuko Hara’s First Film Together Cemented Their Legacy

Late Spring is a revolutionary film.

Its director, sometimes referred to as the “most Japanese director of all time”, and star are both Japanese icons, though the duo are rarely viewed as a revolutionary combination. Yet, Late



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store