From left: Kirin Kiki, Hikari Mitsushima, Yo Oizumi, Erika Toda, Rina Uchiyama and director Masato Harada attend a news conference to promote their upcoming film “Kakekomi Onna to Kakedashi Otoko” in Tokyo on Wednesday. Set in the Edo era at the divorce temple Tokeiji, the film tells the stories of women desperate for divorce. Oizumi portrays the protagonist Shinjiro Nakamura, a mediator who listens to these women’s stories and tries to help them start a new life. Some of the women that Shinjiro meets are Jogo (Toda), a woman who has been abused by her husband, and Ogin (Mitsushima), a woman with a mysterious lover. Uchiyama appears as a female samurai, and Kiki plays the owner of the inn Kashiwaya. The film opens on May 16.© Japan Today
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