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Edo-style divorce

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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.

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They picked some real babes for this flick. Rina looks hotter than ever. And Erika can be a beaut when she smiles. But Hikari seems rather thin in this picture. Maybe it's the outfit. I hope Masato took her out for a big bowl of udon after this event.

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Would help if they all looked at the same camera.

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I wish Japan could go back to Edo era.

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tinawatanabe: I wish Japan could go back to Edo era.

Me, too, I like those old movies. Weren't the roads kind of muddy, though?

Cool mushroom hats and clogs, too!

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2c/NamamugiVillage.JPG

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Weren't the roads kind of muddy, though? Cool mushroom hats and clogs, too!

Better than Japan-Bashers!

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@I wish Japan could go back to Edo era.

Yes! When women's wishes wouldn't be answered and they could just enjoy suffering years of DV and abuse. Have to love nostalgia for the good old days.

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Uchiyama appears as a female samurai

Sorry, that's a contradition in terms. Women couldn't be samurai - it was a formal position that only men held. "Onna-bugeisha" is probably the right term.

/history lesson

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Erika Toda is still hot.

'I wish Japan could go back to the Edo era'

You really don't.

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I wish Japan could go back to Edo era.

Your beloved Abe and his LDP are doing their best to bring us back there.

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.>You really don't.

I do. Simple life, Everybody wearing kimono, living with nature, kind each other..

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I do. Simple life, Everybody wearing kimono, living with nature, kind each other..

Don't forget the famines and the riots over high taxes opposed by a government mired in a dire situation. Also don't forget the ban on Western literature for the first half of the Edo period. In the second half, there was said to be an increase in corruption and a general decline of morals within the Japanese government itself.

Personally, I prefer now. We are very lucky in what we have th capablity to do, see and learn.

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tinawatanabeFEB. 19, 2015 - 11:19PM JST I do. Simple life, Everybody wearing kimono,

You've never worn a kimono I take it? You're back to being 3 years old and unable to dress yourself as putting on a kimono is not quite the same thing as throwing on jeans and T-shirt. But it you want to get a sense without actually doing it, truss yourself up in a corset by way of comparison and see how comfortable it is to breath.

living with nature, . . .

Yes, because we all know that only Japanese really understand this. Oh, and night soil buckets.

kind (to) each other . . .

Summary beheadings of anyone below samurai caste for minor "infractions. The eta forced to live like the animals they were forced to render as one of their few allowed occupations.

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Tinawatanabe ....... the Philomena Cunk of JT.

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