“Otoko wa Tsuraiyo Shibamata Bojo, Movie (Tora-san 9: Tora-san’s Dear Old Home),” airs Saturday, Dec. 30 at 7:35 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 31, at 8:40 a.m.
“Tora-san’s Dear Old Home” is the ninth entry in the popular, long-running “Otoko wa Tsuraiyo” series. Tora-san meets three women on vacation in the historic, charming city of Kanazawa. Shy but pretty Utako (Sayuri Yoshinaga) particularly catches Tora-san’s eye. A few weeks later, Utako visits Tora-san in Shimabata, and Tora-san believes she has fallen in love with him, unaware that she hopes to marry a potter in the countryside.