“Hiyameshi To Osan To Chan (Cold Rice, Osan and Chan),” 1965 jidaigeki, 2 hour and 58 minutes.
Directed by Tomototaka Tasaka. Starring Kinnosuke Nakamura, Michiyo Kogure and Yoshiko Mita.
Veteran actor Kinnosuke Nakamura takes on three separate roles in three short stories. Hiyameshi, the younger son of a modest family, often referred to as “cold rice,” realizes his dream of leading an independent life. Osan, known as Carpenter Santa travels throughout Japan in search of his missing wife. Chan is a poverty stricken craftsman. Jukichi must find ways to make money for his family.