Hiroshi Shimizu / JP, 1941 / 75 min.
Two bruised souls embark upon a tender, hesitant romance in this poignant, playful love story. A soldier has to extend his stay in a rural spa when he injures his foot on the titular hairpin. He soon tracks down its lovely owner – and falls for her.
Yasujiro Ozu, Masaki Kobayashi, Takeshi Kitano: the masters of Japanese cinema. But did you know that their work was made possible by Shochiku? In 2022 Eye is marking over one hundred years of one of Japan’s oldest, and largest, film companies.