Tôkyô monogatari (1953)
Chieko Higashiyama: Tomi Hirayama
Shukichi Hirayama : I'm surprised how children change. Shige used to be much nicer before. A married daughter is like a stranger.
Tomi Hirayama : Koichi has changed too. He used to be such a nice boy.
Shukichi Hirayama : Children don't live up to their parents' expectations. Let's just be happy that they're better than most.
Shige Kaneko : Mama, you've grown taller.
Tomi Hirayama : Don't be silly. How could I have grown?
Shige Kaneko : But you have, and you're even fatter.
[turns to Noriko]
Shige Kaneko : She was so big when I was little that I used to feel ashamed in front of my friends. Once in school, a chair broke under her.
Tomi Hirayama : Oh, that chair was already broken.
Shige Kaneko : She still thinks that.
Shige Kaneko : [Tomi and Shukichi enter the hair salon] Why, you're back so soon. You should have stayed longer!
Tomi Hirayama : [as she passes Shige teasing a customer's hair] We're home.
Hair salon customer : Who are they?
Shige Kaneko : Oh, just friends from the country.
[looks after Tomi and Shukichi with disdain]
Tomi Hirayama : [saying good-bye at the train station] You were so nice to us, children. Now that we've seen you all, you need not come down, even if anything should happen to either one of us.
Shige Kaneko : Don't talk like that. This isn't a farewell.
Tomi Hirayama : I mean it. We live too far away.