Tôkyô monogatari (1953)
Chishû Ryû: Shukichi Hirayama
Shukichi Hirayama : [Looking at sunrise the morning after Tomi died] It was such a beautiful dawn.
Sanpei Numata : I often wish at least one of my sons were alive.
Osamu Hattori : Must have been hard to lose both of them.
Osamu Hattori : Didn't you lose one?
Shukichi Hirayama : Yes, my second son.
Osamu Hattori : I've had enough of war.
Shukichi Hirayama : Yes, indeed. To lose your children is hard, but living with them isn't always easy either. A real dilemma.
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.
Shukichi Hirayama : [talking to Tomi about leaving the hotel early] Anyway, this place is meant for the younger generation.
Shukichi Hirayama : But if I had known things would come to this, I'd have been kinder to her while she was alive.