Tôkyô monogatari (1953)
Haruko Sugimura: Shige Kaneko
Kurazo Kaneko : [returning from shopping] I brought some cakes for them.
Kurazo Kaneko : Have one. They're good.
Shige Kaneko : [taking a cake] They don't need such expensive cakes.
Kurazo Kaneko : [eating a cake] Good, eh?
Shige Kaneko : [eating a cake] Good, but too expensive. Crackers would have been good enough for them.
Kurazo Kaneko : But they had crackers yesterday.
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.
Shige Kaneko : [at dinner table following Tomi's funeral] Kyoko, did mother still have her summer sash? I'd like it for a keepsake. Is that alright with you? And that linen kimono she used to wear in summer? I want that too. You know where it is? Can you get it out?
Kurazo Kaneko : We can't leave them there all night.
Shige Kaneko : It can't be helped, can it?
Kurazo Kaneko : Let's have Kiyo come down and we'll put them upstairs.
Shige Kaneko : They're too drunk to make it.
Kurazo Kaneko : What will we do, then?
Shige Kaneko : What a mess.
[She gets to her feet]
Shige Kaneko : You sleep upstairs. I'll put them here.
[She starts laying out bedrolls]
Shige Kaneko : What a bother. Why didn't he tell me he was coming back? So late and so drunk! I hate drunkards. With a stranger, too. Oh, this is disturbing.