servant. He’s dead. If my father was alive, he’d
never have abandoned us 20 years ago. All these
years it’s just been us. Right, Mother?
himself father. He didn’t want you to be a traveling
actor like him. He wanted you to have an education
and a good job. That’s why he had to lie and live in
loneliness. He’s been poor, but where-
Aren’t you sorry for striking such a considerate father?
[Shinkichi cries and rushes out of the frame.]
Otsume: He went on the road again. Don’t try to stop him. Just be a
great man. That’s all he wants. Since you were born, he’s
been coming here with that one hope in mind.
[Shinkichi and Otoki cry. Shot of the daruma doll]