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A young girl is being asked about a man with whom she was keeping company, as her grandmother plays a lament on a shamisen. Then the focus changes to a couple arriving from Tokyo - the woman returning to her home, the man an escapee from the yakuza. The man doesn't seem to mind when the woman sells her favours to tourists at the local bar, just as she seems to take his attentions to Yuki, a blind girl, with equanimity.
Tsugaru Folk Song (津軽じょんがら節, Tsugaru Jongarabushi) is a 1973 Japanese film directed by Kōichi Saitō. The story is about the search for the basis of Japanese national identity, and the escape of lovers to the wonderfulness of nature.
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