Kakekomi (2015)

Kakekomi (2015)

Other name: 駆込み女と駆出し男 かけこみおんなとかけだしおとこ 카케코미 여자와 카케다시 남자 投靠女與出走男 Kakekomi Onna to Kakedashi Otoko Running in Woman and Running out Man The Woman Who Wants to Get in and The Man Who Wants To Get Out


The story is set in the late Edo period when the divorce rate was two times higher than the present.

In the feudal Japanese society, men could easily divorce their wives whereas wives had great difficulty to exercise the same act. Many women found solace at a women’s Buddhist temple in Kamakura named Tokei-ji, where, after two years of servitude, their husbands were forced to sign divorce papers. The three inns located in the area beneath the temple functioned as the front offices, with Tokei-ji accepting only women who have been approved by them first.

The year is 1841. Tokugawa Shogunate has issued sumptuary regulations as part of Tempo reforms, making the lives of common people even worse. Nakamura Shinjiro is a literary writer and doctor-in-training, residing in Edo. In light of the recent events, Shinjiro escaped to an inn at Tokei-ji temple which is run by his aunt, Kashiwaya Genbei.

Jogo is aiming for Tokei-ji in search of a divorce from her abusive husband who is exploiting her for the family business. Ogin is a former courtesan who has abandoned the love of her life, a wealthy merchant, for some unknown reasons. The two women come across in their journey to Tokei-ji. There, Jogo and Ogin meet Shinjiro, his aunt and the others who are trying to help the women with various ideas to start a new life.

Director: Harada Masato [原田眞人]

Country: Japanese

Status: Completed

Released: 2015

Genre: Comedy; Drama; Historical; Novel; Romance;

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