Marital Relations

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Marital Relations (夫婦善哉, Meoto zenzai), also known as Love is Shared Like Sweets, is a 1955 Japanese drama film directed by Shirō Toyoda, starring Hisaya Morishige and Chikage Awashima. It is an adaptation of the 1940 novel of the same name by Sakunosuke Oda.[1][2]

Marital Relations
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Japanese movie poster
Directed byShirō Toyoda
Written by
Produced byIchiro Sato
CinematographyMitsuo Miura
Edited byKōichi Iwashita
Music byIkuma Dan
Distributed byToho
Release date
  • September 13, 1955 (1955-09-13)[1][2]
Running time
120 minutes[1][2]

Marital Relations tells the story of a couple, a disinherited son of a shopkeeper and his geisha mistress, in Osaka in the early Shōwa era.



Marital Relations received the Blue Ribbon Awards for Best Director, Best Actor (Morishige) and Best Actress (Awashima), and the Mainichi Film Concours for Best Actor and Best Screenplay (Yasumi Toshio). It ranked second (after Mikio Naruse's Floating Clouds) on the list of the year's ten best films of Kinema Junpō.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "夫婦善哉 (Marital Relations)". Japanese Movie Database (in Japanese). Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "夫婦善哉 (Marital Relations)". Kinenote (in Japanese). Retrieved 22 February 2021.

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