Major Lloyd Gruver, a Korean War flying ace reassigned to Japan, staunchly supports the military's opposition to marriages between American troops and Japanese women. But that's before Gruver experiences a love that challenges his own deeply set prejudices... and plunges him into conflict with the U.S. Air Force and Japan's own cultural taboos.
"I am not allowed to love. But I will love you if that is your desire..." Marlon Brando and an exquisite new Japanese star. They LIVE James A. Michener's story of defiant desire. It is called "Sayonara"
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Most of the movie was filmed in Kyoto, not Kobe. See more
[watching a traditional Japanese puppet performance about two doomed lovers
It is custom for lovers to die together when they can no longer face life.
It is so beautiful...
"Beautiful"? They're gonna' die, aren't they?
They will live in another world, on a beautiful lake, floating always together, like water lily.
[makes a face
Referenced in Rhoda: The Weekend
Shinju Tenno Amijima Hashi Zukushi
Words and Music by Bunraku Mitsuwa Kai
, Monzaemon Chikamatsu
and Enjiro Toyosawa See more