GenreComedy, Drama Music directorMasaru Satoh CountryJapan
Release dateOctober 1, 1977 (1977-10-01) WriterYoji Yamada (screenplay), Yoshitaka Asama (screenplay), Pete Hamill (short story) CastKen Takakura (Yusaku Shima), Chieko Baishô (Mitsue Shima), Kaori Momoi (Akemi Ogawa), Tetsuya Takeda (Kinya Hanada), Hachiro Tako, Hisao Dazai (Ryokan Manager) Similar moviesFactory Girl, Fish Tank, The Last Witch Hunter, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, At the Edge of the Abyss
The Yellow Handkerchief(幸福の黄色いハンカチ,Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi, lit. The Yellow Handkerchief of Happiness) is a 1977 Japanese film directed by Yoji Yamada. It was the winner of the first Best Picture award at the Japan Academy Prize. The film was inspired by a column series written by American journalist Pete Hamill for the New York Post in 1971.