GenreComedy, Fantasy ScreenplayKankuro Kudo Duration LanguageJapanese
WriterKotobuki Shiriagari, Kankuro Kudo CastTomoya Nagase, Nakamura Shichinosuke II, Eiko Koike (O-Hatsu), Kumiko Aso, Suzuki Matsuo Similar moviesJapanese language movies, Comedies
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Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims(真夜中の弥次さん喜多さん,Mayonaka no Yaji-san Kita-san) is a 2005 Japanese film directed by Kudo Kankuro. The film stars several well-known and highly respected Japanese actors.
The story follows two Edo-era gay men, Yaji Robei (Yaji) and Kita Hachi (Kita), on a pilgrimage to Ise Shrine. It is loosely based on the Tōkaidōchū Hizakurige.
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Yaji and Kita are two men who live in Edo. They are deeply in love. Yaji is married to a woman, while Kita is an actor addicted to various drugs.
One day, they receive an advertisement for the Grand Shrine at Ise, and decide to set out on a pilgrimage there, hoping to cure Kita of his drug addiction. They set out on a modern motorcycle but are forced to turn back and walk the Tōkaidō road to Ise, encountering various characters and obstacles along the way.
Yaji: Nagase Tomoya from the band TOKIO
Kita: Nakamura Shichinosuke, a well-known kabuki actor
Kin-kin: Sadao Abe
Ohatsu: Koike Eiko, a Japanese idol
Hige no oiran (the bearded courtesan): Suzuki Matsuo