Original Title: Picture Bride
Stars: youki kudoh, akira takayama, tamlyn tomita, cary-hiroyuki tagawa
Directors: kayo hatta, irish barber, summer banner, angela robinson, janet holman
Country: Japan, USA
Riyo, an orphaned 17-year old, sails from Yokohama to Hawaii in 1918 to marry Matsuji, a man she has never met. Hoping to escape a troubled past and start anew, Riyo is bitterly disappointed upon her arrival: her husband is twice her age. The miserable girl finds solace with her new friend Kana, a young mother who helps Riyo accept her new life.