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is a 1955 Japanese drama film directed by Kon Ichikawa. It is based on the 1914 novel Kokoro by Natsume Sōseki.

Plot

During the late Meiji era, student Hioki befriends an elder man, Nobuchi, and his wife Shizu, who live a reclusive life in their Tokyo home. A shadow of the past hangs over the childless couple in the shape of a long deceased friend, Kaji, whose grave Nobuchi regularly visits. Hioki sees Nobuchi as his tutor and addresses him as "Sensei" (transl. "master" or "teacher"). Nobuchi slowly opens up to the young man, explaining his distrust in people with his relatives' past attempt to withhold him of his share of his parents' inheritance.