Setsuko Hara (Keiko)Susumu Fujita (Shinichi Tazawa)Eitarô Shindô (Densuke Isaka)Masao ShimizuToshiko Hattori (Tsuyuko Sakuramachi)Haruo TanakaEijirô Ogami (Haruo)Yuriko Hanabusa (Tomi)Rikie Sanjô (Sadako)Yô Shiomi (Kane Sada)Sumie Tsubaki (Satoe)
The story is based on the life of a poet who lived in Japan in the Taisho era. When her fiancé is arrested she believes he has suddenly disappeared and that he has abandoned her. She faces a dilemma. Despite her family being of a high class, they do not have money, which means she has to get married to someone who does. This drives her to marriage with an older man whose sole affection is directed at her looks and outside. Then she meets her freed fiancé.