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Good Morning / Ohayô (1959) Really, Really Wants a TV with this Blu-Ray

On May 16, 2017, the Criterion Collection released Good Morning / Ohayô on Blu-ray. Yasujirô Ozu directed the film starring Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, and Chishû Ryû.

‘Good Morning / Ohayô’ Movie Synopsis

Good Morning (Ohayô) is the story of two young boys in suburban Tokyo who take a vow of silence after their parents refuse to buy them a television set. Shot from the perspective of the petulant brothers, Good Morning is an enchantingly satirical portrait of family life that gives rise to gags about romance, gossip, and the consumerism of modern Japan during the late 1950’s.

Read the full summary, listen to our Golden Age of the Silver Screen episode, and listen to our Criterion Critics review on August 13, 2020.


  • New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • I Was Born, But…, Yasujiro Ozu’s 1932 silent comedy, with a 2008 score by Donald Sosin
  • New interview with film scholar David Bordwell
  • New video essay on Ozu’s use of humor by critic David Cairns
  • Fragment of A Straightforward Boy, a 1929 silent film by Ozu
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

New cover by Tatsuro Kiuchi

Also available on Apple TV and Amazon Prime Video.

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Shochiku released Good Morning / Ohayô on May 12, 1959. Yasujirô Ozu directed the film starring Keiji Sada, Yoshiko Kuga, and Chishû Ryû.

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