It’s the height of summer in Kamagasaki, home to Tsutenkaku Tower, which overlooks Osaka. Sharp beams of the sun clearly separate shade from light. 19-year-old Tome quarrels with the proprietress of a small restaurant that has been arranging her sex services, striking out on her own. She lives with her mother, also a sex worker, and mentally disabled younger brother, Saneo. As long as there is pay, Tome will have sex with anyone, including her mother’s lover. Despite threats by a middleman that she must return to her old workplace, Tome refuses to back down. In this town where a man looks just like the one from the most-wanted ads, flawed young men and women abound, and a middle-aged man wanders around washing and reusing his condom, Tome walks her own lonely path selling her body to survive.
Restored in 4K from the 35mm master negative in 2021 by NIKKATSU Corporation at Cineric in New York and Lisbon.