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The film examines the life of Japanese artist Kiyoshi Yamashita. At the beginning of World War II, he spends most of his time dodging the draft and living a tramp-like existence. In order to escape the insanity of war, he strips naked in the street and succeeds in getting himself placed in an asylum. At the end of the film, Kiyoshi has achieved international fame as an artist and is seen fleeing from a mob of autograph-seeking fans.
Released in Japan in October 1958 as Hadaka no taisho.