Cast & Crew
Jumpei, a hobo, has managed to collect a small fortune through begging and petty thievery. He keeps this money taped to his side as he wanders through the Japanese countryside. After refusing to pay for a meal, Jumpei is arrested and meets Komako, a woman hobo. Komako makes a living by fraudulently collecting money for atomic bomb victims [or by claiming to be a bomb victim herself]. They travel together until one night Komako gets Jumpei drunk and steals his money. Jumpei wanders on alone, looking for her, and along the way picks up two abandoned children, Takeo and Mariko. The three of them return to Jumpei's home, and he finds a letter from Komako saying that she is in Tokyo and inviting him to marry her when he is prepared to find a job and settle down. He sets off for Tokyo with the children, and after many adventures trying to provide for himself and his charges, he finally finds her. She reveals that she has invested his money; and the future looks bright for the four of them.
Released in Japan in 1960 as Burari burabura monogatari.