Cast & Crew
In a village in 1910 Japan, Goichi, a young boy, dreams of someday attending a private school, though his parents cannot afford to send him. A bookseller befriends Goichi, but Shogo, his father, still refuses to send him to school and instead sells Goichi's services to a callous merchant. After Goichi's mother, Oren, dies, he refuses to work for the merchant and sets off on a train for Tokyo to begin a new life.
Released in Japan in 1960 as Robo no ishi.