They stumbled on America nearly a century ago to marry guys they just knew in photographs.
Hisano Akagi, now 97, desperately wished to get back house, but this is an arranged marriage. There is no switching straight right right back.
Setsu Kusumoto, now 99, arrived of her volition that is own by the vow of great fortune in the usa, simply to realize that her groom had been 11 years older and scarcely resembled the guy into the picture.
Shizuko Tamaki, 84, the child of the bride that is“picture” was at Japan whenever her mom in America delivered her husband-to-be to have her. He addressed her terribly, she states, nevertheless they had been hitched 50 years.
Their husbands now deceased, all three ladies live at the Keiro Nursing Home, a clean, cheery place populated mostly by Issei (first-generation Japanese Americans) on a little, secluded mountain above Lincoln Heights.
The other day, they showed up as unique guests during the premiere of “Picture Bride, ” a fictional tale of a new Japanese image bride in Hawaii. The movie happens to be showing in the Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion in addition to Beverly Center Cineplex Odeon.
In the premiere, into the Director’s Guild Assn.