The Resource Green Tea and Cherry Ripe

Green Tea and Cherry Ripe

Label
Green Tea and Cherry Ripe
Title
Green Tea and Cherry Ripe
Contributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No Japanese women, or any half castes either, will be admitted to Australia . . . they are simply not wanted and are permanently undesirable,' stated a 1948 instruction from the then Minister for Immigration, Arthur Calwell. Green Tea and Cherry Ripe tells the story of six Japanese women who married Australian servicemen after the Second World War, their efforts to build new lives in Australia and the challenges they faced in an alien land. In 1945 Japan was a bombed-out nation in ruins, its people living in poverty. Precious kimonos were exchanged for rice. Australia was one of the nations that provided men for the Allied Occupation forces; officially they could not socialise with the Japanese. Eventually about 600 of these servicemen married Japanese women, and, after considerable resistance from the Australian Government, brought their wives to Australia from 1952 onwards. The women came to a new homeland which made some of them feel uneasy and strangely out of place. Their new families wanted them to become Australians, but their own language and lifestyle often prevented them from adapting and communicating. Their ways and means of coping were as varied as their reasons for marrying, with resilience a common trait. The establishment of Sukiyaki House, the first Japanese restaurant in Melbourne, provided a home-way-from-home and a sense of camaraderie that lessened the isolation for many of the women who worked there. We see this group in a meeting of the 'Association of the Double-Petalled Cherry Blossoms', enjoying at last a second blooming. Some of the footage in Green Tea and Cherry Ripe was shot at Sukiyaki House, while other scenes were shot in the intimate surroundings of the family homes of this unique group of women. The film also contains long-unseen archival footage of the Australian Occupation Forces, remarkable family photographs, actuality footage and a musical soundtrack of popular songs from both Japan and Australia in the fifties. These elements combine to produce a touching portrait of women facing a new society, confronting pressures to conform to Anglo-Saxon manners and mores, and finally triumphing in an often unfeeling and sometimes hostile land
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Ronin Films in 1905
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hoaas, Solrun
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
54
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese
  • Intercountry marriage
  • Military spouses
Technique
live action
Label
Green Tea and Cherry Ripe
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 55 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1042066
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914219917
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1042066
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Green Tea and Cherry Ripe
Link
Publication
Note
Title from title frames
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 55 minutes)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1042066
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914219917
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1042066
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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