House of Wedlock

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House of Wedlock
Japanese ウホッホ探険隊
Hepburn Uhohho tankentai
Directed by Kichitaro Negishi
Written by Yoshimitsu Morita
Director's Company
New Century Producers (NCP)
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • October 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)
Running time
105 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

House of Wedlock a.k.a. Hour of Wedlock (ウホッホ探険隊 Uhohho tankentai?) (literally "Ooh! Exploration Party") is a 1986 Japanese film directed by Kichitaro Negishi.


Tokiko Enomoto finds out that her husband Kazuya, who mostly lives at an apartment near his work while she and their children live at home, has been having an affair with a live-in mistress, Ryōko, at his apartment. Tokiko tells her two sons, Tarō and Jirō, that she has decided to divorce their father. The children are shocked but understand their mother's position. Kazuya realizes the damage he has done and tries to remedy the situation.


  • Yukiyo Toake as Tokiko Enomoto
  • Kunie Tanaka as Kazuya Enomoto
  • Masatoshi Murakami (村上雅俊?) as Tarō Enomoto
  • Shinji Motoyama (本山真二?) as Jirō Enomoto
  • Mariko Fuji (藤真利子?) as Ryōko
  • Saburo Tokito (時任三郎?) as the photographer
  • Keiko Saito (斉藤慶子?)


The screenplay for the film, based on a novel by Agata Hikari, was written by director Yoshimitsu Morita.[1] The film has been described as "one of the forerunners of Japanese new age movies in the 80s."[2]

Awards and nominations[edit]

10th Japan Academy Awards[3]

8th Yokohama Film Festival[4]

29th Blue Ribbon Awards[5]


  1. ^ ウホッホ探険隊 (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2011-11-27.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Jacoby, Alexander (2008). A Critical Handbook of Japanese Film Directors. Berkeley: Stone Bridge Press. p. 213. ISBN 978-1-933330-53-2. 
  3. ^ "10th Japan Academy Prizes" (in Japanese). Japan Academy Prize. Retrieved 2011-11-27.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ 第8回ヨコハマ映画祭 1986年日本映画個人賞 (in Japanese). Yokohama Film Festival. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  5. ^ "Cinema Hochi Awards - Table" (in Japanese). Cinema Hochi. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2011-11-27.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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