Tora-san Takes a Vacation ★★★

Izumi reunites with Mitsuo and together they travel to find her father who has left to live with another woman. As much as I like Mitsuo, he just can’t quite carry a film like Tora. This movie really doesn’t pick up until the second half when Tora is finally in the picture. I’d say the highlight is a moment without him, however, when Izumi meets her father and his new wife, they go to a festival together, and she sees how happy he is in his new life and has to confront the feelings that come with that revelation. This film returns to the dream sequence opening, this time with a jidaigeki scene that I don’t recognize.