A lovely Ozu film - very simple, focused on a Professor and his strict wife whose niece comes to visit them in Tokyo, from Osaka. They abscond from the wife to get drunk and see a geisha show. At the same time his pupil is failing to prepare a child for his school entry exam in maths. Feels influenced by some Hollywood visuals particularly Lubitsch; but also their complicity is figured through 'gangster' hats.
Moments of light humor are present in this Ozu comedy but the real pleasure is the contrast of the stifled husband and the free-spirited niece that resembles Ozu's later work. The ending is a real charmer too.