Movie-lovers and people who cherish the memory of the good old early postwar days can indulge in nostalgia at the Tora-san Memorial Hall in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward.

Opened in 1997 as part of Shibamata Park, which was developed along the Edogawa River by the ward office, the memorial hall serves to remind visitors of the vagabond Tora-san — the main character in the movie series "Otoko wa Tsurai yo" ("It's Tough Being a Man").

The place exhibits the life of pathos and warmth in "shitamachi," the working-class neighborhood of Shibamata, the main setting of the series.