The presenter looks at the disappearing 'ka fu ni so maru' tradition (of "adopting one's spouse's family ways") and concludes -- provocatively -- that no one should interfere with or attempt to control relationships between married individuals.

Key words-phrases: marriage, 'ai zo me' (things dyed indigo blue), 'ka fu ni so maru' (follow one's spouse's ways), patrimony, patriarchy, 'muko yoshi' (adopted bridegroom), 'yome' (bride), 'kacho' (male head of family), domestic violence.

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