"We would sigh or let out a great breath from the depths of our hearts, for what we felt was precisely this: Can it be possible that there is such a woman in this world?" Shusaku Endo
Everyone seems in pretty rapt attention....
She is probably getting ready to meet Ryu who's taking a walk after the death of his wife. I add the even better known still from Tokyo Story.
Yep.... so perhaps this gaze is a supremely professional one, like a classical pianist concentrating on the piano score?
So I think.