AKA 寅さん (Tora-san) from his film series 男はつらいよ (Otoko wa Tsurai yo)
a kind-hearted vagabond who is always unlucky in love.
The series itself is often referred to as "Tora-san" by its fans.
Spanning 48 installments released between 1969 and 1995,
all of the Otoko wa tsurai yo films except episodes 3 (Azuma Morisaki)
and 4 (Shun'ichi Kobayashi) were directed by Yōji Yamada, who also wrote (or co-wrote) all the screenplays.