I was having fun going down memory lane with this debate. You seem to think I'm deliberately creating a false narrative, that I can actually tell one Ozu from another while choosing to ignore similarities within an interconnected franchise. I'm not meta enough to debate this in terms of goal posts. I'm saying that you can show me 5 minutes of any MCU film and I'm pretty sure I'll know which one I'm looking at, even though they contain sequels. I can sit for a long time watching Ozu and I can recognize it as Ozu, but I couldn't tell you the title, though I would guess it contains one of the four seasons. I would jest that it will probably end in a shot of a crying parent, though that's probably something he's only done a half-dozen times his entire career.
What I'm saying is that I don't recognize the subtle differences in most Ozu, nor do I understand why that's a good thing. However, I will fully admit he is considered a master filmmaker and beloved by most. I no longer see the point in trying to prove he's not as good as people say he is. I'm down to just trying to explain why his similarities from film to film in story, character and camera technique don't appeal to me.