Ima, ai ni yukimasu – Be with you

A sensitive beautiful love story…who wouldn’t love to have another rainy season with his/her loved one that has passed away…Japanese cinematography never stops to surprise me with its sensitivity, compassionate tales with values, human qualities and truths..smiles and tears..touched I feel… One more movie to watch and love! Story : Mio’s death leaves husband Takumi…

Ramen girl

Ramen is one of my MOST FAVORITE soups ever!This is a movie about an American woman who learns to cook ramen from a master who makes her life difficult. It is an enjoyable movie but most of all describes a lot about RAMEN! There are no subs but I am sure you can find them…

百日紅 Sarusuberi -Miss Hokusai

The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei. As all of Edo flocks to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai, his daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio. Her masterful portraits, dragons and erotic sketches- sold under the name…

An – Sweet Bean

Another brilliant, sensitive, sweet, tasty and tender movie by Naomi Kawase! Story: The film centres around Sentaro, a middle-aged man who runs a small dorayaki shop frequented by locals and secondary-school pupils. When he puts up a notice saying that he is looking for a co-worker he is approached by Tokue, a lady in her…

Nobody knows

Another amazing Japanese movie! According to the director Hirokazu Koreeda, though Nobody Knows was inspired by the true story of the Sugamo child abandonment case, it is not a factual recounting, and only the settings and the ending of the story are based on the true story. Story: In a small Tokyo apartment, twelve-year-old Akira…

Umimachi diary,Our little sister

Three sisters Sachi, Yoshino and Chika live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father absent from the family home for the last 15 years dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to…

Wood Job! Kamisari nânâ nichijô

The movie is about Yuki Hirano who after failing his university entrance examinations and being left by his girlfriend decides to join a forestry training program, only to discover that the job is much harder than he expected working under his high demanding boss. Its a sweet comedy in a wonderful mountainous environment. I suggest…

Seppuku

In my opinion, Seppuku is a masterpiece of the Japanese and worldwide cinema. It took me long time to watch but I watched with my breath taken away. From the beginning the movie captured my undivided attention, just by the black and white cinematography-photography scenes, the unexpected turns and curves of the story, the power…

Little Forest in four seasons

Little Forest (リトル・フォレスト Ritoru Foresuto) is a Japanese slice of life manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Igarashi and directed in a two parts movie by Jun’ichi Mori. A young girl transforms into a woman as she grows her plants and uses seasonal ingredients to create delicious traditional Japanese dishes. The two movies are…

Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi

Chihiro and her parents are moving to a small Japanese town in the countryside, much to Chihiro’s dismay. On the way to their new home, Chihiro’s father makes a wrong turn and drives down a lonely one-lane road which dead-ends in front of a tunnel. Her parents decide to stop the car and explore the…