There isn't much excitement or suspense in this film, it's pretty mellow. But it's a sweet story about love, family and legacy. About the existential question whether to break out or step into your parents' footsteps to keep the family business alive. It's also just nice to watch a civilization that still has its identity, culture and a semblance of community left, even in a bigger city such as Kyoto. There are still multigenerational households and small businesses and people know one another and interact like one big extended family. This no longer exists in the dying West, which has been totally ripped to shreds by multiculturalism and globalism.
Kyoko is a university librarian and she also helps her parents with their drycleaning company. She is involved with a childhood friend from the neighborhood, Kota. He is the son of the ...
December 28, 2020