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Isn’t Anyone Alive? (生けているものはいないのか)

Isn’t Anyone Alive? (生けているものはいないのか)

(Image source) On a bleak Sunday morning with the wind howling around my building and rain lashing against the windows, I got under a blanket and decided to watch Isn’t Anyone Alive (生けているものはいないのか / Ikiteiru mono wa inai no ka), a film directed by Gakuryu Ishii (石井 岳龍). Gakuryu Ishii, formerly known as Sogo Ishii (石井 聰互), is usually known for … Continue reading

The Woodsman & the Rain – A film by Shuichi Okita

The Woodsman & the Rain – A film by Shuichi Okita

The Woodsman & the Rain (Kitsutsuki to Ame / キツツキと雨), directed and written by Shuichi Okita (screenplay by Fumio Moriya) is a heart-warming and funny tale of an unlikely friendship. When we first see 60 -year old Katsu (played by Koji Yakusho) he is hard at work felling trees in the small, peaceful mountain village where he lives … Continue reading

Mitsuko Delivers – A film by Yuya Ishii

Mitsuko Delivers – A film by Yuya Ishii

Mitsuko (Riisa Naka) is a young woman who believes everything will be okay and always tries to help those around her. One day, she met an American man and wanted to help him. They became involved in a relationship and she moved with him to California. A little later, her boyfriend left her and Mitsuko … Continue reading

Shopping at Hyper Japan

Carrying on with my reviews of Hyper Japan, today I’m talking about one of my favourite topics – shopping! 🙂 I could have spent a fortune at Hyper Japan (if I’d had a fortune to spend!), as there were so many stalls selling colourful, curious Japanese goods. By the way, I won’t be mentioning any of … Continue reading