Yamano Aoi, a seventeen year old high school girl, decides to heir her mentally ill father’s sushi restaurant. Adults around her are startled by her decision and tell her it is impossible for a woman to be a sushi chef. She then reunites with her old baseball coach Shoukichi Umeda. On one snowy night, Aoi challenges Shoukichi to a baseball match. This match shines a light of hope to Aoi’s “wasabi” like life.
Director: Bunji Sotoyama
Cast：Kyoko Yoshine, Rouji Sugimoto, Atom Shimojo, Yasuko Tomita
Director: Masanori Baba Cast: Saya, Jonathan Freudman, Shin Okano, Tamlyn Tomita
director. Masanori Baba will Q&A session!
The film is about a shy Japanese boy who finds courage to make friends with his American classmates, inspired by his elderly neighbor, a Pearl Harbor WWII survivor who has become friends with an atomic bomb survivor from Hiroshima. The meeting of the above two war survivors is based on a true story.* This film contains no images or descriptions of war.
Director: Miyuki Sohara Cast: Takamaro, Reyna, James Kyson,Jed Mills
director. Miyuki Sohara will Q&A session!
Short film with a motif of cherry blossoms centered on Kumamoto prefecture Kikuchi city. Starring Kazuko Yoshiyuki, the chance for the story of “Springerhead” was a haiku. I feel that short films are close to haiku poetry. I think there is a point that both parties can talk about eternity in a short time. When I was looking for this theme, I thought that I could probably create a story, knowing a story that “Somei Yoshino has 60 years to not bloom”. Even if there is no “eternal” there is certain “hope” in cherry blossoms. I hope to be able to tell the feeling that hope is the eternal for us, by repeating cherry blossoms and humans.
Director: Bunji Sotoyama Cast: Kazuko Yoshiyuki