Falling in love with Japan
The central concept for the film is koi no yokan – a beautiful, ‘untranslatable’ Japanese phrase that describes the feeling on meeting someone that falling in love with them is inevitable.
Ukiyo: The Floating World
To live in the moment and be detached from worldly bothers.
Kuidaore: “Eat ‘til you drop
If ever there was an example of Japan’s love for good food, this word is it.
Komorebi: sunlight filtering through trees
A word for the appreciation of the small things in nature.
Kodawari: Relentless devotion to one’s craft
One person’s dedication to a single thing creates a higher standard for the rest of the world.
Onkochishin: Finding new wisdom in old ways
A word exemplary of Japan’s view of its history, always looking forward but never forgetting where it’s coming from.
Ikigai: A reason for being
Your reason to be; why you get up in the morning, something that motivates and gives one a sense of purpose.
Yoisho: A sound for rest
This film captures sinking into an onsen (hot spring bath) in the beautiful surroundings of Yunomine. What a way to unwind.