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Diary of Early Winter Shower (1998)

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Takanosuke Ushio and Tae Horikawa are unable to forget each other, even though they met and fell in love 20 years ago. They had promised each other that they would build a retreat in ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sayuri Yoshinaga ...
Tae Horikawa
Tetsuya Watari ...
Konosuke Mibu
Ryûzô Hayashi ...
Tomomi Satô ...
Keiko Mibu
Ryûji Harada ...
Koji Mibu
Ryo Amamiya ...
Kaneko Iwasaki ...
Natsu Kobayakawa
Naomi Hosokawa ...
Yuko Furuya
Tomoko Ikawa (as Nae Yuuki)
Yuki Yamabe ...
Tetsuo Kurata ...
Toshiyuki Mibu
Yuka Shiratori ...
Harumi Mibu
Makoto Satô ...
Gin Maeda ...
Yu Tokui ...
Fishe dealer


Takanosuke Ushio and Tae Horikawa are unable to forget each other, even though they met and fell in love 20 years ago. They had promised each other that they would build a retreat in Shiguretei, but Ushio was hospitalized after a stroke a few days later, and when his wife, Takako, rushed to the hospital, she discovered their love affair, which in reality had not gone beyond kissing. Now, 20 years later, against the advice of her ikebana mentor, Tae rushes to meet Ushio at Shiguretei, only to see him clutching his chest in pain. Eventually, the design and plans for the dream retreat are seen by Tae, but she has to visit Kyoto alone... or maybe she's heading for somewhere else. Written by L.H. Wong <>

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14 November 1998 (Japan)  »

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Diário da Chuva Fina  »

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Very beautiful landscapes
12 June 2005 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I liked the movie even though it was a little sad without very good reason. A love watching foreign films, so I can see the different ways of life. The most wonderful thing of this film, is that people don't react as you're use too, "the western" way of life. The relationship established between the two main characters is so elegant, funny, and "civilized". There are a lot of beautiful landscapes, beautiful scenes of trees in bloom, which reminds the engraving and painting of oriental culture, as you may be able too see in the beginning credits.

The main actress is very agreeable, and the actor is quiet nice. Another nice thing is that when they talk about the past they are the same actors, and no need to explain is it in a poetic way. It's very enchanting to watch the modern Japan with some very traditional details like the houses and the kimonos. It's a window to see a different culture in a natural way. There are so many recordable moments, and human nature is always present. The other thing a liked the most was, that besides it's a drama it's presented as something so smooth, without shouting and futile desperation .

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