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A very charming, heartfelt and poignant story set in a bygone era. Through a window into the culture of Japan's past in the 30s and 40s, a love story is told through the eyes of people who do their best to carry on in spite of the war. Fortunately society norms have changed, but it is an accurate display of the times as far as I can tell. I was able to watch the movie with excellent english subtitles and I recommend it.
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