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Every Day a Good Day (2018)

Nichinichi Kore Kôjitsu (original title)
Noriko is a university student. By her mother's recommendation, Noriko begins attending a Japanese tea ceremony near her house with her cousin Michiko. There, Noriko learns from Teacher ... See full summary »

Director:

Tatsushi Ohmori

Writers:

Noriko Morishita (essay), Tatsushi Ohmori (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Haru Kuroki ... Noriko
Mikako Tabe ... Michiko
Kirin Kiki ... Teacher Takeda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mayu Harada Mayu Harada ... Tadoroko
Saya Kawamura Saya Kawamura ... Sanae
Fuyuka Kooriyama Fuyuka Kooriyama ... Noriko's Mother
Chihiro Okamoto Chihiro Okamoto ... Noriko's Brother
Megumi Takizawa Megumi Takizawa ... Yumiko
Shingo Tsurumi ... Noriko's Father
Mayu Tsuruta Mayu Tsuruta ... Yukino
Mizuki Yamashita Mizuki Yamashita ... Hitomi
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Storyline

Noriko is a university student. By her mother's recommendation, Noriko begins attending a Japanese tea ceremony near her house with her cousin Michiko. There, Noriko learns from Teacher Takeda. Noriko now has the Japanese tea ceremony in her life and it's there for her during moments when she is sad or happy.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 October 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dans un jardin qu'on dirait éternel See more »

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Production Co:

Yoake Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film was part of the line-up at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival in Toronto, Canada in 2019. See more »

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References The Makioka Sisters (1983) See more »

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The way of tea or the way of life
25 April 2019 | by halewis-39555See all my reviews

Nichi Nichi Kore Kojitsu - Every day a good day. (100 minutes)

One Japanese college student - Noriko, who was about to graduate the following year, has always been viewed as dull and having little achievements in life, was once recommended by her mother to attend Chado class, learning about the traditional tea ceremony, not knowing that it would benefit a great deal and account for her sanctuary to pursue happiness one day.

The movie quite actually portrayed different areas of life throughout her bad days and her good days without focusing on them in accordance with the way of tea, but it unfolded them one event at a time for us to sense its purpose and to figure out how to polish self-awareness towards self-fulfilment.

Chado is a complex series of movements you can absorb very little from it if you overanalyze or to the contrary, overlook, too often. It's hard to learn by heart if your mind keeps asking why. Merely like how we form our perception, as a watcher, we would look at this tea drinking experience from the harmonious balance conducted between guest, host and natural surroundings; from accompanying elements such as the bowls, the sweets, or the wooden tea room's ink painting; but most satisfying above all, from the stillness in the nick of time between passing and arriving seasons. We would enjoy it to the fullest if we centralize ourselves in it.

It took Noriko 24 years later to genuinely understand the meaning of "Every day is a good day" but she was eventually able to have realized her dream.


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