Tora-san was a role in Yamada Yoji films, 48 in all, all the same basic story, and still he was a treasure in Japan.
Most of Yamada’s other films were about important things in human relationships and I think he often stood on the shoulders of Ozu by building on his film technique and his interest in what it means to be human.
Many have their own idea of what Japan is about, I think social eating and drinking is a main characteristic of Japanese people, and eating okinomiyaki is one of them. This is alittle hole into wall in a back street of Asaksasa near Sensoji, and it was great …
and mocha treats on the streets of Shibamata
family and friends at Asakusa Starbucks
and everyday common things outside in the street,
windows and electric wires everywhere.
and stone lanterns.