Shot by: http://jonrawlinson.com The music is “Please don’t go” by Barcelona.
“In the award-winning documentary Children Full of Life, a fourth-grade class in a primary school in Kanazawa, northwest of Tokyo, learn lessons about compassion from their homeroom teacher, Toshiro Kanamori. He instructs each to write their true inner feelings in a letter, and read it aloud in front of the class. By sharing their lives, the children begin to realize the importance of caring for their classmates.”
A situation that is undoubtedly true for many, although for a growing number of working poor, it is way off the mark, with hardship rather than happiness much more to the fore, whether it be in the hours they do, or their home life — if indeed they have one.
The excellent documentary, Japan: A Story of Love and Hate, does the job properly. Both in-depth and directly.
TOKYO — How old does a building have to be before we appreciate its value? And when does its cultural importance trump practical considerations?