Tanabe, a journalist for a modern Japanese newspaper, interviews Hana Kusabe, a
blind woman, for a project commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of the war.
In his hands is an old film reel. Watching the film, Tanabe can’t help but wonder if
there could have been ethnic harmony in the former Manchukuo, home to one of the
darkest periods in Japanese history. He asks Hana about her experience in Manchuria
and she shares her story from 60 years before.
Manchuria, 1943. Having lost sight in both eyes in a car accident, Young Hana is
confined to her home by her overly protective father. One day, Hana, who can no
longer stand being in the dark, secretly ventures out into the city with her friend
Kazue and her helper Shu. There, she meets and falls in love with Yang, a young
Chinese man. Hana begins frequenting Yang's favorite café, where she befriends
young people of different ethnic backgrounds, including Japanese, Chinese,
Mongolian, and Korean. Her father eventually discovers her secret and forbids her
from going out, but Hana ignores him and continues to meet Yang and the friends she
However, the situation with the war gradually worsens. Hana and her friends are
unable to change the tide of the times. Then an incident involving one of their friends
forces Hana to confront the resentment and hate that exists between their countries.
Meanwhile, Hana and Yang try to hold on to the love they have found.
Director: Lyena Yonekura
Stage Manager：Atsushi Okawara
General admission: 5,000 yen
18 years and under: 3,500 yen
Tickets with same subtitle delivery: 5,000 yen (3,500 yen for 18 years old and under)
(All seats unreserved, tax included)
*If you need subtitles, please choose “同時字幕チケット” (subtitle seating)
*Live subtitles are available in English, Chinese, and Japanese (for the hard of hearing)