Monday, February 02, 2015

Suzuki Kyoka to star in new movie "Okaasan no Ki"

Suzuki Kyoka will be starring in the new movie "Okaasan no Ki" which is due to be shown in cinemas from 6 June. The movie which is based on a folk story written by Okawa Essei in 1969 and published in the Primary 5 Japanese textbook between 1977 and 2009, features Suzuki as a mother named Tamura Mitsu staying in Nagano during WWII who raised her 7 children alone after her husband passed away. However, as the war progressed, she had to send them away as soldiers one by one and planted a paulownia tree each time in the hope of seeing them return safely. Co-stars include Miura Takahiro who plays the second son, Tanabe Seiichi who plays Mitsu's husband's friend and Shida Mirai who plays Mitsu's daughter.

Filming began from 22 Jan.

Source: Sanspo

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