The Secret Lives of Kyoto Folk: Struggles of Youth
- 8 x 29 min.
- Japanese final mix
- Japanese script
- A docu-drama depicting the lives and traditions of Kyoto
In this popular series depicting daily life in Kyoto, the focus falls on five young people as they fight to make it in their chosen careers. The series opens in summer, and follows the trainees as Kyoto nears the Okuribi bonfires at the end of the season. Then, their trials continue from chilly February to March, when signs of spring begin to emerge and plum blossoms unfurl. Against the backdrop of the changing seasons, the program shifts between documentary and drama to follow the young gardener, potter, chef, baker, and farmer.
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