Letter from the Mountain (2002)

10/05/2002 (JP) 2h 8m


As the film begins, Takao (Akira Terao) and Michiko (Kanako Higuchi) have already pulled up their Tokyo roots and moved to a village that is Takao's ancestral home. They visit a thatched cottage that serves as a memorial shrine (amidado) for the village dead and chat with the attendant, the spry 96-year-old Oume (Tanie Kitabayashi). Together they admire the view -- from an inspiring distance. Oume, it turns out, is a kind of sage, whose thoughts and observations are a popular feature in a column in a local newsletter. Her amanuensis is a mute, sweetly smiling young woman named Sayuri (Manami Konishi), who is as devoted to Oume as Oume is to the souls of her beloved dead.

  1. Takashi Koizumi

    Director, Writer

  2. Keishi Nagi


Top Billed Cast

  1. Akira Terao

    Akira Terao

    Takao Ueda

  2. Kanako Higuchi

    Kanako Higuchi

    Michiko Ueda

  3. Hisashi Igawa

    Hisashi Igawa

    Sayuri's father

  4. Tanie Kitabayashi


  5. Manami Konishi

    Manami Konishi


  6. Yoko Shioya


  7. Takahiro Tamura

    Takahiro Tamura

    Shigenaga Koda

  8. Hidetaka Yoshioka

    Hidetaka Yoshioka

    Dr. Nakamura

Full Cast & Crew

Letter from the Mountain
Letter from the Mountain

Original Title 阿弥陀堂だより

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Budget -

Revenue -


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