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2015

Yoko zakura Yoko the cherry blossom

Yoko the Cherry Blossom

陽光桜-YOKO THE CHERRY BLOSSOM-

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

(c)GRAND KAFE PICTURES 2015

Release Date
November, 21st, 2015
Running Time
114 min
Genre
Drama , Children/Family , Historical , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
DCP,Blu-ray
Screening Format with Subtitles
English (DCP)

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

GRAND KAFE PICTURES

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

GRAND KAFE PICTURES

[ Story ]

The life of Takaoka Masaaki, an overlooked prominent figure who dedicated his life to the development of a new variety of sakura (cherry blossom), is depicted in this drama directed by Takahashi Gen, the author of the book on which the story is based.
Takaoka (Sasano Takashi), a teacher at a vocational school during the war, continues to feel remorse for sending them off to fight. He dedicates his life to developing a new variety of sakura as a prayer for world peace and the repose of the souls of students killed in combat.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.movie-yoko.com

[ Film Festivals, Awards ]

2015 Montreal World Film Festival, Focus On World Cinema
2015 St. Louis International Film Festival
2015 Hawaii International Film Festival

[ Contact (International) ]

GRAND KAFE PICTURES
#608, Fuji Bldg., 2-7-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 169-0072
Rep: TAKAHASHI Gen
tel: +81 3 6233 6523
fax: +81 3 6233 6524
E-mail: info.grandkafe@gmail.com
http://www.grandkafepictures.com

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