Yaichiro is a warrior who must leave his family in the care of two other samurai after he answers a request for his services in another town. Muenezo and Samon do their best to protect the family when they come under attack during Yaichiro's absence.
The manager of a pancake stall and a sympathetic elderly lady that makes home-made Ans (bean jelly filled pancakes) develop a relationship that is about much more than just street food. A beautiful and composed drama filled with culinary vistas.
When the orchestra where he plays the cello is dissolved, Daigo and his wife return to his village in northern Japan. He finds a job in a funeral home, and as strange as it may sound - it appears that preparing the deceased bodies for burial may be his true calling.
Amelie, a French girl who spent the first five years of her life in Japan, heads back to the Land of the Rising Sun and finds work as a translator in a Japanese company. What awaits her, however, is disillusionment, culture shock and workplace troubles
Ryuhei Sasaki, a respectable man in his 50s, heads a department of a large Japanese company that is transferred to China. Unemployed and afraid to tell his family about this new reality, he leaves home every morning to wait at the employment office.
Three sisters discover that their late father fathered another girl, now aged 15. As her mother passed away, they invite their new sister to live with them. Our Little Sister is a subtle drama about the power and fragility of family.