A city girl comes to visit her grandma in small town Japan for summer vacation and falls for a local boy, but both know the romance has a time limit. There is a bit of a love trial going on with a local girl, who is "promised" to the boy. Both their families are hoping they would get together, for the sake of the family business and the town itself. I liked that the movie addresses this modern trend of young people all wanting to go to the big city, leaving their villages and generations of family roots behind. It shows that country life might actually be way more fulfilling and beautiful. I actually felt a lot of sympathy for the other girl, who sees her future threatened by the city girl. That's why I didn't really like the ending. Not that it's bad, it just went for the crowd-please, but it would otherwise have been more powerful. Still, I really enjoyed it. Japan is so beautiful!
A high school student called Rio is a city girl and lives in Tokyo. It is something of an unknown when her mother informs her that she will be spending the summer holidays in the countryside. Upon arrival there is the mountain, the hills, the forest and the sea. She also meets a boy called Ginzo soon enough and finds herself in love with the handsome boy. They are inseparable.
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