Kae Horii moves into her new flat in an undisclosed area of Kyoto. While unpacking her belongings, she discovers a hidden compartment behind a inconspicuous mirror. In that compartment, Kae finds a notebook, that turns out to be a diary belonging to the previous tenant. Later that evening Kae starts to read the diary. The writer of the diary is Ibuki Mano, a young lady about to embark on her first year as an elementary school teacher. Ibuki is also in love with a man named Takashi, who may or may not hold similar feelings for Ibuki. The diary immediately resonates with Kae, as she plans to become an elementary school teacher herself. Ibuki’s experiences also works as an inspirational instructional guide for Kae’s own personal life. Kae is also in love with an aloof illustrator/artist, who may or may not hold similar feelings for Kae.
2007 138 min
Director: Isao Yukisada
Actors: Eisuke SasaiErika SawajiriHiromi NagasakuKatsuo NakamuraMasaya KikawadaSaekoTetsushi TanakaYuka ItayaYuko TakeuchiYusuke Iseya