Production Year 2004
｜Length : 58min. ｜Year : 2004 ｜
In the beginning of December, Kyoko Amamiya, who works for a post office in Tokyo, meets a popular comic writer Kyoko Anzai for the first time. It is a week after the death of her boyfriend Yoshiro. They find out that they both were seeing this same man. Yoshiro left a video tape he took in his hometown in Hokkaido. "Kyoko, I want to bring you here on Christmas Eve. There is something I want to show you", was Yoshiro's message. Which Kyoko did he mean, and what did he want her to see? To find out the truth, the two Kyokos head for Hokkaido....
｜Length : 75min. ｜Year : 2004 ｜
Yu, a student at an elite Tokyo middle school, enjoys corresponding by email with his father, who is abroad on business - or so Yu has convinced himself. In reality, his father died of illness six months ago. Yu's worried mother, Ryoko, decides to move with Yu to her husband's old home in the country. There, Yu must learn how to deal with his grandfather, who is growing senile and thinks Yu is his own son(Yu's father). Yu's new school is small: he has only three classmates, and the rudimentary instruction is inadequate for him. His classmates are quite welcoming; they invite him to join them in rehearsing for the Autumn Festival, after class. But Yu declines. Country life is simply not his cup of tea. Gradually, however, the beneficent power of Nature, and the warmth of the country people, melt the ice that has encased Yu's solitary heart.
Pythagora Switch II | Pythagora Switch II
｜Length : 10min. x13 ｜Year : 2004 ｜
Structures full of wonders, interesting ways of thinking and various laws are hidden in our daily. For example, a box becomes a flat piece of paper, there are various units to count different things, something that rotates always has an axis, to name a few.
This new TV program series introduces such "surprises"for children, which help them see things in different ways once they understand them. The purpose of this series is to bring up children's thinking power.
1. Familiar Scales
2. Give and Take
3. Hiding Well
4. Useful Rules
5. See the Invisible
6. The Same System?
7. Ideas for Easier Use
8. Relaying Books
9. Part and the Whole
10. Many Ways of Sorting
11. Invisible Power
12. Sorting Out Things
13. Think Backwards