こんばんは。How’s it going?
This evening I watched a movie that I’ve wanted to see for a while now. Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku (ちはやふる 上の句) is the movie version of a manga and anime, and stars Hirose Suzu as a high school student who forms a karuta club. Karuta is a game combining Japanese poems, cards, and quick reflexes. It’s fascinating to watch! Anyways, I was deeply moved by the different aspects of the story, and even felt tears welling up a few times! That was completely unexpected.
Although Suzu Hirose’s character is the main focus, I thought the other characters were even more interesting. I especially liked Kanade who is passionate about traditional Japanese culture and who originally thought that turning the poems into a speed-game was heresy. 😆
This is the first movie in a three-part series, so I am really looking forward to watching the other two.
I hope you had a nice Friday!