Pianist Ritsuki’s (SHINODA Ryo) life takes an unexpected turn when he suddenly develops unexplained hand tremors, putting an end to his career. Having devoted his entire life to the piano, he finds himself in despair.
The Zen Diary is based on one of Japan’s leading authors, MIZUKAMI Tsutomu’s essay on food and cooking. This gentle film presents a full array of zen cuisine recipes alonside beautiful sceneries of Japan’s four seasons as it weaves together the pleasures of food, memory and a simple life.
Based on the legendary manga Undercurrent by TOYODA Tetsuya, which received enthusiastic acclaim both in Japan and abroad upon its release in 2005, distinguished filmmaker IMAIZUMI Rikiya skilfully portrays the emotions that have long been locked away in people’s hearts.
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