The Face of Jizo | 父と暮せば J-Film

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Japan Commerce Association of Washington DC

Based on the play by Hisashi Inoue, The Face of Jizo takes place in Hiroshima in 1948, three years after the city was leveled by an atomic bomb. The story revolves around the devoted daughter and survivor Mitsue, and the special relationship she shares with her loving father, Takezo. Having lost most of her friends and family in the war, he is the only person she can really talk to. There's only one problem-he's a ghost.

But even as a ghost, Takezo's only concern is for his daughter's happiness. When Mitsue meets a handsome young man at the library, her father encourages her to take a chance on romance and begin a new life. Burdened by the guilt of her own survival, she stubbornly refuses, convinced that she could never deserve to be happy when so many have lost so much. Will Mitsue overcome her anguish to find love amidst the ashes of her past? Find out in this heartwarming tale of one father's enduring love for his daughter.

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