This movie it dedicated to those who were like – Reina said she loves Taki-sensei? Dropped! – when watching a certain episode of Hibike Euphonium, like a person could only love just one person since the day they were born till their death or something.
‘Tabi no Omosa’, terribly translated as always into English as ‘The Journey to Solitude’ – I hereby swear to give up on the people in charge of these translations because if I continue minding this, I will develop a case of brain cancer soon. Those two titles are so different in meaning the weight behind them! Why do they even do this? It’s not like they are lines that need to sound in flow when spoken like they do in dubs! So this is the last time you will see me posting the English titles let alone mentioning them!
‘Tabi no Omosa’ is yet another oldie, in fact over 11 years older than the other movie I posted about yesterday – Taifu Club. This is the movie I was talking about in that post. Tabi no Omosa is a 1972 drama directed by Saitou Koichi about a 16 year old girl that leaves home to go on a pilgrimage around the Island she lived on ‘Shikoku’.
Interesting to know that one of my favourite Japanese movie companies was named after a real Island.
Oh yeah, before we commence I want to point out that if you are only into yuri you might not like this movie much because Makiko our main character ends up falling for an older man and lives with him by the end of the movie. There are other points that will make the pain not worth it keeping this one. On the other hand if you enjoy good cinema, which I find most of the old Japanese movies are, you will definitely be keeping this one. Also the plot of the movie kind of gives it away but the yuri is a moment in Makiko’s life, which was expected seeing as she was on a journey. She and Masako did not stay together because even though Makiko had been pulled in by the stage life of the troupe, the veil had been lifted when she saw them in their daily lives and it was a life much different from hers. Still if she had stayed I am sure she would have changed the people around her but she did not and knowing that, this is going to be a very brief post. So then let’s get rolling.