Directed by: Emiko Hiramatsu
Starring: Erika Toda, Sakurako Ohara, Yui Sakuma 

As Tokyo burns in the wake of air strikes in the closing months of the Pacific War, nursery teachers lead by Kaede (Erika Toda) scramble to evacuate the children under their care to an abandoned temple. A rare film showing the little known realities of women on the home front who answered the call of duty in the face of adversity. 




Approx 119 mins


Japanese with English subtitles

Upcoming screenings

Sunday 2 February 3.15pm Cinema Book now

You may also be interested in

Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020: Little Nights, Little Love (15)

1 hr 59 | Based on a story by one of Japan’s most popular novelists, the story asks what is necessary in attaining happiness in a relationship.

Book now
Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020: Jesus (12A)

1 hr 18 | Timid Yura feels isolated in his new Christian school. Initially sceptical of the new worshiping practice, he begins to have apparitions of a tiny, mute Jesus who seems to answer his prayers. But he should be careful what he wishes for…

Book now