Following 27-year-old Taeko Okajima as she takes a holiday to the rural part of Yamagata Prefecture, away from her office job in Tokyo, the film is essentially a story of memory. Taeko recalls her time in fifth grade, attempting to solve a crisis of identity experienced during a formative period of her life.
Is Only Yesterday hand drawn?
But it is another sumptuous visual feast from the studio, full of endless images finely detailed and often lavish. Check out those fields of flowers, all painstakingly hand-drawn in traditional animation.
What year is Only Yesterday set?
Set in 1983, Only Yesterday tells the story of Taeko Okajima, a seem- ingly happy twenty- seven- year- old office worker in Tokyo who makes the unusual choice of spending her ten- day vacation working on a farm in Yamagata, a rural prefecture about 180 miles northeast of Tokyo.
Why do Japanese people take off their shoes indoors?
Japanese have developed the custom of eating meals sitting on tatami mats, not on chairs. They also roll out the futon on which they sleep on the tatami floor. Therefore, they take their shoes off when entering the house to avoid getting the floor dirty.