The Japanese: Full Moon Lunch & Farm Song

Full Moon Lunch
“With humor and affection, John Nathan's camera captures the everyday life of a downtown Tokyo family. The Sugiuras cater elaborate box lunches for memorial services and other formal occasions at nearby Buddhist temples. Eleven adults live and work closely together in their tiny shop in an old, unchanging district of Tokyo. Individually and collectively, the Sugiuras present a wide range of distinctly Japanese relationships. At the same time, they reveal themselves as warm vital human beings, dealing with the universal concerns of maintaining continuity with their unique past while coping with the appeals and stresses of modern urban life.”
-New York Times

• Written and Directed by John Nathan. (1978, 60 mins, English narration, Print from John Nathan)

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