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The Secret Lives of Kyoto Folk

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This remarkable drama and documentary takes a deep look at the lives of Kyoto's residents. With its 1,000-year history, Kyoto is steeped in culture, beauty, and traditions, both known and unknown. From the moon festival in autumn to the fire lighting ceremony on New Year's Eve, generation after generation of Kyoto residents has observed seasonal customs diligently. The drama depicts the ancient city's rich cultural life through the daily comings and goings of the young manager of an old Japanese confectionery shop, while the documentary delves into the wisdom passed down over the centuries by the Kyoto folk themselves. Prepare to encounter a new side of Japan's former Imperial capital.