CULTURE

The Secret Lives of Kyoto Folk: Struggles of Youth - In Summer

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Cast

Kento Hayashi, Itsuki Sagara, Yuma Yamoto, Shuri, Katsuya Maiguma

Overview

In "The Secret Lives of Kyoto Folk", a popular program where we see the mysterious life of Kyoto citizens, we get a peek at their hidden joys and hardships, set against beautiful seasonal views. For the second season's "Struggles of Youth", five young adults are front and center. They were classmates at one of Kyoto's crafts high schools, and each come from different origins: Nishijin, Higashiyama, Sagano, and so on. We’ll see them inherit the arts of Kyoto like landscape gardening, ceramics, and cuisine, and try to forge their own way of life as time progresses towards the annual Daimonji bonfire event in mid August. There will be conflict with strict parents and teachers, tears and smiles. As the documentary and drama unfolds, we'll witness an entire world in Kyoto that could never be known by outsiders.