A pierrot praying for the moon



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Takako Tokiwa, Shosuke Tanihara, Kaoru Yachigusa, Toshie Negishi


In this first entry to screenwriter Eriko Kitagawa's masterpiece trilogy, middle-aged Shizuru lives a dreary life with her oppositional mother and disabled grandmother. But one day, out looking for a picture book to place at her hospital workplace, she recalls "Pierrot Praying for the Moon", a book from her childhood. She purchases it online, only to find a scrap of paper with a recipe on it inside. The book and its scrap of paper sparks a long-distance relationship between her and the previous owner of the book, a man named Wataru...