CULTURE

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

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Cast

Kento Hayashi, Riho Yoshioka, Yuma Yamoto, Shuri, Katsuya Maiguma, Jiro Dan, Masahiro Komoto, Kohki Okada, Koutaro Tanaka, Kazuyuki Matsuzawa, Saki Takaoka, Natsuko Akiyama, Hirotaro Honda, Renji Ishibashi, Chizuru Ohara

Overview

Part three of the eagerly awaited "The Secret Lives of Kyoto Folk: Struggles of Youth" is finally here.
Kyoto's summer festival "Gion Festival" is about to have its 1150th anniversary. With magnificent festival floats setting the scene on the magical eve of the festival, these youths' passionate love stories reach their climax. This drama shows the growth of 5 youths learning their crafts, set against the beautiful and ever-changing backdrop of Kyoto. Be it gardening, pottery, cooking, etc. these youths try to make their lives their own after having traditional cultures passed on to them. Strict parents and their cities bring troubles, tears, and smiles. Love and tears, falsehoods and truth, they all mix together at the impassioned Gion Festival in this documentary drama.