With Associated Talk (see below)
A wholesome tale of a twenty-year old finding her true calling in the most unexpected of places. Stagnating in an unfulfilling office job and unsure of what direction to take in life, Haruka (Nao) finds her passion suddenly ignited when she happens to come across an exhibition of traditional Bizen pottery. Mesmerised by its beauty, Haruka makes a spontaneous decision to quit her current life (along with her job and apartment in Tokyo) and move to Okayama Prefecture in order to become a Bizen pottery apprentice. There she encounters the master artist, Osamu (HIRAYAMA Hiroyuki), a morose recluse affected by his past. Will she succeed in getting through to him and learning the secrets of the craft?
In this live-action adaptation of the eponymous manga, the narrative explores not only the story of a woman trying to find her place in the world but also the history and craft of Bizen pottery, one of the six best known and long-standing pottery kilns existing in Japan.
©2019 Haruka’s Pottery Film Partners©2019「ハルカの陶」製作委員会
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With director SUETUGU Naruhito, ISEZAKI So (potter) and Dr Robin Wilson.
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