Alternate Titles: SHIJUKUNICHI NO RECIPE
Hideki Hoshino, Itaru Kurosawa, Kumi Kobata
Hiromi Nagasaku, Renji Ishibashi
Heartbroken Yuriko comes back to her parents’ house after deciding to divorce from her husband, only to find a recipe book for life, left by her late mother Otomi who just passed away. The handwritten and lovingly illustrated recipes concern cooking, cleaning and the basic knowledge of the house-keeping techniques. They are to let Yuriko and her father (Otomi’s husband) Ryohei face the life by following the monotony of everyday chores, and take a step forward by the 49th days after her death – the day a memorial service will be held according to Buddhist teaching for the family and friends. With the help from two strangers, the young, garishly-dressed Imo and the Japanese-Brazilian Haru, the family slowly begins to rebuild their lives as they learn the life of Otomi and get ready for the great party on the 49th day as Otomi has wished.