Sweet bean


I just finished watching Sweet bean (あん).

It’s a film about an old lady teaching how to make bean jelly that goes in doriyaki to a doriyaki seller. But that’s not all she teaches him. It’s so much more.

Kirin Kiki plays the character of Tokue, an old woman with leprosy, and Masatoshi Nagase plays Sentaro, the manager of a doriyaki shop.

Their relationship and interactions were the highlight of the movie. In this case, eyes, expressions and unspoken words worked more than the speech.

Wonderful storytelling that touches the heart. I immediately adored the old lady who reminded me of my grandmother. She was cute, funny and joyous.

The soundtrack that played with the rolling credits still rings in my ears. Such beautiful voice and music. I wasn’t able to get hold of it on youtube to share it, do let me know if you know where to find it!

Here’s the trailer. Enjoy! 🙂



  1. I haven’t heard of this, it looks beautiful 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. timelesswheel · ·

      It is! ☺


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