This time, we met at TUT and watched Japanese movie again and then we talked about our culture regarding work life and education.
We watched 言の葉の庭 which means 言叶之庭 in Chinese and ‘The Garden of Words’ in English. This movie is directed by Makoto Shinkai who made ‘Your Name’ and it is one of his masterpieces. This movie is full of visual beauty like how beautiful nature is and also truly depicts scenery of Tokyo. In this movie, there are a lot of the scene which it is raining. This beauty touched my heart. His works give a description of cityscape so we can get much information easily about life in Japan and talked about that.
Additionally, a traditional Japanese poem of thirty-one syllables plays an essential role in this movie. I taught the rule of it to him. People, a long time ago, used to make this poem and write the letters to tell their feeling especially to lovers. And also they used to make it for expressing beauty of nature and record it. We study these kinds of poem in school and refine our tastes feeling and expecting others. This is the good chance to remind our culture and it makes my mind to be at ease.
In that day, I thought that teaching my culture is understanding it deeply and recognizing the good aspect again.