Min moves to Japan following his professor father. One day at a local shrine, he meets a beautiful, long-haired Japanese girl with innocent eyes. Her name is Nanae, and she is an aspiring painter. Min falls for her at first sight. He longs for her but soon learns that Nanae attends the same school to which Min has just transferred.
Min befriends Nanae, and despite the cultural and language barriers, they become fast friends, taking in the famous sites of Kyoto. Their feelings for each other grow, and on a visit to a ceramic store, Nanae promises some day to paint Min's portrait on the pottery that is made by him. Min continues to learn the craft from his father, and he comes to realize that he has to put all of his heart, the kind of love he feels for Nanae, into making the pottery for it not to crack.
Because of his grandmother's sudden illness, Min has to return to Korea to be with her. He cannot get in touch with Nanae, and he becomes anxious. After his grandmother regains her health, he hurries back to Japan to look for Nanae, but she is nowhere to be found. Have his true feelings for Nanae not reached her? Why has Nanae disappeared without a word?
Cast & Credits
Things that I liked:
- Both the actors were able to convey there feelings not only towards each other, but to the viewers as well(especially towards me lol)
- The music used for this movie was perfect and added into the emotions produced by the actors/actresses
Things that i hated:
- Some of the parts in this love story was predictable(You know whats going to happen next T.T)
Still, this movie fails to amaze me in the way the actors were able to convey there feelings. I thought that this movie was great and I would definitely recommend this to anyone that's a fan of Korean/Japanese Romance Films ^.^
Although Lee Jun Ki and Aoi Miyazaki (a favorite korean actor and japanese actress of mine) were the main characters it still didn't make into my MUST watch and recommended movies.
The story was more in the line of innocent love, or love at first sight and has many sweet moments. A girl would love to be treated like how Jun Ki treated Aoi here. It was just so sweet... but then again the character build up was slow (although amazingly it doesn't have TOO many draggy moments as i have expected it to be) and the whole story lacked a bit more heart clenching moments as it should have.
The music was well done as both Japanese and Korean musicians incorporated their scores through out the film, it had a great outcome. It's one of the things that perked me up in this movie. Then add the cinematography in it, the movie simple became more than bearable. The colorful views and touches in clothes, back drops and even the things that they hold... it was pure pleasure to watch. Seeing Korea and Japan in one movie is simply adorable.