Yumi (Takeuchi Yuko) is a 23-year-old office worker. Out of the blue, she is fired from her job. A few days later, wearing kimono, she is rushing to an interview for some part-time work at a publishing company. She was at a friend's wedding that went on a bit longer than expected and she has no time to change from her kimono.
In another room at the publisher, popular comic book writer Reijiro Sakurai (Abe Hiroshi) is having an editorial meeting with some staff. He is planning to lock himself away at a hot spring for the next three months to concentrate on his next project. Yumi stumbles into the room, looking for somewhere to change out of her kimono. Sakurai comments that if Yumi were to join him he wouldn't mind being away for so long... --TBS Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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Along the way, they interact with the staff and management of the small town hot springs inn where they are staying. Conflicts and misunderstandings occur to make the journey difficult but eventually, all the main characters come to decision points in their lives. The series doesn't have a conventual happy ending but it is truthful and hopeful. The humorous side characters (and potential romantic partners) help them steady their boat along the journey.
As a television series, the show is beautifully shot and is not just a 'travel drama." Its soundtrack is nothing special but perfectly suitable - after all, you wouldn't want something to interrupt your peaceful mood. All in all, Egao no Hosoku isn't a gripping or gritty drama but it is funny, uplifting and entertaining and I'm sure you'll go on to look for the main actors in their other dramas. Just enjoy it and drift along for the ride.