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Toshi-chan and BB live in a hut with a blue sheet on the banks of the Tama River. Having lived there for several years, they are familiar with the area. The two of them gather cans across town from 4 am in the morning and sleep at 7 pm in order to save money on electricity at night. While they do not have substantial income, they are not particularly concerned about money. They are carefree each day and take pride in being homeless men who can support themselves. Nao, a young female actress from a small theatre company, visits Toshi-chan and BB one day. She is playing a heroine who has a grand romance with the leader of homeless men in her next performance and asks to interview them. This is the beginning of a long night for the trio… (Source: jdramas.wordpress.com) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 6
  • Aired: Apr 2, 2021 - May 7, 2021
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: WOWOW
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 54 users)
  • Ranked: #79521
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Kawa no Hotori de (2021) photo
Kawa no Hotori de (2021) photo
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1 people found this review helpful
Dec 2, 2022
6 of 6 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0

Taken in small doses as you savour your weekend mornings with tea and some philosophy

14 minutes in you hear one of the titular characters say ‘Life is mostly a matter of chance’ and I think that’s also the principle behind this drama. The drama brings up the nostalgia of camping in the woods and living a simple life. And though the characters are poor and homeless, they are ‘self-sufficient homeless people' which is what the characters themselves say in episode 1.

Based on a play, 'Three Sages by the Banks of the River' by Ayata and Bengal of Tokyo Kandenchi this is a short comedy about homeless people peppered with many philosophical dialogues and interesting instances that make you contemplate about life and happiness. There are no grand revelations or dramatic instances in this slice-of-life drama and the show would come across as boring or slow to first time viewers of this genre. Being contemplative in nature, it's a comedy that goes no where which is symptomatic of the episodic format. To me, this drama is like a relaxing hug after work and I appreciated it's ghetto aesthetic.

The scenic backdrop of the Tama river also lent beauty to the scrap sheds which these characters call home despite them showing little in the way of growth. But still, I am glad to have stumbled upon this gem since it's mediocre reliability and lack of overdramatic elements is what pulled me in to watch this show in the first place.

A 7.5/10 from me. Perfect for those days when you want to watch something calm and scenic...

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  • Drama: Kawa no Hotori de
  • Country: Japan
  • Episodes: 6
  • Aired: Apr 2, 2021 - May 7, 2021
  • Aired On: Friday
  • Original Network: WOWOW
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 54 users)
  • Ranked: #79521
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 193

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