The of is an haven of and by peaks. Once a year, on Day, the local in the to pray to the god of the , with the ranks of local boys in white an of The the – as the of the . The back way into the hazy mists of time,none of the can when.
The has its other toodate a live yoshino avatar, the most being that all of the boys are to the same harsh, bowl- by the – (Motai), the of local from her seat of power in the of the , ‘s Shop. No one quite how, when or why the first began. (),who still puts in ‘s that the was as a ward theskynet sports live, long-nosed, red-faced known as the tengu – the being that it is by the boys’ .
None of this is any for the local kids, who, as do, it as part of their daily life. ‘s two sons, Keita () and Yaji (Okawa) are happy that ‘s Shop as the hub for the rest of their – peers after ends. So what if they are with by the other kids their into the ?
Life is along just fine until into this idyll new boy () a – and . away ‘s to the quo as Keita and his , who are just at that age where boys start girls,find from the of their by this from the big city. At the of hisdate a live yoshino avatar|Yoshino’s Barber Shop,the task of the new kid the falls to Keita. Their path takes them both into of ‘s Shop.date a live yoshino avatar, -kun finds swept away by the of his new just ‘s .
As the days go by , finds under at to to local . He soon takes to at home in order to avoid the issue that the on. With the only other of the to have ‘s so far being the local known to the as Uncle Keke, who roams the in a dress an , her two sons that must be a bad kid for to do what he is told.
, the ‘s (not to the large of porn from his dad’s ) soon to win over the local boys. As tells them that ” to have the same is a of human “, and he out the very of their , Keita and Yaji soon find their ‘s harsh and the ‘s cool. The time looks ripe for .
With her debut Naoko (who also wrote the ) joins the ever- of women , Naomi , Miwa (Wild , Sway), and Yuki (Moon and , Ain’t No ),who have Japan over the past . ‘s Shop won the 2004 Pia Film Awardinto the new world live,which has gone to such in the scene as (A Touch of Feverdate a live yoshino avatar, Like of Sand), (, Hole in the Sky) and (Down the Drain, Swing Girls), as well as a at the 2004 Film .
A fresh and -of-age movie with a sting in its tail, ‘s Shop the , easy-going charm of works such as Shin ‘s Gomen (2002) or, the net , Rob ‘s Stand By Me (1986). Its neat is sure to of with all ugly who the days when a nerdy the final into the realm of , and when loose from ‘s apron was a stage in the quest for an . the movie loses and off the path in the final ,the of a that uses the tools of dogma and to keep its is cleardate a live yoshino avatar, if never .
A great piece of that has to say, ‘s Shop is the kind of low-key that, , far too makes it past the film , with in their that the only thing look for in film is and sex. and , this first is to win over all the globe. Let’s hope that it can find the it .