Anata e

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Anata e
Anata e poster.jpeg
Directed by Yasuo Furuhata
Starring Ken Takakura
Yuko Tanaka
Kōichi Satō
Hideji Otaki
Kimiko Yo
Haruka Ayase
Release date
  • August 25, 2012 (2012-08-25) (Japan)
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Anata e (あなたへ) is a 2012 Japanese film directed by Yasuo Furuhata.[1]


The story follows the journey of a man travelling some 300 kilometres from Toyama City, Japan to his wife's hometown in Nagasaki Prefecture, in order to scatter her ashes into the sea. Along the way he travels through many famous locations (Osaka, the ruins of Takeda Castle, Shimonoseki City, the Kanmon Bridge, Moji-ku, Kitakyūshū, and Sasebo, Nagasaki), recalling experiences with his wife along the way. He also befriends and is assisted by numerous strangers.



Around the time of filming, Takakura was 80 years of age - much older than the probable working age of the prison carpentry instructor he was portraying (given that the common retirement age in Japan is usually 60). Hideji Ōtaki, who played the cranky old skipper, died a few months after the film's release.


  1. ^ "Teaser For 'Anata e'". Far East Films. January 27, 2012. Archived from the original on June 17, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2012. 

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