Shiawase no Pan

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Shiawase no Pan
Shiawase no Pan film poster.jpg
Film poster advertising this film in Japan
Directed by Yukiko Mishima
Produced by Takeshi Moriya
Written by Yukiko Mishima
Starring Tomoyo Harada
Yo Oizumi
Kanna Mori
Music by Goro Yasukawa
Cinematography Ryu Segawa
Edited by Hitomi Kato
Distributed by Asmik Ace Entertainment
Release date
  • 28 January 2012 (2012-01-28) (Japan)
Running time
114 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Box office US$717,956[1]

Shiawase no Pan (しあわせのパン?, Lit:Bread of Happiness) is a 2012 Japanese drama film[2] directed by Yukiko Mishima and starring Tomoyo Harada, Yo Oizumi and Kanna Mori.[2]

Shiawase no Pan was first released in cinemas located in Hokkaido on 21 January 2012,[3] and was subsequently released in other Japanese cinemas on 28 January 2012.[2] It had grossed US$717,956 as of 29 January 2012.[1]


Rie and Nao own a bakery-cum-restaurant named Mani on the shores of Lake Toya, Hokkaido. Nao is the baker who bakes the bakery's bread, while Rie is the chef who prepares the food in the restaurant. Graced with beautiful scenery throughout the four seasons, this shop serves a variety of customers, some of whom are experiencing personal problems. However, after they exit from the shop, they feel only happiness in their mind.




Shiawase no Pan was first announced on 9 September 2010.[4] The film was directed by Yukiko Mishima, who was also in charge of the screenplay.[5] The story of the film is set in Tokyo and Lake Toya, Hokkaido.[5]

It was revealed in the initial announcement that actor Yo Oizumi and actress Tomoyo Harada would star as husband and wife in the film.[4] The film marked the 30th anniversary of actress Harada's debut as an actress.[5] It is also her first main role in a film since the 2006 film Kamiya Etsuko no Seishun.[4]


Shiawase no Pan was filmed around Lake Toya, which is located in Hokkaido, the home prefecture of Oizumi.[4] Filming started on 9 September 2010.[4] Before filming, Oizumi spent time as a baker's apprentice to prepare for the role.[4]

Theme song[edit]

The theme song of the film is entitled Hitotsu Dake (ひとつだけ?),[6] which was originally sung by Akiko Yano and Kyoshiro Imawano, and was first released in 1980.[6]


Shiawase no Pan was first released in Hokkaido on 21 January 2012.[3] It subsequently had a small-scale release in 47 cinemas throughout Japan on 28 January 2012.[3] During its debut weekend, the film attracted an audience of 26100, and grossed a total of 36 million yen.[3] This made it the 10th highest-grossing film in the Japanese box office for the weekend of 28–29 January 2012.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Box Office Mojo"., Inc. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  2. ^ a b c しあわせのパン (2011). (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "映画興行成績 : 2位「麒麟の翼」が興収30億円へ好発進 「ALWAYS」新作はV2達成". Mainichi Shimbun Digital Co.Ltd (in Japanese). Mantan Web. 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Yo Oizumi, Tomoyo Harada co-star in "Shiawase no Pan"". Sponichi Annex. Tokyograph. 2010-09-08. Retrieved 2012-02-04. 
  5. ^ a b c 原田知世&大泉洋「しあわせのパン」全国公開が決定. (in Japanese). 2011-08-01. Retrieved 2012-02-03. 
  6. ^ a b 矢野顕子&忌野清志郎の名曲から映画「しあわせのパン」誕生. (in Japanese). 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 

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