Bored with school, 15-year-old Daisuke Kawashima embarks on a pilgrimmage to visit the 7,000-year-old cedar tree on distant Yakushima Island. Through his journey, Daisuke meets a number of interesting people, including friendly truck driver Sumire and a mysterious mountaineer girl.
Released in United States 2001
Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (World Cinema: Reflections of Our Time) August 23 - September 3, 2001.
The fourth installment in director Yoji Yamada's series of films about out-of-the-ordinary schools.
Completed shooting June 15, 2000.
Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (World Cinema: Reflections of Our Time) August 23 - September 3, 2001.)