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  • British-Columbia
  • 10 min.
  • Mayumi Yoshida
  • Yayoi Hirano, Hiro Kanagawa, Linda Uyehara Hoffman
  • Drama

Through two Japanese women from different generations, Akashi shows an “international citizen”'s look at what it means to negotiate love. The SHOULDs, WOULDs and COULDs about choice… and the grace of accepting when there isn’t one.

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When her grandmother passes, Kana returns to Japan only to find her modern ways clash traditional values of her homeland


Kana, a young woman from Japan is pursuing her career in North America and has adapted to her new environment. However, her new lifestyle has made her emotionally distant and can't seem to sustain a long term relationship. Her mother calls informing Kana that grandma passed away. As Kana returns home to pay her respects, she begins to recall her most intimate conversation with grandma. In their talk, Grandma is proud of Kana for leaving Japan. Kana argues it's even harder to raise a family and sustain a marriage for a lifetime. Grandma tells Kana that their marriage was far from ideal, and to Kana's surprise, Grandma reveals a secret which changes Kana's attitudes on relationships. Memories and the funeral force Kana to look inside herself and examine her own life.


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Mayumi Yoshida
Mayumi Yoshida

10 minutes


Akashi-あかし- is a talented team of industry professionals experienced on both sides of the camera. What do we have in common? We all love our grandparents so dearly.

Mayumi Yoshida

Mayumi Yoshida

Project Lead, Director, Writer, Actor, Producer

Philip Planta

Philip Planta


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