Ihatov Gensou: Kenji no Haru

Ihatov Gensou: Kenji no Haru
イーハトーブ幻想 Kenjiの春 (Ihatov Gensou: Kenji no Haru)
Type: movie
Genres: Historical, Slice of Life, Drama
Start Date: 1996-12-14
End Date: 1996-12-14
Episodes: 1
Episode Length: 57 min
Total Length: 57 min
Age Rating: PG - Children
A unique biographical sketch of the life of the great modern Japanese poet Kenji Miyazawa, Spring and Chaos is a highly stylized and intense film that draws on Miyazawa's writing techniques to tell his life story. Miyazawa often used animals as the main characters in his stories and poems, and it is this technique that allows director Shoji Kawamori to recreate Miyazawa's fanciful land of Ihatov and use it as the backdrop for Miyazawa's life. Beautiful and affecting, Spring and Chaos is a fitting tribute to one of Japan's greatest writers. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)