Japanese inaka backdrop, slow cooking scenes, subdued window light settled on the faces of people sitting together at the table. I came across this two-part film back in 2016 and it is one of those films you can rewatch, not because of its fantastical story line or memorable quotes, but for its mellow visuals enticing you to move to the Japanese countryside to make dishes using ingredients from your own garden. 

Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest Japanese Film
Little Forest Japanese Film
Little Forest Japanese Film
Little Forest Japanese Film

This is a two-part Japanese film called 'Little Forest' following the life of Ichiko (Ai Hashimoto) who moves to the countryside living in self-sufficiency throughout the four seasons. 
Thus, Part I is titled 'Little Forest: Winter/Spring' and Part II is 'Little Forest: Summer/Autumn.
There is melancholy background to this story but I won't ruin it for you.

I was so drawn the light and shadow, the colours and composition of every single shot. As you can tell by this long post, I did take a screen shot (to the hundreds, in fact) and went a big crazy.
This isn't infringing their copyrights, right?

This post are screen captures of Part I. I will post Part II shots in a separate post.

Little Forest Japanese Film
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Doesn't this make you want to escape to the countryside alone with a good book, snuggle in a kotatsu, drinking a relaxing cup of tea? Just looking at these kind of scenes brings a sense of serenity and comfort.

Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com
Little Forest リトル フォレスト Winter Spring hncjournal.com

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