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Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Movie depicts the later life of poet Issa Kobayashi.
At the age of 50, Issa Kobayashi (Lily Franky) goes back to his hometown. Two years later, he marries 28-year-old Kiku (Nozomi Sasaki). The couple go on to have three sons and one daughter, but their children all die at early ages.
Due to inheritance issues with his father's property, Issa comes into conflict with his stepmother Satsu (Tamao Nakamura) and his younger stepbrother Senroku (Atsushi Ito).
- Based on novel "Issa" by Shuhei Fujisawa (first published in 1978 by Bungeishunju). The novel depicts the life of Issa Kobayashi (1763-1828) who was a writer of haiku poems during the Edo period.
- Filming began September 15 and finishes November, 2016.
- Filming takes place in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, which is the hometown of Issa Kobayashi.
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