Hanasaku Iroha ~ Blossoms for Tomorrow (TV)
Genres: comedy, drama, romance
Themes: coming of age, family, hot springs
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: When her mother runs off with her latest boyfriend, Ohana Matsumae is sent to live with her grandmother, who she has never met nor spoken to. Her grandmother is not pleased to find Ohana on her doorstep, and sets her to work at her Taisho-era (1920s) hot springs inn. It’s not a lifestyle that Ohana would have chosen, but she decides not to be discouraged and to make the most of her difficult circumstances.
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2011-04-03 to 2011-09-25
Hanasaku Iroha ~ Home Sweet Home (Movie)
Plot Summary: While sorting through a mess of books in the staff room, Ohana happens upon one of Denroku’s log books from long ago. Within it, it recounts a story of Ohana’s mom when she was the same age as her.
Running time: 67 minutes