Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

This Week’s Film: Departures

Chopstick Cinema

This Week's Film: Departures
Cuisine: Japanese

Synopsis: In this Oscar-winning film, a promising young cellist changes careers midstream when a bolt of insight inspires him to apprentice himself as a nakanshi to learn the traditional art of preparing the bodies of the dead for the funeral ceremony.

Join me throughout the week on Chopstick Cinema for a closer look at the food and the film. My film review will be posted at the end of the week, along with my Japanese recipe.