Tokyo Shower - Netflix
7 years ago, Soo-jin felt repulsed by her life as a movie actress and one day she ate at a sushi restaurant in a rundown district in Tokyo, where she was shooting a film. She met Hyun-soo, an aspiring actor, who was a waiter at the restaurant, and had a romantic night with him. In the present Soo-jin became a star actress and she decided to search for Hyun-soo, the man she had a brief but intense encounter… Will the two people be able to find each other?
Runtime: 60 minutes
Tokyo Shower - Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi bridge and Atake - Netflix
Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi bridge and Atake (大はしあたけの夕立, Ōhashi atake no yūdachi) is a woodblock print in the ukiyo-e genre by the Japanese artist Hiroshige. It was published in 1857 as part of the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo and is one of the best known of Hiroshige's prints.
Tokyo Shower - Description - Netflix
The print shows a small part of the wooden Ōhashi (Great) bridge diagonally across the foreground of the image as the bridge crosses the Sumida River. In the background is a boatman punting his log raft towards the Fukagawa timber yards, looking for shelter. Also seen is the far bank of the river in a part of Edo known as Atake after the government ship, the Atakemaru that was moored there. Two women and four or five men are shown crossing the bridge sheltering under hats, umbrellas or straw capes from a sudden shower of rain. Sudden showers are a recurring theme in ukiyo-e works and here in what Hiroshige calls “white rain” are depicted using a large number of thin dark parallel lines in 2 directions - a difficult skill in woodblock printing. At the top of the print are dark clouds from which the rain emanates, these are produced using a bokashi technique, another difficult printing technique, and vary significantly between prints. Other bokashi areas seen in some prints are the water around the bridge and the bridge's roadway. The rain, sheltering people and log raft at the centre of the image give the image a sense of movement. Bridges have been sited at that same location since 1694. The wooden bridge depicted in the print was replaced by another bridge in 1885, completed in 1912 and later moved to a new site elsewhere. The current bridge at the site was erected in 1973.
Tokyo Shower - References - Netflix