Kamome Diner – a delightful Japanese and Finnish mash up

Normally I tend to share illustration for inspiration but today I’m shaking things up and sharing with you ‘Kamome Diner’ which I watched on holiday and really, really loved. The film is set in Helsinki (which is cool because I recognise lots of places!) and centres around a Japanese lady called Sachie that opens a cafe specialising in traditional Japanese onigiri rice balls. Over the course of the film she slowly builds up her café and makes friends in the local community, as well as with a couple of wayward Japanese travellers.

It’s a warm fuzzy hug of a film and it reminds me a bit of Amelie or The Royal Tenenbaums, but in a very Japanese-via-Scandinavia sort of way.

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