Movies and Plays

In Japan, movies, television dramas and plays have been produced based on Tei Fujiwara’s memoir 流れる星は生きている (Nagareru Hoshiwa Ikiteiru)

Stills from the movie

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Excerpt from the original movie.

TV drama ads


Play reading


If you’ve seen some of these productions, what were your impressions?


Reviews in Japan

Tei Fujiwara’s memoir was published in Japan over 60 years ago under the title –  流れる星は生きている (Nagareru Hoshiwa Ikiteiru), and her book continues to be on the best seller list. On July 1, 2014 Amazon Japan page for the book showed over 60 reviews averaging 5 stars. (Screen shot below of page translated into English)

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Why do you think Tei’s story continues to remain popular in japan, sixty years after it was first published?