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Japanese Heartwarming Film US First Screening is Coming Soon!

Loving process over convenience.

Spending time rather than money.

Shuichi Tsubata, 90 years old.

Hideko Tsubata, 87 years old.

In order to make their life more beautiful with age,

they have searched and pursued “their” quality life.

This is the story of them living with nature,

the story of an architect and his wife

who have lived with wind and woods.

This movie is more than a promotional movie for slow life.

Their actions spoke louder than their words.

They are determined yet unique and charming.

They are solid in the fast and efficiency-focused world.

They have taken their time to live their life.

This movie is the lesson of life revolution.

“The home should be the treasure chest of living.” -Le Corbusier

Please come join us to open their treasure chest with us.


The movie is screened in Japanese with English subtitles.

We are honored to have our first US premier in Portland which has been developed with strong value in environment and sustainability. This is the movie you, your friends and family might easily relate to and enjoy, and we would love to see you there.

Movie Japanese website:

Movie trailer with English subtitle:


Movie Schedule:

10/20 (Sat) 1:30pm - 4:30pm @ People’s Co-Op 2F (3029 SE 21stAve, Portland)

10/21 (Sun) 11:00am - 2:00pm and 3:00pm - 6:00pm @ Kinone Space (SW Portland, close to Uwajimaya)

Deadline:10/12 (Fri)

RSVP to with your request date & time, your name, email address and phone number

Price:$12- $20 sliding scale (including tea)

* Snacks will be included when you pre-pay via Venmo!

Please let us know I you have any food allergies or special dietary needs.

  • 90 minutes movie, small workshop after the movie and break

  • The address for Kinone Space will be informed when confirmed since it is a private property

  • Childcare is available on 10/21 at Kinone Space for age 2-6. $7 per child / 90mins. Space is limited.


Life is Fruity

“The home should be the treasure chest of living” - Le Corbusier

One-story house surrounded by trees – right next to a housing complex.

This house is a replica of Antonin Raymond’s house, built by its owner Shuichi.

70 different kinds of seasonal vegetables and 50 different kinds of fruit are cooked with a spice of love by Hideko, Shuichi’s lifelong partner.

Shuichi had been working as an architectural designer and taking part in various urban development projects.

In the 1960s, a new sustainable housing development plan full of trees and nature was advocated by Shuichi. However, it turned out that area with no character and no nature-human coexistence housing complexes were built instead.

Later on, he stepped aside and bought land at this housing complex. He built a house, and he planted trees with Hideko gradually and with care. Fifty years or so has passed, and now Shuichi is asked to be part of a “project”…

Shuichi Tsubata

Born January 3, 1925. After graduating Tokyo University, he had worked at construction design office, later at Japan Housing Authority. He was involved with various urban development projects. He was also a professor at a couple of universities. Once he purchased the land in Aichi prefecture, he and Hideko had slowly started self-sufficient agricultural life style for over 50 years. He pass away at the age of 90 in 2015.

Hideko Tsubata

Born in January 18, 1928. Raised as the daughter of Sake brewers in Aichi prefecture. Married with Shuichi at the age of 27. She and Shuichi have 2 daughters. She likes farming, cooking, knitting, weaving…something that she can take a very good care of with lots of time and love.

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