Though I visited Tokyo more than 5 times, I never tried to take a walk around the residential areas or small parks since the visits were mainly for business. Having seen the movie today, I felt like I've rediscovered the city of Tokyo and I surprised at the similarities of the city with my city in Korea, Seoul. The scenery of back streets, roofing of houses, small small parks, metro rails, small bars, golden ginkgo maple trees, etc.. However, at the same time, I found the real difference of the people living the very similar looking two gigantic cities.
The director followed road movie style but chose walking with sneakers instead driving a fancy car fast & furious, and exploited ordinary back streets in the city than inter-state highways or barren country roads. The movie talks about restoration and restart of life through re-evaluating and rebuilding the relationships among the people. It was just good and comfortable to see..