But you can't choose at the your last shopping. "
It means that your coffin is bought by someone else.
This is the phrase in the " Departure".
I didn't want to watch this Japanese movie.
I had escaped to watch it.
but I finally watched it because it was on air.
I mean that I didn't need to pay for it at a video rental shop.
Sooner or later I had to watch it.maybe.
Why do I have to watch it and did I avoid to watch it ?
You know that the movie got an Academy Award as The Best Foreign Film Department 2008.
If I have some chances to talk it with foreigners who are interested in our culture.
I don't want to say " Sorry! I didn't watch it because I don't like the theme".
Anyway I can speak something about it.
I want to write the story in short for me.
A man used to be a cellist.
He returned his hometown.
When he read a paper and found a job flyer.
It said " Ask for someone to help travel.no need experiences "
He had a job interview and he was hired just then.
The monthly salary is about $5.000.
When he realized what his new job is.It was too late.
The job is to clean bodies and make up death's faces and put them
into coffins before funeral ceremonies.( I don't want to continue it ...)
His first day was terrible. He vomited.
His wife doesn't like his job. Neither do I .
When he saw sermon-fish struggling to swim against the stream of river.He asked his neighbor who is passing over the bridge.
" Why ? The sermon want to return to their birthplace.
They had to die there soon.however"
The neighbor answered " Because they may miss their birthplace"
He also said at the different scene.
" The death is to go through the new gate"
I can't understand it perfectly.
Everybody will die.I know that.You also know that.
We tend to ignore such sad destiny.
We don't think we die tomorrow.
We never imagine that Today is our last day.
Someone think this destiny so close.
Someone have had those experiences.
I don't have such person around me or I forgot them.
Why do I think the body as dirty ?
I sometimes enjoyed to eat meat and raw fish.( I'm a kind of vegetarian now.)
They were dead one.
I think so because I'm afraid of dieing in my mind.
It's so difficult and complicated to explain my feeling in my poor English.
This movie describes the death as the new departure.
I could watch it in the end because there are supposed to be some funny scenes. I couldn't laugh them.
There are some interesting scenes about Stone Letters.
Before we used languages we had used stones to covey their feelings.
If you wanted to tell that you are happy.
You gave a small bright stone to someone.
If you got angry with someone.
You had to find a dark and rough stone.
I have to agree that this movie is very good.
But I can't say that I like it.
When I die someday.
My wish is to spread my ashes from Grand Canneon.
I don't miss my hometown like sermon.
But It's so funny to have written such a long entry while I dont like to write this topic!!!