Ken wants to leave. The young Canadian who survives the jump off a bridge after his father's death, moves to Japan, to his uncle's place. A strange world awaits him there - his uncle owns a pottery on the countryside, where the kiln is poked in a traditional manner. Here, Ken comes to peace and dives into a totally new world full of surprises.
Guided by Japanese music and soft camera movements, the audience tries to dive into this partly mystical world. Unfortunately, a certain lenghtiness constricts this, caused by weak points in the script. For example Ken experiences a romance that couldn't be more predictable, but doesn't fit into the film. Through these weak points, after some time one gets the opinion that the silence and calmness are somewhat artificial. This is a pity, for the beautiful landscape and excellent acting of the Japanese filmstar Tatsuya Fuji would provide an excellent basis for a wonderful film.
But with this film it is probably the same phenomenon like with other eastern film: You're either thrilled from the first moment or you're not touched at all.