Just So Happens

December 4, 2020
Just So Happens

Yumiko was born in Japan but has made a life in London,losing herself in its cosmopolitan bustle.She has a gallery show of her art, a good job, and a good guy sheplans to marry. The culture she grew up in seems very faraway—until her brother phones with the news that their father hasdied. Yumiko returns to Tokyo and finds herself immersed in therituals of death while also plunged into the rituals of life—fishbars, bullet trains, pagodas—as she confronts the question of whereher future really lies. Just So Happens deals both gently andpowerfully with grief, identity, and the pressure not to disappointone’s parents, even after they’re gone, in a look at therelationships that build the foundation of our lives.