Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ando Natsuあんどーなつ– Release July 08

Kumo Japan Drama sneak!!

Japan Drama Story:
Ando Natsu (Kanjiya Shihori) 貫地谷しほりlost her job when the owner of the cake & dessert house passed away. Even though she worked for less than a month, it was like a dream because she loves making cake & dessert. As Ando Natsu (Kanjiya Shihori) 貫地谷しほりlooks for other job in Tokyo, she met Yasuda Umekichi (Kunimura Jun) 國村隼- Oyakata or master pastries of Mangetsudo pastries shop. She started out as part time worker at Mangetsudo pastries shop but later gaining interest in making Mangetsudo pastries. She then decided to stay and work as a permanent worker as well as a student to learn making pastries. Besides the pastries, she also learned and understands the people and culture of Asakusa – Where Mangetsudo pastries shop situated.

Feelings and comments:
This drama is all about pastries and desserts. As the pastries shop is located in Asakusa Tokyo, you get to see lots of local scenery and cultural events too. The most famous of all will be the Senso Ji temple. Still the main attraction in this drama is the beautiful hand crafted pastries. It served more like decoration than just simple pastries. Judging from the looks of the pastries you can feel that it took lots of time, energy and concentration just to prepare them. I suppose this is call making each simple step as perfect as possible and you’ll get a special product.
Handmade food industries are tough, especially when you’re trying to maintain the original taste of a traditional food. No doubt there will be secret recipe but still the skills and techniques are as important. The control of heat temperature, cooking time and procedure will eventually determine the taste of the food. Everybody can cook and bake. The question is “Can they create the desire taste? And maintain it?”

Things that caught my eyes:
The temple of Asakusa and the desserts definitely satisfied my viewing pleasure.

Japan Drama Rating:
Nice to watch. It is a drama that introduces Japan culture and travel hot spot, especially the desserts.

2008 Japanese Drama : Ando Natsu w/ English Subtitle

Drama Theme Song: Tada Arigato by Monkey Majik

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