The Friends (Natsu no niwa)
Rentarô Mikuni, Chikage Awashima, Akira Emoto / Fiction / Japanese
A delightful and moving coming-of-age story. One summer, three young boys take an increasing interest in an eccentric old man who lives alone in a house surrounded by an overgrown garden. The boys form a bond with the recluse and set about weeding and replanting the garden.
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