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Hirayama cleans public toilets in Tokyo, lives his life in simplicity and daily tranquility. Some encounters also lead him to reflect on himself.
Perfect Days (2023)

Title: Perfect Days (2023)
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 123 min
Director: Wim Wenders
Cast: Miyako Tanaka, Koji Yakusho, Long Mizuma…
Plot: Hirayama works as a toilet cleaner in Tokyo. He seems content with his simple life. He follows a structured everyday life and dedicates his free time to his passion for music and books. Hirayama also has a fondness for trees and photographs them. More of his past is gradually revealed through a series of unexpected encounters.

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[crackling]

[leaves rustling]

[broom sweeping]

[sweeping continues]

[inhales and exhales deeply]

[sweeping continues]

[blanket rustles]

[futon thuds to floor]

[heavy footsteps]

[thudding footsteps on stairs]

[light switch clicks]

[electric razor buzzes]

[deep sigh]

[pumping watering spray]

[zipping overall]

[clattering on stairs]

[thudding footsteps]

[keys jingling]

[birds calling]

[takes a deep breath]

[coins clatter in vending machine]

[can of coffee thuds]

[keys jangling]

[can thuds]

[cassette tapes clatter]

[engine starting]

[beeping]

[engine running]

[“House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals playing]

♪ There is a house In New Orleans ♪

♪ They call the Rising Sun ♪

♪ And it’s been the ruin Of many a poor boy ♪

♪ And God I know I’m one ♪

♪ Mother was a tailor ♪

♪ Sewed my Levi jeans ♪

♪ My father was a gamblin’ man ♪

♪ Down in New Orleans ♪

[song stops]

[car door opens, closes]

[keys jangling]

[car door slides shut]

[knocks on door]

[chatter in background]

[knocks on door]

[clattering]

[gentle breeze blowing]

[unsteady footsteps]

Hey.

Sorry. Bad traffic today.

I hate the first morning shift.

Always puke all over the place.

Like the other day at Nanago Dori Park.

In Hatagaya.

That was a real nightmare.

Some guy took forever to come out.

Out of ten, a level eight nightmare!

Are you even listening?

Hirayama, take it easy. It’s getting dirty again anyway.

[sliding car door open]

[knocks on door]

[kids scream]

Oh.

[kids laugh]

[exhales]

[rustling]

[Yosuke] Mom!

Mummy!

[knocks on door]

What’s wrong?

Huh?

You’re here with your mom?

It’s gonna be fine.

[Yosuke sniffling]

[Mother] Yosuke?

Yosuke!

[baby crying]

Yosuke!

I was looking for you!

[baby crying loudly]

Where have you been?

Listen, I was looking all over!

[baby crying loudly]

I told you to stay close, right?

I was searching through the whole park.

Sorry, darling.

Now he’s crying, too.

I’m so sorry.

But now we are good.

[baby crying loudly]

[bucket clattering]

[keys jingling]

[birds chirping]

[camera clicks]

[keys jingling]

[Lady] How the hell does this work?

Thanks a lot.

[laughs]

Ok.

[laughs]

[“Pale Blue Eyes” by The Velvet Underground playing]

♪ Sometimes I feel so happy ♪

♪ Sometimes I feel so sad ♪

♪ Sometimes I feel so happy ♪

♪ But mostly, You just make me mad ♪

♪ Baby you just make me mad ♪

♪ Linger on ♪

♪ Your pale blue eyes ♪

♪ Linger on ♪

♪ Your pale blue eyes ♪

♪ Thought of you As my mountaintop ♪

♪ Thought of you as my peak ♪

♪ Thought of you as everything ♪

♪ I’ve had but couldn’t keep ♪

♪ I’ve had but couldn’t keep ♪

[song stops]

[van door slides shut]

[keys jingling]

[footsteps]

[unzipping overall]

[Hirayama] Hello.

[Staff] Hello, welcome back.

[grunts]

[bubbling]

[Sumo match on TV]

[Referee] [on TV] Get set!

Fight!

[crashing thunder]

[subdued chatter]

[Bar owner] Somebody’s back!

[excited chatter]

For a hard day’s work!

[clapping]

[excited chatter]

[customer 2] Yes! He hit it!

[customer 1] It’s in right?

It’s in! See?

Hey, what are you doing?

Buying scores with money?

What’s the fun in that, huh?

[Bar owner] Katchan! Get back!

Always pay respect

to the sport teams or religions of others. Give paw.

Now go. Settled!

[customer 2] They’re playing dirty,

stealing good players from other teams.

[laughs]

[heavy downpour]

[light turns on]

[futon and blanket thud]

[reading light clicks]

[grunts]

[leaves rustling]

[sweeping]

[exhales deeply]

[blanket thuds]

[rustling]

[electric razor buzzes]

[heavy footsteps]

[pumping water spray]

[key jingling]

[door creaks open]

[birds calling]

[sighs]

[door shuts close]

[loud clatter of can]

[van door slams shut]

[sighs]

[car engine revving]

[street sweeping continues]

[“Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding playing] ♪ Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun ♪

♪ I’ll be sittin’ When the evenin’ comes ♪

♪ Watching the ships roll in ♪

♪ Then I watch ’em Roll away again yeah ♪

♪ I’m sittin’ on The dock of the bay ♪

♪ Watchin’ the tide ♪

♪ Roll away ooh ♪

♪ I’m just sittin’ on The dock of the bay ♪

♪ Wastin’ time ♪

♪ I left my home in Georgia Headed for the Frisco Bay ♪

♪ ‘Cause I’ve had nothin’ To live for ♪

♪ It look like nothin’s Gonna come my way ♪

♪ So I’m just gon’ sittin’ On the dock of the bay ♪

♪ Watchin’ the tide roll away ♪

Um…

[Hirayama] Oh.

[kids chatter]

[clicking noise]

Holy shit!

Aya! You really made it!

What a huge surprise! Like ten out of ten!

Just a sec! This is my last spot.

I’m finishing up right now!

You can be fast if you want.

My girlfriend is waiting. I’m done for the day.

[door slides shut]

Turn on, turn on! Huh? Hey. Wait, for real?

Sorry, just another second. What?

Wait, what is this? Hold on, hold on.

Goddamnit, seriously? What’s going on?

Come on, come on!

[door slides open]

Hirayama, let me use your car.

Can’t miss this chance tonight. Please, Hirayama!

I’m begging you.

Come on, please.

[Takashi yelling]

That’s Hirayama, my senior at work.

Great worker, but not a great speaker.

I don’t even know his voice. [laughs]

Hirayama, this is Aya.

Ten out of ten, for sure.

Stop saying that.

Can I play this?

Uh, uh, uh.

[“Redondo Beach” by Patti Smith playing]

♪ Late afternoon Dreaming hotel ♪

♪ We just had the quarrel That sent you away ♪

So, Hirayama …

Shhhhh.

♪ I was looking for you Are you gone gone? ♪

♪ Called you on the phone Another dimension ♪

♪ Well, you never returned… ♪

I like her voice.

[Takashi] Do you?

♪ Oh you know what I mean ♪

♪ I went looking for you ♪

Smith?

Very common name.

♪ Are you gone gone? ♪

♪ Down by the ocean ♪

♪ It was so dismal ♪

Hirayama,

you really like this job, huh?

♪ Women all standing ♪

♪ With shock on their faces ♪

You got your own gadgets and stuff.

♪ Sad description ♪

♪ Oh I was looking for you ♪

How can you put so much into a job like this?

♪ Everyone was singing ♪

Not that I’m expecting an answer.

♪ Girl is washed up ♪

Just wondering.

♪ On Redondo Beach ♪

This guy is weird.

Nine out of ten on a weirdness scale.

♪ Everyone is so sad ♪

[Aya] I like the sound of cassette tapes.

♪ I was looking for you ♪

♪ Are you gone gone? ♪

Yeah! Cassettes do sound great!

♪ Pretty little girl ♪

It’s my first time.

[Takashi] First times are always great!

♪ Everyone cried ♪

♪ She was the victim ♪

[Aya singing along]

♪ Of sweet suicide ♪

[Aya singing along]

♪ I went looking for you ♪

♪ Are you gone gone? ♪

Drop me off down there.

Aren’t we going out?

Extra shift at the girl’s bar.

If you show up, I’ll be with you all night.

Still waiting for my pay day.

[sighs]

Hirayama, this is really a big deal for me.

Dammit! If I had money, I could handle all this.

Can’t even be in love without money?

What’s up with this shitty world?

Is this the modern age?

Hey, how much would this make?

Don’t you wanna know?

I’m just curious!

Analogue is really making a comeback. Might be worth lots.

Just out of curiosity! I know a good place in Shimokita.

That’s not in my direction.

Won’t even take us 30 minutes. Ouch!

Should be right here…

Here, this is the place.

Oops.

[Store owner] Hello there.

[Takashi] Excuse me, how much would these make?

This one’s rare, it’s Lou Reed.

120 Dollars for this.

Seriously?

[Store owner] For this, 80 $.

[Takashi] Really?

Where’d you find these?

These are all my senior’s.

[Store owner] This one’s 40 bucks.

[Takashi] For real?

[Store owner] This could go for 60.

You’ll make a lot with all these.

Here’s my estimate.

Wow, holy shit!

Unbelievable! Let’s sell them, Hirayama!

[Store owner] We’ll take them all. Cassettes are in fashion.

Especially from the 70s or 80s.

[Takashi] We gotta sell them, your whole collection.

120 for this single tape!

Now’s the time!

Ok, just one. Let’s just sell one.

Then I can see Aya at the bar. Tonight’s a big deal for me.

It’s a big deal tonight!

If I miss this chance…

No love life if you’re broke? Is that it?

Seriously?

Thank you so much!

You saved me! I’m off!

Hirayama, you’re the best!

[Store owner] Thanks for coming…

[“(Walking Thru the) The Sleepy City” by The Rolling Stones]

♪ Walkin’ through The sleepy city ♪

♪ In the dark It looks so pretty ♪

♪ Till I got to the one cafe ♪

♪ That stays open night And day ♪

♪ Just a lookin’ at The sleepy city ♪

♪ In the night It looks so pretty ♪

♪ No one sees the city lights ♪

♪ They just care about The warmth inside ♪

♪ No one listens To what people say ♪

[big sigh]

[van door opens] [beeping]

No items found.

[van door opens] [keys jingling]

[keys jangling]

[sighs]

[sniffs soup box]

[sighs heavily]

[♪♪♪]

[exhales deeply]

[birds calling]

[door slams shut]

[coffee can clatters]

[girls chatter]

[buzzing]

[water dripping]

[paper rustling]

[leaves rustling]

[camera clicks]

[rustling]

[water running]

[men chatter]

[Bar owner] Good night.

[switch clicking]

[leaves rustling]

[blanket thuds]

[door opens]

[sighs]

[door closes]

[coins clattering]

[can thuds]

[door closes]

[“Aoi Sakana” by Sachiko Kanenobu playing]

♪ Blue oceans and blue fish ♪

♪ I held them all A long time ago ♪

♪ But now only cold winds Pass through ♪

♪ These empty hands ♪

♪ There is a crowd Of grotesque children ♪

♪ There are skid marks On the sidewalk ♪

♪ Only the blurred moon ♪

♪ Followed yesterday’s Foot prints ♪

Thanks!

Hirayama …

I don’t think I have a chance with Aya. Like, two out of ten.

Not that I’ve given up yet.

[water running]

Say, Hirayama …

You’re not married, right?

Being alone at your age …

Aren’t you ever lonely?

[Dera] Takashi!

It’s you!

[Dera] Takashi!

It’s been a while.

Takashi!

[Takashi] What’s up?

I was looking for you.

You were?

Yeah.

[Takashi] Oh, Hirayama, this is Derachan, my good old friend.

He likes my ears, you see.

Whenever he finds me, this is what happens.

Takashi!

He always chases me down. 10 out of 10.

Derachan is friends with my ears.

And I’m just a bonus. Right?

Yes.

Or no?

[Dera] Yes!

Yesss!

Hey!

[Hirayama] Ah.

I wanted to give this back.

Here.

Can I listen to this again?

Hmm.

[“Redondo Beach” by Patti Smith playing] ♪ Everyone was singing ♪

♪ Girl is washed up ♪

♪ On Redondo Beach ♪

♪ And everyone is so sad ♪

♪ But I was looking for you ♪

♪ Are you gone gone? ♪

♪ Pretty little girl ♪

♪ Everyone cried ♪

♪ She was the victim ♪

♪ Of sweet suicide ♪

[stops audio cassette]

Thanks.

Uhhuh.

Did Takashi tell you anything?

[sobbing]

[door opens and closes]

[water bubbling]

[“Perfect Day” by Lou Reed playing]

♪ Just a perfect day ♪

♪ Drink sangria in a park ♪

♪ And then later ♪

♪ When it gets dark ♪

♪ We go home ♪

♪ Just a perfect day ♪

♪ Feed animals in the zoo ♪

♪ Then later a movie too ♪

♪ And then home ♪

♪ Oh it’s such a perfect day ♪

♪ I’m glad I spend it with you ♪

♪ Oh such a perfect day You just keep me hangin’ on ♪

[sizzling]

[Bar owner] Welcome back.

For your hard work!

[sighs]

[grunts]

[♪♪♪]

[sighs]

[breeze blowing]

[trimming mustache]

[drawer closes]

[keys jangling]

[coins clatter]

[birds cawing]

[door slides open]

[Hirayama] Hi.

[Owner] Hi.

[envelope rustling]

Thanks.

[“Sunny Afternoon” by Ray Davies playing]

♪ The tax man’s Taken all my dough ♪

♪ And left me In my stately home ♪

♪ Lazin’ on a sunny afternoon ♪

♪ And I can’t sail my yacht ♪

♪ He’s taken everything I got ♪

♪ All I’ve got’s This sunny afternoon ♪

♪ Save me save me Save me from this squeeze ♪

♪ I got a big fat mama Tryna break me ♪

♪ And I love to live So pleasantly ♪

♪ Live this life of luxury ♪

♪ Lazin’ on a sunny afternoon ♪

♪ In the summertime ♪

Aya Koda, she deserves more recognition.

She uses the same words we do

yet there’s something so special.

[rustling]

[Mama San] Good evening, Hirayama.

Your usual?

What are you reading now?

Aya Koda, “Tree”.

Her essays?

You’ve read them?

You’re such an intellectual.

[laughs] No, I wouldn’t say that.

Here.

Your potato salad.

And cheers after a long day.

Hey, Mama.

We didn’t get that appetizer.

Oh, I’m sure you did.

[Regular 2] And we don’t always see such portions.

That’s not true. We’re all equal here, right?

[laughs]

[Regular 2] Have to look up “equal” in my dictionary.

[Mama San] Oh, ladies don’t like fussy men.

You always had a wrinkle here?

No, other side. There.

Hey Mama, do you have fried tofu?

No we’re out. Go get it and I’d cook it for you.

His wife left him, you know.

How can he stay so cheerful?

[laughs]

[Regular 2] You’re talking about me?

Oh, nothing.

[Regular 1] How can you still act like that,

she says, with your wife gone?

[Regular 2] That’s easy. I’m back to my carefree single days.

That makes any man happy.

Got rid of that nagging woman. What a relief.

[Regular 1] Acting like a tough guy.

Soon you’ll be moaning to Mama about how lonely you are.

[Mama San] Such boring small talk.

Another drink will get you through it.

Here.

Why can’t things just stay the same?

Mama.

Sing us that song.

Our favorite one.

[Regular 2] Oh yeah!

Ah.

Well, but … Hirayama only just got here.

[Regular 2] Don’t let us down.

[Regular 1] Please!

Here we go.

Ah.

[Regular 1] Come on.

Since you got your guitar out… Let’s go.

[all clapping]

It’s a good song.

[“Asahi No Ataru Ie” by Maki Asakawa playing]

♪ I ended up in a place ♪

♪ In New Orleans ♪

♪ A brothel called ♪

♪ “The House of the Rising Sun” ♪

♪ The man I loved ♪

♪ Did not come back ♪

♪ That was when I left ♪

♪ My homeland ♪

♪ I took a train ♪

♪ And then another one… ♪

[♪♪♪]

[electric razor buzzing]

[keys jangling]

[siren wails in distance]

[birds chirping]

[kids chatter excitedly]

[equipment clatters]

[patrons chatter]

And two lemon shochu!

Oh, you’re here, give me a sec!

For your hard work!

[patrons chatter]

[footsteps]

Uncle.

Where’ve you been?

You took forever.

Which door is yours?

Up the stairs or below?

Niko?

My, have you grown!

[♪♪♪]

[inhales deeply]

[floor creaking]

[sliding door opens]

[pumping water spray]

[Niko sighs]

Uncle.

Off to work now?

Can I come along?

You’d better let me.

Dunno what I’ll be up to if you leave me alone.

[sighs]

[footsteps thudding on stairs]

[gentle patter of rain]

[door closes]

Get in from the other side.

Wanna coffee?

Yeah!

[Hirayama] Same as mine?

[Niko] Sure.

Thanks.

[Hirayama] Wanna play it?

Yes.

[Hirayama] No, no.

This way.

Like this?

[Hirayama] Yes.

The tape is on this side.

[laughter]

[“Browneyed Girl” by Van Morrison playing]

♪ Hey where did we go? ♪

♪ Days when the rains came ♪

♪ Down in the hollow ♪

Is that the Skytree?

♪ Playin’ a new game ♪

Yeah, that’s right.

♪ Laughin’ and arunnin’ Hey hey ♪

♪ Skippin’ and ajumpin’ ♪

♪ In the misty morning Fog with ♪

♪ Our… our hearts Athumping and you ♪

♪ My browneyed girl ♪

♪ You my browneyed girl ♪

So this is a cassette tape?

From way back?

[Hirayama] Way back.

♪ And whatever happened ♪

Can I put this on my iPhone?

♪ To Tuesday and so slow ♪

What’s written on it?

♪ Going down the old mine ♪

♪ With a… ♪

Vanmorrison.

Is this on Spotify?

♪ Transistor radio ♪

♪ Standin’ in the sunlight Laughin’ ♪ Not sure.

♪ Hidin’ behind A rainbow’s wall ♪

Where is that place?

♪ Slippin’ and aslidin’ ♪

[Niko] What place?

♪ All along the waterfall ♪

♪ With you ♪

That shop.

[Niko laughs]

It’s not a shop.

♪ My browneyed girl ♪

♪ You my browneyed girl ♪

♪ Do you remember when ♪

♪ We used to sing? ♪

♪ Shalala lala lala lala Lala teeda ♪

[chuckles softly]

[chuckles]

Oh, that one!

You mean this? My camera. It’s quite old.

Look!

How come?

You don’t remember?

Uncle, you gave this to me.

Ahh.

Sure I did.

Liar.

You don’t remember, do you?

[laughs]

[camera clicks]

Is that tree your friend?

My friend?

Isn’t it?

Mm.

You’re right.

This is my Tree Friend.

[birds chirping]

[camera clicks]

[sighs]

[distant clatter]

[♪♪♪]

[birds chirping]

[sighs]

[clatter]

[grunts]

[footsteps thudding on stairs]

[Niko] Uncle?

Huh?

[switch clicking]

Can I borrow this book?

What book is that?

“Eleven. Short Stories”.

Huh.

Sure.

This boy, Victor, from “The Terrapin”.

He’s so much like me.

I kinda get

what he’s going through.

Can I help?

Really?

Thanks.

[distant squawking]

Uncle, you and mom don’t get along?

She told you that?

Whenever I talk about you,

she changes the subject.

I see.

You had a fight with your mom?

Sort of.

Do you always run away from home?

This is my first time.

Staying at your place was always part of my plan.

What’s that supposed to mean?

[camera clicks]

Hi.

Here.

Thanks. I go this way?

See you in ten minutes.

That’s too short.

[Hirayama] Then, in twenty minutes.

Ok.

Yes. Got it.

Yeah, ok.

Hungry?

Uhhuh.

Time to eat, then.

Yay!

Towel goes here.

Thanks.

[Niko] You and mom have nothing in common.

[Hirayama] You think so?

[Niko] She said like, you and we live in a different world.

Might be true.

Is it?

The world is made up of many worlds.

Some are connected and some are not.

My world …

and your mom’s are very different.

What about my world?

Which world am I in?

[siren wails in distance]

[Niko] Does this flow into the ocean?

[Hirayama] Yeah. To the ocean.

[Niko] Wanna go?

[Hirayama] Next time.

[Niko] When’s that?

[Hirayama] Next time is next time.

And when’s that exactly?

Next time is next time.

Now is now.

Next time is next time.

Now is now.

[Niko] [singsong] Next time is next time.

[singsong] Now is now!

[Hirayama] [singsong] Next time is next time.

[singsong] Now is now.

[Niko] [singsong] Next time is next time.

[singsong] Now is now!

[Hirayama] [singsong] Next time is next time.

[singsong] Now is now.

[distant barking]

[car door closes] [footsteps]

Hi, brother.

Long time no see.

So, this is where you live?

I didn’t mean it in a bad way.

Niko, get your things.

No!

That’s not an option.

Uncle!

Hurry now.

[Niko] Uncle!

Come back here anytime.

Haven’t finished your book yet.

Take it with you.

I’m gonna become like Victor.

No, no.

You shouldn’t say that.

[Keiko] Niko!

[car door closes] [footsteps]

For all the trouble.

Your favorite chocolate.

She’s a good girl.

Not so sure about that.

As for father…

he no longer recognizes anything.

Won’t you go and visit him in his nursing home?

He won’t act like he used to.

Are you really cleaning toilets?

[approaching footsteps]

Uncle.

Thank you.

[receding footsteps]

[Keiko sniffles]

[car door opens and closes]

[sobbing]

[♪♪♪]

[broom sweeping]

[switch clicking]

[soft clatter]

[door opens]

[sighs]

[van door slides shut]

[phone ringing]

[Takashi] Hey, it’s Takashi.

Takashi speaking. Hello?

I hear you.

[Takashi] Hirayama, you’ve been good to me.

I really appreciate it.

Like, nine out of ten.

So, it’s hard to tell ya, but I’m quitting.

What?

[Takashi] I’ll pay you back the money soon.

Wait. What about your shift?

[phone ringing]

Yes.

[Takashi] On such a short notice,

we can’t find a replacement.

No replacement? What’s gonna happen then?

[Takashi] You’ll have to cover for the day.

Heh?

Can I? Sorry, just quick.

Sorry.

Excuse me!

[Parking Officer] Are you new?

[Hirayama] I’ll be done soon.

[running footsteps]

What is it?

Where’s Takashi?

[running footsteps]

[train rumbles past]

[van door slides open]

[grunts]

Three times, I’ve called. Why’d no one answer?

Listen, I’m only doing this today.

Just find anyone, got it?

[clattering]

[van door slides shut]

[van door closes] [grunts]

[unzipping jumper]

[exhales deeply]

[♪♪♪]

[door closes]

[can thuds]

[can thuds]

I’m Sato. I was suddenly asked to come here

and take over the former staff’s shift.

Should I start over there?

Ah, yes.

[paper rustling]

[horn honks]

[engine starts]

[sighs]

[switch clicks]

[♪♪♪]

[birds chirping]

Hi.

[Owner] Hi.

[rustling]

[grunts]

Remember what used to be here?

Huh?

[sighs]

That’s what growing old means.

[birds chirping]

Patricia Highsmith knows everything about anxiety.

She made me realize that fear and anxiety

are different things.

[chuckles]

[beeps]

[door slides open]

[Mama San] What brings you here?

[Tomoyama] Oh, you know …

May I?

Come in.

[door slides open]

[Hirayama] A pack of ‘Peace’.

And a bag.

[sighs deeply]

[coughing]

[Tomoyama] May I have one?

[coughing]

[Hirayama] Been a while since I last smoked.

[coughs]

Did you see us at the bar earlier?

You always go there, I guess?

[Hirayama] Yes.

Since it opened, so, for five or six years.

[Tomoyama] I see.

It is a nice place.

I’m her exhusband.

Oh.

I see …

[Tomoyama] It’s been about seven years since we got divorced.

I’m married again.

Seven years since I last saw her.

Ah.

I’ve got cancer.

It metastasized.

My body’s all inflamed from chemo.

Then I…

suddenly felt I owed her an apology.

Not that anything had happened.

Maybe it wasn’t an apology.

I wanted to thank her.

No, that’s not it either.

I just wanted to see her, that’s all.

[Hirayama] Wanna drink?

[Tomoyama] Oh no.

[Hirayama] Still got one more.

Well, in that case …

I’ll take one.

[rustling]

Please take care of her.

Oh no, we’re not like that.

I’m counting on you.

[Hirayama] We’re not like that.

[Tomoyama] Shadows …

Do they get darker when they overlap?

[scoffs]

Not sure.

[Tomoyama] So many things I still don’t know …

That’s how life ends …

I guess.

Hmm.

Let’s find out now.

What?

[receding footsteps]

Try standing here.

[Tomoyama] Huh?

[Hirayama] What do you see?

[Tomoyama] Looks the same to me.

[Hirayama] Not getting darker?

[Tomoyama] Probably not.

Looks darker to me.

Don’t see any difference.

[Hirayama] But there is!

It has to get darker to make sense!

You’re really into this.

Nothing is changing after all?

That’s just nonsense.

I agree with that.

[Hirayama] Let’s play shadow tag.

[Tomoyama] Huh?

[Hirayama] I’ll be “It”.

Ready?

Here I come.

Run!

[both laugh]

[Hirayama] You alright?

[Tomoyama] This is tough.

I’ll be “It” now.

Sure? Ready?

[Tomoyama] Here I come.

Tag! Tag!

[happy banter]

[laughter]

So tough.

[panting]

This is exhausting. Tag!

That was close. I stepped on you!

[Hirayama] You did?

[Tomoyama] I did.

[laughs]

[sighs]

[distant wail of sirens]

[♪♪♪]

[birds chirping]

[broom sweeping]

[sighs]

[door opens]

[sighs]

[“Feeling Good” by Leslie Bricusse / Anthony Newley]

♪ Birds flying high You know how I feel ♪

♪ Sun in the sky You know how I feel ♪

♪ Breeze driftin’ on by You know how I feel ♪

♪ It’s a new dawn It’s a new day ♪

♪ It’s a new life For me ♪

♪ Yeah it’s a new dawn It’s a new day ♪

♪ It’s a new life For me ♪

♪ Oohoohoohooh ♪

♪ And I’m feeling good ♪

♪ Fish in the sea You know how I feel ♪

♪ River running free You know how I feel ♪

♪ Blossom on a tree You know how I feel ♪

♪ It’s a new dawn It’s a new day ♪

♪ It’s a new life For me ♪

♪ And I’m feeling good ♪

♪ Dragonfly out in the sun You know what I mean ♪

♪ Don’t you know ♪

♪ Butterflies all havin’ fun You know what I mean ♪

♪ Sleep in peace When day is done ♪

♪ That’s what I mean ♪

♪ And this old world Is a new world ♪

♪ And a bold world For me ♪

♪ Stars when you shine You know how I feel ♪

♪ Scent of the pine You know how I feel ♪

♪ Oh freedom is mine ♪

♪ And I know how I feel ♪

♪ It’s a new dawn It’s a new day ♪

♪ It’s a new life for me ♪

[vocalizing]

♪ I’m feeling good ♪

[“Perfect Day” by Patrick Watson instrumental version playing]

[♪♪♪]

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