Toma Ikuta, Gaku Hamada, and Kanna Hashimoto are cast in movie “Yumichi.” Movie is directed by Masayuki Suzuki (“Masquerade Hotel“) and scripted by Kundo Koyama (“Departures“). The film revolves around a family owned bathhouse. Toma Ikuta will play older brother Shiro Miura and Gaku Hamada will play younger brother Goro Miura. Their late father passed the bathhouse down to them and Goro Miura has been operating the bathhouse since their father’s death. Kanna Hashimoto will play Izumi. She is an employee at the bathhouse. Filming for the movie took place on a set in Kyoto, Japan.
“Yumichi” will be released February 23, 2023 in Japan.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Shiro Miura (Toma Ikuta) works as an architect. He suddenly returns to his hometown. The purpose for his visit is to close down bathhouse Marukin Hot Spring, that was left behind by his late father, and build an apartment over that property. He tells his younger brother Goro Miura (Gaku Hamada) about his idea, but his brother is cool to the idea. Goro Miura has run Marukin Hot Spring since their father passed away. While Goro ran the bathhouse, Shiro Miura ran away to the city and lived freely there.
One day, Goro Miura gets injured in an incident at the bathhouse and he gets hospitalized. Izumi (Kanna Hashimoto), who is an employee at the bathhouse, suggests to Shiro Miura that he should work on behalf of his brother. Shiro Miura then begins to work temporarily at the bathhouse. While working there, Shiro Miura meets the regulars that visits the bathhouse and this causes a change in Shiro Miura.