OMOTENASHI

By Jay CHERN

EPIC ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD - as PROD

Drama - Post-Production 2017

The heir to a Taipei construction company takes on the renovation of an old Japanese hotel to win back his soon-to-be-married ex-girlfriend while clashing with the previous owner’s daughter.

Festivals
& Awards

HAF WIP 2017
Work-in-Progress Lab - Wanda WIP Lab Award
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama, Family, Comedy
    • Countries
    • TAIWAN, JAPAN
    • Languages
    • MANDARIN, ENGLISH, JAPANESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jay CHERN
    • Writer(s)
    • Jay CHERN, Mami SUNADA
    • Producer(s)
    • Jay CHERN (Epic Entertainment Co., Ltd), Junichi KITAGAWA (Shochiku Studio Co., Ltd)
    • Synopsis
    • Mingyueguan (The Bright Moon Hotel) was a Japanese-style hotel in the suburb of Kyoto. It had the beautiful lake view and traditional Japanese feel to it. But because it was old and located in a remote area, there was hardly any guest. But at this particular moment, the Mingyueguan, which was having a hard time managing to survive, was bought up by a construction company owner in Taipei, Charles (55). Charles, an old time friend of the previous owner of Mingyueguan, sent his son Jacky (28) to Kyoto to supervise the renovation project of the hotel. But Jacky just wanted to take the opportunity to get back together with his ex-girlfriend Naoko (28) and to find a way to secretly sell the money losing hotel.

      When Jacky arrived to the hotel, he found out that besides the innkeeper Mitsuko (53) and her only daughter Rika (29), an otaku boy Bohao (26) from Taiwan also worked here for exchange of accommodation. Keeping it secret from others, Jacky met Naoko, only to find out the ex-girlfriend he can't get over is going to get married. To let Naoko see his growth, Jacky whimsically proposed to change Mingyueguan into a wedding venue to hold Naoko’s dream wedding. Right at the moment, Charles and Baihao's mother Tiffany (51) also came to Japan separately. Upon hearing Jacky's renovation proposal, they were all excited and supported the idea. Only Rika, who didn't get along well with Jacky from the beginning, thought there was something fishy and suspected that he had other purpose. The innkeeper Mitsuko suggested that the three of them go learn the traditional Japanese "omotenashi" from the learned Kimura sensei (50). Since they can only provide service that make the guests feel at home, when they learn about the Japanese culture from the fundamental.