"In This Corner Of The World" ending explained

I will introduce 4 representative Seichi of "In This Corner Of The World" next time. I have to explain The meaning of ending this time. Seichi of "In This Corner Of The World" is in the Kansai area. The meaning of ending will introduce the interpretation that is becoming common among Japanese fans. Of course I also saw "in this corner of the world". I will also introduce my commentary for that. "In This Corner Of The World" is a story about when Japan was in wartime. This is a very sensitive anime movie. But it is not good for people to argue because of this anime. Especially Suzu 's way of life and personality of the main character is very beautiful and pure. watching at this anime movie Japanese fans say "Restoration of Japanese anime since Ghibli". Moreover, this anime movie expresses the strength and kindness of a person very beautifully. I think this is the beauty that is common in every country.  "Fireflies' grave" is too sad But please do not worry if you watch this anime movie from now on. This anime movie is not a sad anime movie. This anime movie gives you energy.

In This Corner Of The World ending explained 

(C)こうの史代・双葉社/「この世界の片隅に」製作委員会

At the end of the end roll of "In This Corner Of The World", the right hand appears at the corner of the screen. The main character Suzu lost his right hand by the bomb. So this scene is mysterious. This right hand became a hot topic even among Japanese fans. I was a little scared when I saw this. In this film "Suzu's right hand" plays a very important role. Suzu was alive by killing his feelings and feelings. She was not good at expressing herself. That's why she was expressing herself by painting with her right hand. But Harumi died of a bomb. Suzu also lost her right arm. So she lost the means of expressing herself. So Suzu had to be able to express self-expressions other than painting. Moreover, she has been taking care of the Kitamura family until then But she was to be taken care of by the Kitamura family because she lost her right hand. Suzu did not want to bother the Kitamura family. And it is very unusual for women who married in that era to not do housework. To be honest in that time, women were domestic work, man were work to get money male work and men were completely separate male and female roles in Japan. Under these circumstances Suzu finally begins to communicate her feelings and intention to the people around. She quarreled with her husband, which had never been opposed. She made friends with Keiko. She was able to create "her place" in "In This Corner Of The World". I think "the right hand" of the last scene means "a break with the past". In other words, I think that it means "goodbye in the past". Suzu's right hand is a means of her only self expression and I think that it was also a "symbol of the past". Suzu lost his right hand. That is, she lost the only self expression. Harumi has died. However Harumi's mother Keiko and Suzu are alive. They can not stay sad for a long time. They must live positive. I think that such a strong message is in In This Corner Of The World ending. There are other expressions and situations unique to Japan in this movie, so I will explain it as well.

Love comes after marriage

(C)こうの史代・双葉社/「この世界の片隅に」製作委員会

Japanese people 70 years ago often get married before being in love with their partners. "In This Corner Of The World" is also a romance movie of Suzu and Shusaku. Suzu did something like an interview to get a job and was married to the Kitamura family. In this era, such a marriage method was common in Japan. However, most of them were attracted to each other after marriage. (I think that it is impossible in Japan now.)

Signs before they make love

(C)こうの史代・双葉社/「この世界の片隅に」製作委員会

Suzu and Shuusaku had a strange conversation at the beginning of the newlyweds before they sleep together.

Shusaku "Did you bring an umbrella?"
Suzu "I brought a new umbrella."
Shusaku: Can I pass that umbrella?
Suzu "Yes"

This is the signal they make love. The old Japanese people were very shy people. Especially, they were very shy when doing such things. So they had a unique sign. Suzu 's grandmother taught Suzu this signal before Suzu got married to the Kitamura family. It seems that such sign of making love was done in Japanese folklore even in the early 1900 's.

Other signs

Man "Do you have a persimmon tree in your place?"
Woman: "There is."
Man "Is that persimmon tree fruit well?"
Woman: Yes, fruit is good.
Man "May I cut the persimmons of that tree?"
Woman: Yes, please do not miss it.

The old Japanese people used these signs before they slept together, and they confirmed each other 's intention. But to the best of my knowledge, the Japanese do not use such a signal. It is also one of the charms of this anime movie that it is possible to know the common sense and the way of life of such an old Japanese.