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206 Ratings

After the Rain

Ame Agaru | 雨 あがる

Directed by Takashi Koizumi
France, Japan, 1999
Drama, Adventure


Ihei and his wife Tayo, stranded by rains at a country inn, bring a great deal of happiness to the other residents by means of Ihei’s good spirit. He’s a masterless samurai and fencing expert. Ihei comes to the attention of Lord Shigeaki, who hires him as a fencing instructor for his men.

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After the Rain Directed by Takashi Koizumi

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1999 | Winner: Best Film on the Relationship Man-Nature (CinemAvvenire' Award)

São Paulo International Film Festival

1999 | Winner: Mostra Special Award



Awards of the Japanese Academy

2001 | 8 wins including: Best Film

2001 | 5 nominations including: Best Director

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