In the lobby of the theater.
When the woman at the register asks which movie I am here to see, I pause and begin to say,
"Eat, Pray...", until I realize I ought to say it the way it appears on the poster....
Tabete, Inotte, Ai o shite
I got my ticket.
Took a few photos in the lobby, of a mustached man. Decided this would be my Corner View post.
I don't know who the mustached man is yet; haven't read anything about the movie, though a year ago (or was it 2 or 3?) I bought the book at JFK Airport and read it on the plane back to Japan from NY.
The story interests me---of a woman who questions her life and goes around the world to meditate, taste new foods, and deepen her connection to love.
So far there is only one other person in the theater. I rarely go to see movies in Japan. Both because of the 1800 yen ticket price (around $20 for general admission) and because I never seem to have that chunk of time in between all the other things.
The theater is a meditation in itself. The hum of the mechanical equipment, the blank screen, and the crinkling of a bag of something that the woman some rows behind is ...
some one coughs.
What about the mysterious incredible mustache?
Ooh, there's the bell. The movie will begin...while the curtain is being opened, you can find other mysteries of the mustacheーーー starting with the great chef and beautiful host for this week's Corner View, CateSubliminal PS, nothing to do with the mustache; one split second scene in the movie, Eat Pray Love, Julia Roberts unrolls a yoga mat in her (hotel?) room, it's a plain blue mat. You hardly even notice the scene occured, it was that momentary...It would have been a great moment to have a blue Tomare Yoga mat unroll in it's place! Just something to note if you see it. I won't give away any more details...but if you read the book or saw the movie, let me know if it makes you want to buy a plane ticket (or a yoga mat)!