The time retrieved

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The time retrieved

Mako Takahama


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The Time retrieved

synopsis

Sophie at the age of sixty-seven who lives in Nancy in memories of forty-five years ago with a Japanese, named Kyosuke Tateyama. At the time, Tateyama was ceramist delegated by the city of Kanazawa, Japan, in preparation for the cooperation of the sister city of Nancy, Sophie was receptionist of the Museum of the School of Nancy. They fell in love at that time. Tateyama who visited three years later in Nancy was informed that Sophie had left her job and had married.

Forty-five years later, Françoise, Sophie’s little girl, came by chance to study the short term in Kanazawa with her friend Michelle. During three weeks of training, two students will grow by touching the charm of Kanazawa and its traditional crafts. When the course approached at the end, Françoise heard of the famous ceramist named Ritsuzan. She visited the ceramic art workshop of Mount Utatsu with the couple of the host family to determine the possibility that could Ritsuzan. This is Tateyama himself who left Nancy, the dish of Kutani left to his grandmother Sophie, forty-five years ago. Tateyama could not forbear a strong instinctive embrace to Francoise knowing that she is the granddaughter of Sophie.

Sophie heard the news of Tateyama of her little girl returned to Nancy after completing the course. She had raised Cecilia, who was Tateyama’s daughter as a child of her husband Christian, but she was aware of a little misunderstanding for the first time.

Tateyama who remained unmarried headed for Nancy to see Sophie again, impatiently. He found Sophie, saw Cécile for the first time face to face and could pray to the portrait of Christian, his adoptive parent.

Tateyama, happy to contact the happy family of Sophie, returned to Kanazawa where Hana, niece of his late wife, whom he allowed as the only disciple, was waiting.


The main characters

Kyosuke Tateyama …… ..ceramist named Ritsuzan

Yuko ……. ……. ……. ……. Kyosuke’s sister

Taé ……. ……. ……. ……. Sister of the deceased wife of Kyosuke

Hana ……. ……. ……. ……. Daughter of Taé

Sophie ……. ……. ……. ……. Old lover of Kyosuke

Cécile ……. ……. ……. ……. Daughter of Sophie

Françoise ……. ……. ……. ……. Granddaughter of Sophie

Christian ……. ……. ……. …… .mari died of Cécile

Michelle ……. ……. ……. ……. Girlfriend of Francoise

Mr Matsumoto ……. ……. ……. ……. Spouse of the host family

Mrs. Matsumoto ……. ……. ……. ……. Wife of the host family

The Japanese teacher

The French interpreter

Pottery Craftsmen

The chef of the French restaurant


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