Hometown Stories s2016e14
Titre original : One Big Happy Family
Elderly people in need of care lost their homes in the 2011 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and tsunami. At a care facility called Sumi-chan's Home, they're part of a new family, which includes staff members who have suffered similar losses. Located in Higashi-Matsushima, a city in Miyagi Prefecture, the home's slogan is: "Relax and have fun together!" Each resident is respected as an individual within the facility's domestic atmosphere.
Although the home was badly damaged in the tsunami 5 years ago, it quickly reopened, accepting elderly residents who had nowhere to go. The disaster has scarred local families and the local landscape, but the people of Sumi-chan's Home are forging new relationships while also protecting older ones. Discover the everyday moments of this found family.