[Movie] Little Forest: Winter & Spring (2015)


  • Movie: Little Forest: Winter & Spring (literal title)
  • Romaji: Ritoru Foresuto Fuyu Hen ・ Haru Hen
  • Japanese: リトル・フォレスト 冬編・春編
  • Director: Junichi Mori
  • Writer: Daisuke Igarashi (manga), Junichi Mori
  • Producer: Keiichiro Moriya, Satoko Ishida
  • Cinematographer: Yukihiro Onodera
  • Release Date: February 14, 2015
  • Runtime: 120 min.
  • Genre: Drama / Food
  • Distributor: Shochiku
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan


Ichiko (Ai Hashimoto) lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients. [edit]


  1. Based on popular manga series "Ritoru Foresuto" written & illustrated by Daisuke Igarashi (published in Monthly Afternoon from December, 2002 – July, 2005).
  2. Filming began July, 2014 for the summer version. Filming takes place over a one year period to include the four seasons. Movie is filmed in Iwate Prefecture.
  3. Related titles:
    1. Little Forest: Summer & Autumn | Ritoru Foresuto Natsu Hen ・ Aki Hen (2014)
    2. Little Forest: Winter & Spring | Ritoru Foresuto Fuyu Hen ・ Haru Hen (2015)


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