Is Love Sustainable? (2022) s01e10 Episode Script

Episode 10

Let's get married.
I'll be your "wife", Kyoka.
Let's be a real family.
Family is harder to break than love.
I'll take good care of you.
Hayate, I
Did I surprise you?
I'm happy you're at least thinking about it.
Just think about it.
Think about it seriously.
I don't want the easy answer.
I hope to get your answer by the time I leave for Malaysia.
What's with the "Yes"?
Just speak like you normally do.
Uh Yeah!
I was so nervous.
I just proposed to you.
Of course, I am still going to make a grand approach, wait for it.
Okay, I'll think about it.
That's great.
Oh, a beautiful full moon!
Good evening.
Good evening.
This is not
a coincidence, right?
You were too late.
Too late.
We're already
Fuwa Hayate
Good morning. I know you couldn't sleep last night because you had a lot on your mind.
This is a wake-up call.
Were Kyoka and Higashimura dating?
Yes. But it seems they've broken up.
But I think Kyoka still has feelings for him.
When you turned me down for companionship
Higashimura was saying
you declined because you thought it'd be better for me if we didn't get married.
And it was out of necessity.
I'm sure that's
I'm not doing much as a father
I think you are a good father.
You took up marriage hunting for your daughter's sake, things were never going to be normal.
I want her to be happy, too.
Uhm is it okay if I visit your home sometime?
I'd like to say hello to Kyoka properly
Mom, you had a great marriage.
I just wish you had told me more about it.
Like what was great about the marriage?
Speaking of which
What about those divorce papers?
Welcome back.
Walking? With Hinata?
Ah, I was talking to mom about something.
- About what?
- I'm not telling you, Dad.
Why not?
It's not something you talk to your father about.
Even fathers have maternal instincts.
Maternal, eh?
I even fed you and changed your diapers.
That was a long time ago.
Oh, that's right.
I was thinking of inviting Hinata over.
She wants to meet you too.
Yeah, sure, but
But what will we do? Our hospitality is a bit rusty.
I don't really expect you to do anything special.
What does Hinata like?
If I had to say
Bones meat on the bone.
Meat on the bone?
Eh, what's that?
Kyoka, since you and Higashimura
Ah, the laundry.
Dad, help yourself.
This time, your handsome childhood friend proposed to you under the full moon!?
Wow, you're so blessed.
Well, if you put it that way, I should be grateful.
You don't have to think so much.
If it were me, I'd have said yes in a second.
Really, it's the best deal ever!
He's fine with you just the way you are, right?
And he seems like such a nice person.
He is a good person.
That's why I don't know if I should reply under those conditions or not
Well Kyoka,
You have time to think about it.
I have no choice but to get married.
What do you mean?
I've decided to get married to Sam.
Ah, is that why you stopped drinking?
I don't want to gloss over it, so I've thought about it a lot.
But I don't know if we'll be able to have kids.
I wanted to have a child.
Well, this is good enough for me.
I have decided that I am blessed.
Ehhh. That's not fair.
Why do you two get all the luck?
It's not unfair. I've mulled over it a lot.
There are these types of marriages,
if you decide to do it, you have my blessing.
Thank you.
Alright! I've decided!
I'll stop cohabitation.
I'll live for my work!
Everyone! Let's have a toast.
To our future
Cheers! Cheers!
But he's a freelancer who wants to be a full-time househusband.
Aah, I wanted to be a full-time housewife.
But that's more like you, Riho.
Greater heights, more happiness.
While these desires are important,
at the same time, always counting the things
you can't have, it's easy to make you dissatisfied.
I understand. I always compare myself to others.
Okay, now put back your hands in front of your chest.
In yoga, we are taught to be satisfied with what you have.
It doesn't mean to give up.
In our current environment,
it means to be content with who you are.
Oh, so are all yoga teachers able do that?
No. I have to keep telling myself that.
I'm just
I'm happy being with my family and friends.
I feel like if I want more for myself, it's going to bite me back.
How did you feel? Your first yoga class?
- Nekota-san!
- It was fun.
I thought yoga was supposed to be really quiet.
I didn't expect that hahaha.
I wanted my class to be relaxing,
so I have a chat while I'm doing it.
That's wonderful!
Dad, what are you doing?
If you're going through all this, I should too.
You'll hurt your back if you do it too fast.
"He who knows he has enough is rich."
"Perseverance is a sign of will power."
"He who stays where he is, endures."
"To die but not to perish is to be eternally present."
I really don't know what you're talking about.
Quotes from Lao Tzu.
What you really want for yourself,
you have to know it clearly.
Even if I think I have enough,
it's hard to know what is enough, isn't it?
What? Why
You too, Seita-san?
Right now,
where are you?
Sawada Kyoka: Right now, where are you?
Sorry to call you all of a sudden.
Ah, it's fine.
Did something happen?
Even if there's nothing
it's not good enough, is it?
I'm sorry.
Uh, no.
Perhaps, this has something to do with Sawada-san?
What? My father
My father's relationship with Hinata is going well.
What about you, then
Oh, I
I was thinking of leaving home.
Actually, Kyoka and I aren't related by blood.
Uhm Sawada-san
I don't think he feels that Kyoka
is not important anymore.
Without love, you can't raise a child.
He really wants for Kyoka to be happy more than anything.
I think he's a loving father.
Please believe in him.
The reason I'm leaving is
not about my father.
Let's go to Malaysia together.
You were too late.
Oh, I see.
Ah, okay.
But if I was your parent, I'd be so proud of you,
for growing up to be such a good girl. I'd be so proud to walk alongside you.
I'd want my precious daughter to choose the happiest path.
- My father has already said.
- I feel the same way.
No matter where you are.
No matter who you're with.
As long as you are smiling,
that's enough for me.
Oh, it's time for me to go pick up Nijiro.
There's one last thing I wanted to tell you.
Today, one of my online yoga students
her name was Nekota-san.
She was wearing a panda print T-shirt.
In Chinese, panda is written as "bear cat", so it's fine.
It's fine, but
Bear cat.
Certainly fits the description of pandas, doesn't it?
Hayate-sensei will be leaving the school at the end of this month.
I'm really going to miss you all, but,
let's have lots of fun together!
Yes! Hey!
What's that!
See you. See you.
Thank you very much.
- Nijiro.
- So you're quitting?
Yeah, I'm sorry.
In the future, I want to be like Hayate-sensei,
a kind teacher.
I wanted to keep talking to you,
I worked really hard on my English.
When I grow up, let's speak English.
Thank you!
- Nijiro!
- Dad!
Hayate-sensei is quitting this month.
Thank you very much.
You're going to Malaysia, right?
You heard?
Good luck, Hayate-sensei.
You too, Nijiro.
Good luck
Thank you.
Malaysian food is not that spicy.
Have you met Higashimura?
yeah, for a bit.
But with Seita
It's not like that anymore.
As for your matter,
I'll think about it separately from Seita.
Oh, Hinata is coming over sometime.
I was wondering what to make for her.
This Bak Kut Teh is good. The meat is on the bone.
You should make it for her.
That doesn't make sense.
I'm pretty much her daughter now, I have to welcome her.
I see.
- Oh, right.
- Hmm?
Today, I wanted you to see this.
It's the image of the yoga studio. What do you think?
Oh, I'm not sure if.
That's okay.
I just want you to get a feel for it.
A yoga studio in such a beautiful hotel.
Somehow feels too amazing for me.
But it's like a dream.
You can do whatever you want, Kyoka.
I'll follow you no matter what.
Hayate, that's really sweet.
- Nijiro, is this me?
- Yes.
The one I drew in arts and crafts, for Father's Day.
Is this me vacuuming? You should draw something cooler,
it looks like Mother's Day instead.
But that's my favorite part about you, Dad.
I like you, just like a mom.
And you vacuum better than Mom. You clean all the nooks and crannies.
And you make better curry than Mom.
Hehe, Nijiro.
On the other hand, Mom's better at teaching.
And she's also better at killing cockroaches.
- And
- I got it, I got it.
Mom's better at that than me in a lot of things.
I don't care either way.
Thank you.
That's a good job.
Can I eat it now?
Yes, you can eat it now.
Finish your dinner first. Okay.
I have to go to Osaka next week to get ready, I'm afraid I'll be busy.
Things will be fine here.
There's something I wanted to tell you before that.
The other day, when Nijiro got a fever
I introduced Kyoka to a client for an important meeting.
She still rushed over in person.
I found out later.
That's why the deal fell through.
Kyoka didn't want me to tell you, but
I had to tell you because it would've bothered me.
So, why don't you talk to her again?
That's why I bought the cake.
It's already too late.
There you go again, you need to be more forceful
It's too late
Dad! Can you clean up for the last time?
Clean up? But it's fine.
No, it's not!
- Oh, no!
- What?
The pictures what do we do?
Mom's pictures.
It might be a little
It's all right, leave it as it is.
If Hinata gets upset about it,
I'll talk to her about it seriously.
I understand.
- She's early! Hurry, hurry!
- She's early!
Let's just dump it here.
Just dump it in your room.
Just don't open it
This way, it's okay, it's okay.
Ah, hello.
Welcome, welcome.
Please, come in.
Sorry for the intrusion.
Come in.
It's a beautiful apartment.
It's an old apartment, my wife renovated it.
She did?
Oh, she has really good taste.
May I take a look?
Yes, please.
She has a bright smile, doesn't she?
That's right.
She's dressed as an AKB member.
Nodo Jiman is a live music program broadcast by NHK with public audience participation, it has been on the air since 1946.
It's from when she won the "Nodo Jiman" competition.
Nice to meet you.
Pardon the intrusion.
Please, this way.
- This way, please.
- Yes.
How is it? It's my first time making it, so I'm not sure.
It's delicious.
Thank goodness.
I asked my father what you liked, but he only said meat on bones.
Actually, I don't particularly like bones in my food.
Oh, really?
Oh, it has to do with your job, doesn't it?
Something like that.
Bones have individuality, too.
Even the same bone is completely different from person to person.
Sawada-san has a particularly beautiful shoulder bone.
- "Extremely" beautiful.
- "Extremely"
in Japanese context, to be boned could mean to lose its core (like removing bone from fish), or to lose one's spirit and becoming soft.
I've been "boned" by you, Hinata.
Oh stop that!
I see I see
The character for "bone" is used in the same way as the character for "human bone," isn't it?
I don't quite understand what you're saying.
I'm sorry. I didn't explain myself well.
You know there's a way to say "you have bones," right?
Bones can also be used to express character.
- It's called "bone character."
- I see
I'm sorry.
- No, no.
- Let's eat. Let's eat.
The sixth edition was published in 2008.
It's the first one I was involved in.
- Oh, you must've been so happy.
- It was the worst edition, hahaha.
- Here you go.
- Oh, thank you.
Thank you very much.
- Please, go ahead.
- Oh, yes.
I came here today to talk to you, Kyoka.
- Me?
- Yes.
Please let me marry your father.
I'll be spending my life together with Sawada-san from now on,
I'd like to be able to walk leisurely with him.
the literal translation is "inadequate, or incompetent"
My father may not be ideal,
please look after him, for all the years to come.
Please look after me.
Please look after me.
I know I will never be as good as your mother.
But with Kyoka,
I hope we can get along well.
Of course.
So, as your father's wife
as his partner
Kyoka, would you be willing to join in this new family?
As your stepmother, or something
I'd be happy to.
Then, I
as your husband's daughter,
please let me join your family.
- Did you get her a taxi?
- Yeah.
Thank you.
Hinata was so happy.
Dad, you couldn't propose on your own again.
But I'm relieved.
Dad and Hinata talked surprisingly well together.
Well, but our ages and backgrounds are so different.
From now on,
I'm sure there will be things we won't understand about each other.
- Yeah.
- We'll just have to use our words.
- You're an expert Japanese linguist after all.
- Hahaha.
If you look up the meaning of "word" in the dictionary
"an event, an idea, a feeling, to communicate events,
thoughts, feelings, and so on."
Yeah, well
When Kyoka was a baby,
"Papa", "Mama", "Hold",
"Delicious", "Like", "No",
"Mr. Elephant, you're big." were all the things you said.
Every time you learned a word,
my heart would tremble.
Yeah, that's right.
Words are meant for conveying feelings to someone.
You tried your utmost to teach me this when you were talking to me.
To have someone to share how you feel
it is truly a blessing.
- Can I ask you something?
- What?
Mom's divorce papers.
What were they?
Yoko gave it to me when we got married.
What? When you got married?
That's how I married your mother.
She said if I ever wanted a divorce
I was always free to go.
For your sake?
I haven't taken it.
I haven't been free since then.
Without Yoko and Kyoka around
I wouldn't be able to live.
I thought I threw it away a long time ago.
Even married couples, no matter how much they talk to each other,
there will be things you just don't understand.
Can I keep this as a memento?
Congratulations on your wedding.
Thank you very much.
Any plans for the wedding?
We're getting older.
We were thinking of a small, intimate ceremony.
My mother lives in a nursing home.
- Remote?
- Remo-kon (Remote marriage)
Ah, yes, a remote marriage. That would make things easier.
I only have one family member
I ONLY have Kyoka.
Ah, for those who are getting married,
we would like to know your experiences,
could you fill out a questionnaire,
What attracted you to your partner?
What made you decide to get married?
Do you have any episodes or memories during your marriage activity?
- What does marriage
- mean to you?
You don't have to think about it too hard.
It's not that it's difficult.
It's just that, to best express my feelingswhat are the words? The words.
Oh, that's your job, isn't it?
What do YOU think, Higashimura-san?
I think
it's difficult isn't it?
"I'm home."
Is is it still too early for that?
Sorry for calling you down when you're busy.
Yeah, it's okay.
I realized I'll be in Malaysia by this time next week.
Oh right, here are some Malaysian sweets.
Thank you.
Mo mo cha cha.
actually pronounced ‘Bubur cha-cha’, it is a coconut milk dessert which commonly contains sweet potatoes and taro. Popular in Malaysia and Singapore, bubur cha-cha is usually served as a dessert. (I love it too!)
Spoon, spoon
There aren't many good ones in Japan. Here you go.
Oh, wow!
- Hayate.
- Hmm?
can't get married.
Does that
mean you don't want to get married?
Or do you mean, "not with me"?
With Hayate.
I see
It's not about you.
Did he ask you to marry him?
I haven't seen him since then.
That's not what I meant.
Then do it for me.
I mean
I won't make you do that.
That feeling
I probably understand it better than anyone.
It's been difficult for us.
When it comes to you, Hayate,
I've always cared deeply about you.
I didn't want to make you sad.
I didn't want to see you cry.
You're like family to me.
And yet
I'm sorry.
Thank you.
I wish I could have heard this when I was a kid.
This is really yummy.
it's so good it's funny
I'll be at Uncle's wedding.
I think I'll sit in the family section.
This tastes even better when mixed together.
Yes, it's good.
Dad, you really look like a groom.
Good luck.
- Kyoka.
- Hmm?
- Until now
- Hey, stop it!
- Until now
- Until now, these 34 years!
Thank you for all your help.
- Congratulations.
- Thank you!
Well then, I'll see you in the hotel lobby next time.
Yes. Thank you.
I don't know if I should say this myself.
But I'm a good guy.
I've never been in a fight with you.
Nijiro said he wants to be like me in the future.
And he also said Kyoka is really kind.
He's always been a good boy.
Even now, he says I'm a good guy.
But I'm not a god after all.
I've leveled down from human to bad guy.
I lied.
No matter what, I didn't want to let go of Kyoka.
My proposal was turned down, by Kyoka.
The family seat.
The groom's daughter.
I think she will be a little sad to be alone.
Thank you very much.
All right.
That's enough.
Thank you very much for coming today.
Thank you very much.
Ma'am, can you hear me?
Yes, ma'am.
Can we begin?
- Yes.
- Excuse me.
And, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for waiting this time.
Here come the bride and groom!
- Why?
- Uhm
There's something I wanted to tell Kyoka.
Will you be a father?
You don't have to be a mother.
Even if there are two fathers
I can be a mom sometimes.
Or we can be neither, we can be a new type of family.
What I'm trying to say is,
it doesn't have to be a normal marriage.
Is that okay?
I believe
that the feelings I have now will last 10, 20, 30 years, forever.
Making a vow in a place like this,
if you think about it calmly, it doesn't make sense.
I don't think it's normal to get married.
I don't know how to say this, but
I don't quite know what you're saying.
I don't know, but I want to understand.
I want to know more about you than anyone else.
If you have something to say,
I'd like to hear it.
Then listen to this.
More than normal,
I love you, Kyoka.
Will you,
marry me?
Excuse me.
Okay, then.
Let's do it properly this time, here come the bride and groom!
Dad, congratulations!
We take our vows of marriage.
We're committing ourselves and to you in a private ceremony.
It will be a de facto marriage.
See Episode 3
We will stay married in a commuter marriage as long as we are both healthy.
We have earned each other's trust through the work we have done.
We have different lifestyles.
we both live in each other's hearts,
without a doubt, the two of us.
Well, to be honest,
I didn't know it was so hard to go through all the formalities
Well, the only thing I'm sure of is
the feelings that the both of us have at this very moment.
When you get to be my age,
it's hard to see the future,
as long as I can live each day feeling the happiness of the present,
that's enough for me.
Ladies and gentlemen,
from now on, please take care of us.
One year later
Marriage (kekkon)
Marriage (kekkon) : when a man and woman love each other,
Marriage (kekkon) : when a man and woman love each other, and want to live together formally
Marriage (kekkon) : Loving each other,
Marriage is
Loving each other
Strangers to each other,
who wish to understand each other.
Growing old together.
Caring for each other, as they change.
And yet, knowing that we cannot always understand each other.
Since ancient times, mankind has repeatedly
gone against the same crazy challenges of love.
This is Butter Chicken Curry.
It's not spicy, so please enjoy it together.
Kyoka! Please take these.
Thank you.
Wait, wait, wait It's coming loose.
- There!
- Thank you.
Pretty bad
So, I had a heartbreak
Nijiro, did Kana break up with you?
Now I understand how you feel.
Oh, I'm sorry.
It's okay.
I'm getting ready to start a school over here.
It'll be fun to be surrounded by kids like Nijiro.
Hey, that's nice.
And you know what, Nijiro,
the only kind of love that is sustainable,
is a love that didn't work out.
Now for the next pose.
Place your front elbow on your thigh.
Move your opposite arm above your head.
Turn your eyes to the sky.
Nijiro, did you pack your bags? You're going to Osaka tomorrow, right?
I've got everything at mom's. I don't need anything.
Homework? I'll do it with Kyoka.
Aah, okay thanks.
In yoga, there is a belief,
that our identity is actually created by others.
You may not know what I'm talking about right now.
I didn't either.
But then I met someone who made me realize
I had to surrender to nature, to the flow of time.
Be kind to others.
And live to be kind to yourself.
When I look back.
I have created a path that is uniquely my own.
Let's end with a deep breath.
Feel your own breath.
As it is,
let's feel this moment.
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