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Customers relying on a single line advertisement “Search for food with memories”, finally arrive at Kamogawa Shokudo, which has no signboard or fabric curtain. Those who come to this inconspicuous eatery near Higashi Honganji in Kyoto are people of today who have troubles. Work, family, life, love, interpersonal relationships … … Although their troubles are wide-ranging, the eatery’s poster girl Kamogawa Koishi accepts customers’ troubles with sincerity while her father, Nagare uses the instincts and powers of observation honed as a former detective, to identify what meals customers truly desire and demonstrates his culinary skills by recreating them. Customers who eat the “food with memories”, which are the fruits of the efforts of Koishi and Nagare, will leave Kamogawa Shokudo, finding the courage to live and pleasures of life. One day, a young manager Date Hisahiko comes to Kamogawa Shokudo. The hungry Date is served exquisite Kyoto cuisine which he consumes quickly. This style of cooking is the diner’s pride. Date is soon summoned by Koishi and goes to the investigation bureau. He starts to talk about meat and potato stew as he searches among his vague memories. Koishi draws out hints necessary to recreate the dish with questions asked in a matter-of-fact way. Then she starts to research … …
Kutsuna Shiori as Kamogawa Koishi
The head of Kamogawa Investigation Bureau which adjoins Kamogawa Shokudo. She gets all sorts of information out from clients who come in search of “food with memories” and helps her father Nagare’s research. At times, she will also go out for research. She has doubts about her father regarding her late mother who ran away from home.
Iwashita Shima as Kurusu Tae
A teacher of etiquette and a regular customer of Kamogawa Shokudo. She always shows up in a kimono and gives the diner a lively atmosphere. Because she used to be the proprietress of a traditional Japanese restaurant, she is more fussy about how food tastes than other people. She understands Kamogawa Nagare well and at the same time, she is also Koishi’s confidant.
Hagiwara Kenichi as Kamogawa Nagare
Kamogawa Koishi’s father. He honed his skills at a top traditional Japanese restaurant in his youth, but became a detective after that. He searches for “food with memories” by making use of his experience of that time. Although his clients provide few clues, he makes effort to recreate meals with all his heart. He seldom talks to Koishi about his late wife Kikuko.
Yoshizawa Hisashi as Fukumura Hiroshi
A sushi chef nearby and a regular customer of Kamogawa Shokudo. He has hidden feelings for Kamogawa Koishi, but her response is not very clear. His elderly father holds open the sushi shop in his hometown of Kanazawa and eagerly looks forward to his return.
Zaizen Naomi as Kamogawa Kikuko
Kamogawa Nagare’s ex-wife. She patiently supported him during his days as a detective and brought up Koishi. She died of illness several years ago and now watches over Koishi’s growth from the household altar.
Ikehata Shunsaku (Ashio Kara Kita Onna, Saka no Ue no Kumo Series)
Kamogawa Shokudo by Kashiwai Hisashi
#1: Mother’s Niku Jaga
#2: Ex-Husband’s Tonkatsu
#3: Napolitan I Ate with Grandfather
#4: Wife’s Nabeyaki Udon
#5: Grandpa’s Hamburg Steak
#6: First Love’s Beef Stew
#7: Father’s Laver Box Lunch
#8: Friday’s Fried Rice
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