Why register?

make an anime and manga list, and more! all free!

Theme

Ojii-san no Lamp

Ojii-san no Lamp main image
Avg
4.12 out of 5 from 455 votes
Rank #513
recommendations

Synopsis:

One day while playing hide-and-seek with his friends, Toichi finds an old oil lamp in the attic. Seeing how entranced his grandson is with the object, the boy's grandfather decides to regale him with a story from fifty years ago. Minosuke is a young orphan who picks up any odd jobs he can in order to scrape a living. After taking on another errand, Minosuke becomes enamored with the various lamps decorating the night-time streets in town. Determined to illuminate his village with this new technology, the strong-willed boy begins selling the items to his fellow villagers and soon becomes a successful merchant. However, the advent of electricity soon spells doom for the humble lamp seller's trade...

my list:

not rated
add recs
Name Role
Minoko TAKASU Character Design
Teiichi TAKIGUCHI Director
Takefumi HAKETA Music
Koji TAKEUCHI Producer

+add characters

Main Characters

Minosuke image Minosuke

tags:


heart unheart
No voice actors found.

Secondary Characters

Setsu image Setsu heart unheart

Minor Characters

Chief image Chief heart unheart
No voice actors found.
Toichi image Toichi

tags:


heart unheart
No voice actors found.

Community Reviews

You must be a registered user to add reviews. Login or sign up today!

No community reviews found.

List Title Username Entries Date
Family Anime daiching 67 Mar 14, 2014
Hyunnie's Watched List yenlin 1715 May 12, 2013
Oooh, Shiny! snivets 60 Apr 24, 2013
sirpalesalot removed the Ojii-san no Lamp anime from their anime list
oursolemnsoul wants to watch Ojii-san no Lamp
Blitzgrutel rated the Ojii-san no Lamp anime 3.5/5 stars
Blitzgrutel watched Ojii-san no Lamp at 1 of 1 episodes
jojovonjo wants to watch Ojii-san no Lamp

Recommendations if you like Ojii-san no Lamp

0 filtered - clear filters

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress
  • Movie (1 ep x 90 min)
  • 2001

What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty and sadness of love, the pain and regret and joy of the Japanese people and their film, through this film: Millennium Actress.

tags:

my list:

not rated
I agree...
1 person agrees
snivets

In both Ojii-san no Lamp and Millennium Actress, an older person reflects on their life and the past through storytelling. Threads of Japanese history and the development of the country are woven into the individuals' narratives. Furthermore, in both, valuable questions are raised about the significance of life and love in light of the changes that take place in the world around us, often beyond our control.

Shouwa Monogatari TV

Shouwa Monogatari TV

my list:

not rated
I agree...
1 person agrees
snivets

What I found fascinating about each of these shows is that they really allowed me to step back in time in Japan. Both celebrate a treasured past, and show how advancing technology affected the livelihoods of everyday people.