MENTAI PIRIRI ~ PANSY FLOWER ~ 映画 めんたいぴりり パンジーの花



Five Fukuoka-based broadcasting stations collaborate on making the family story filled with Fukuoka companies’ backup and Mentaiko (cod roe).
So much loved story of “Fukunoya”, started to run by Toshiyuki and Chiyoko in Hakata, is coming back to create a movement of Mentaiko overseas. This movie is based on the true story of the very first seller couple of Mentaiko (cod roe) in Japan, the company is called Fukuya, one of many companies in Fukuoka provide strong backup this movie.
The film is directed by upcoming Kan Eguchi, born in Fukuoka, who was awarded three consecutive years (Bronze/Bronze/Gold) at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival from 2007 to 2009, and his action hit The Fable (‘19) won Best Action Film at Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival and Fantasia International Film Festival.


Family story filled with Mentaiko (cod roe), laughter and tears!
“Fukunoya" is a grocery store located in a corner of Nakasu, downtown Fukuoka. The owner, Toshiyuki, his wife, Chiyoko, and their employees are busy working the day.
Then, a takoyaki (octopus dumpling) stall appears in front of the store. Against everyone’s expectation, Toshiyuki and Chiyoko welcome the stall owner, Tsuru, with a smile because they believe that there is no evil person who loves my Mentaiko.
Everyone's kindness and compassion intersect in "Fukunoya," a place overflowing with love. How to figure out the trouble of Tsuru, what is Matsuo and Tsuru's secret, what will happen to their employees’ love, and what will Toshiyuki do for Chieko's birthday?
The destination of Fukunoya family’s thoughts and feelings are crossing.

Hakata Hanamaru (博多華丸)
Yasuko Tomita (富田靖子)
Kan Eguchi (江口カン)
Kenji Higashi (東憲司), Kan Eguchi (江口カン)
Japan release
June 2, 2023 (Kyushu area)
June 9, 2023 (Nationwide)
99 min.
Technical Specs
Color / 1:2.35 / 5.1ch