Theme Song of Departures (Okuribito)

Theme Song of Departures (Okuribito)

Theme Song of Departures (Okuribito)

Today, I would like to share with you the theme song from the movie Departures (Okuribito) by Yojiro Takita. It won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2009 Oscars. This is probably the best movie I have watched this year. It touches on one of the taboo subjects in Japan and yet the director had sensitively and beautifully brought out the subject. The theme song by Joe Hisaishi is simply enchanting and powerfully moving.

Photo from Official site of Departures

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25 thoughts on “Theme Song of Departures (Okuribito)

    1. Symphony of Love Post author

      @ Lady Fi, Maria, this is indeed a moving and emotional piece.

      @ Ebie, very soothing and sensual indeed. This is a great movie. 🙂

      @ Lisa, glad that you like it.

      Have a wonderful week ahead to all of you. 🙂

  1. KA

    Could someone PLEASE tell me what is the name of the western classical piece that the orchestra plays right after the title card, following which he is fired?

  2. rAH

    I love this. I heard it and it instantly grabbed at my heart. Im a devoted Cello player. And i want this peice.. only problem is that i cant find the sheet music for it. Ive looked everywhere..

  3. Ng

    what a wonderful music song. and very touching movies story. I really love this story line about how people’s treasure they’re love one.