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Kimonos and national treasures

Since May 7, the upcoming drama When Night Falls has been filming in Japan; lead actress Kim Sun Ah wears a kimono (above) while filming on location in the city of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture. (I suppose the more literal title translation is “Every Time Night Falls.”)

The actress attended junior and senior high school in Japan, and regaled the crew with a playful geisha impersonation on set. In the drama, she plays a spinster who works with cultural treasures. He’s an art professor with an interest in said treasures. Love ensues in a “cheerful,” “lively” and “sweet” romantic comedy.

According to the production team, the most difficult aspect about filming in Japan has been a result of Kanazawa being a history-rich location with a number of national landmarks and treasures. Thus the crew was kept under strict filming restrictions for fear of damage to property and cultural artifacts. Smoking was restricted, littering was forbidden, and to preserve the ground, people were even kept from moving in large numbers.

Kim Sun Ah stars opposite Lee Dong Gun (who was apparently visited daily by Japanese ajumma fans — some even reduced to tears), who continued on with filming despite the recent murder of his younger brother in Australia in March. The drama also stars Lee Soo Kyung (Golden Age of Daughters in Law, Soulmate) and premieres June 16 on MBC after Yi San (finally!) wraps.

Via My Daily

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kim sun ah is always good in romantic comedies. this should be a good one.
lee dong gun on the other hand... is more suited for melodramas.

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Yay! Thanks javabeans.
I'm always happy everytime you feature Kim Suna.
I'm dying to see this drama. ^^

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Nice call on Sakanaction. They're like a cross between the Police and Roller Coaster.

What made LDG popular in Japan? Was it Lovers in Paris? His music career?

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omo. this sounds exactly the kind of story that would interest me.
Hooray for Kim Sun Ah. It looks to be another cute drama.
Not sure about LDG though. He was just ok for me in Lovers in Paris.
Nice touch with choice of Sakanaction (one more for my cd).

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Yippie...new music to check out:)

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very, very excited about this drama....i hope u're going to recap this for us SamSooni fans..! thanks for the post javabeans...!

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Man, those Japanese ahjummas are so lucky!

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I`m so excited with this drama and I can`t wait to see it. Suna...Fighting!

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belleza, I believe it was a combo of his roles in Lovers in Paris and Stained Glass and his singing career.

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i looove lee dong gun... seeing him w/KSA in japan should be cute & romantic :)

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MISS KIM SUN AH , u looks lovely in kimono!
congrats ... u n Lee dong gunn together in role of When Night Falls!

best of luck!
SUCCESS U BOTH!
tk cr

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