Only Yesterday

I’m going on a trip with Me

Only Yesterday (1991)


It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. At the station she is met by young farmer Toshio, and the encounters with him begin to reconnect her to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self.

Director: Isao Takahata

Release Date: 1991-07-20
Status: Released
Run time: 118 min / 1:58
Production Companies : Studio Ghibli, Studio Fuga
Production Country: Japan



Miki Imai
Taeko Okajima (voice)
Toshirō Yanagiba
Toshio (voice)
Yōko Honna
Taeko (as 5th grade student) (voice)
Mayumi Iizuka
Tsuneko Tani, Taeko's stuck-up friend (voice)
Masahiro Itou
Father (voice)
Chie Kitagawa
Taeko's Grandmother (voice)
Yoshimasa Kondô
Additional Voices (voice)
Yuuki Masuda
Hirota (voice)
Yuki Minowa
Yaeko (voice)
Michie Terada
Mother (voice)
Yorie Yamashita
Nanako (voice)
Ichirō Nagai
Torahige (voice)
Issey Takahashi
Additional Voices (voice)


Directing Isao Takahata Director
Writing Isao Takahata Writer
Production Hayao Miyazaki Executive Producer
Sound Katsu Hoshi Original Music Composer
Editing Takeshi Seyama Editor
Production Yasuyoshi Tokuma Producer
Visual Effects Shin'ya Ôhira Animation
Writing Yoshiyuki Momose Storyboard
Art Kazuo Oga Art Direction
Production Nozomu Takahashi Production Manager
Sound Suzanne Goldish ADR & Dubbing
Visual Effects Masaaki Endou Animation
Visual Effects Katsuya Kondô Animation Director
Visual Effects Yoshiharu Sato Animation Director
Visual Effects Yoshifumi Kondou Animation Director
Camera Hisao Shirai Director of Photography

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