'Danchi': The extraordinary everywoman

Film / Reviews Jun 1, 2016

'Danchi': The extraordinary everywoman

by Mark Schilling

"Danchi" doesn't translate easily into English. "Apartment complex" or "housing estate" are only rough equivalents for the thousands of public-housing units thrown up in the postwar boom years to cope with Tokyo's exploding population. Equipped with running water, flush toilets and other amenities, with ...