Wood Job is a 2014 Japanese comedy film written and directed by Shinobu Yaguchi and based on the novel Kamusari naa Nichijo (Shen Qu NaanaaRi Chang ) written by Shion Miura. The film features Shota Sometani, Masami Nagasawa and Hideaki Ito. The film’s main theme song is “Happiest Fool”, sung by Maia Hirasawa. The film debuted on the 10th of May, 2014 and had its North American premiere at LA Eigafest 2014.
The plot revolves around Yuki Hirano (played by Shota Sometani) and his character, after failing his university entrance exams and being left by his partner and deciding to enroll in the forestry program after the basis of a gorgeous female model (Nagasawa) in a marketing brochure. The course is challenging and, despite his desire to leave, he stays. Many others from the program leave. While initially skeptical, the group accepts the newcomer as a member of their own.
However, he quickly discovers that his work is much more challenging than he imagined, as he works under the hard-working superior who is played by Hideaki Ito. Yuki develops respect for the forest, and the culture of the town, opening his eyes to life outside of the big city. He stalks the woman who is in the pamphlet, whose beauty inspired him to make the move. The film ends with the Onbashira Festival which involves riding huge logs down the hill.