Classic works are distinguished by the fact that explore aspects of human life that are a little dependent on the place and time of action. This series,posed on the novels and stories of the four Japanese writers of the first half of the XX century - is no exception. In each story arch through the various images of the author and the readers of eastern and western culture (viewers) are looking for answers to age-old questions of existence. What is the meaning of life,what makes us human? Can we with impunity despise the laws and customs of society? What is sin and what are the limits of retribution? What is the true nature and the power of friendship? True art is long, and if you do not provide ready-made advice, it helps to look for their own way. And all the work, filmed in this mini-series, no doubt,It belongs to the true art!