A young Malaysian girl who suffered under the occupation by Japan in World War II seeks out a Japanese garden designer after the war. He refuses to design the garden himself , but makes her an apprentice to learn how she can design the garden. This involves hard manual labor – but she agrees. (This gardener is quite something- very attractive ) but not warm and cuddly. But of course there is an attraction. She is also in search of the grave of her sister. It’s a compelling love story told very simply and carefully. Definitely time well spent.