This video made for the “Itsumo-Arigato-Project (Thank-You-Always Project)” starts with a tricky question. Men are traditionally called the stronger sex, so when the whole family is together you can expect them to be carrying around the heaviest load, but what about all those times when women are left on their own?
A survey on the streets of Tokyo revealed that on a regular weekday women carried around loads that weighed on average twice as heavy as the loads carried by men – the fact that they were all equally surprised to realize. The weight women carry, however, is not just literal: it's the weight of responsibilities and duties that's much heavier than men realize.
This short movie was made to highlight the issue. It shows a young family where the husband spends days at work while the wife looks after their baby son. When the man is offered to peek on an average day in his wife's life he is stumped by how much physical work she has to do. The way he reacts to this eye-opening experience is very touching...