Could his day get any worse? Igarashi (Susumu Terajima) is left without aim or purpose when the factory that he works in is shut down, leaving him without a job. Despite scouring the want ads, Igarashi is unable to find another job and wonders aimlessly through the city. When he stops at the banks of a river to ponder his predicament, a series of strange events leads to Igarashi being sent to jail. But will prison be the most unlikely place that gives new meaning and purpose to Igarashi’s life? “The Blessing Bell” is a 2002 Japanese film directed by Hiroyuki Tanaka.