PACHINKO Chapter 5: Sunja Arrives in Japan With Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station as Osaka
Pregnant Sunja arrives in Japan with her new husband Isak Baek after a long sea journey in Chapter 5 of Apple TV+’s Korean saga Pachinko.
In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja (Minha Kim) the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger Koh Hansu (Lee Minho) at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant–and that her lover is married–she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister (Steve Sanghyun Noh) passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son’s powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.
Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station played Osaka, Japan, for Pachinko, which was half-shot in and around the city last year.
Setting up on April 11th, 2021:
Fans gathered at the station hoping to catch a glimpse of Korean superstar Lee Minho, but he was filming in Surrey’s Colebrook Park..
It was Steve Sanghyun Noh as Sunja’s new husband Isak Baek, Han Junwoo as Isak’s brother Joseb Baek and Minha Kim as Sunja on set in downtown Vancouver.
Note: Jin Ha’s Solomon Baek was not on set.
Thank you for all the info yesterday. I got there on time last night after work to see the characters #solomon, #sunja and i think #mosazu shooting a street scene multiple times. It was worth the skytrain ride to vancouver after work😂 #pachinko pic.twitter.com/tHUjaIxi0t— Lola Bansiang (@lola_bansiang) April 11, 2021
Lola Bansiang (@lola_bansiang) image.
Inside Pacific Central Station:
Pachinko filmed in Busan, Korea, before heading to Vancouver in early 2021.
Showrunner: Soo Hugh.
Cast: Lee Minho, Oscar winner Youn Yuh Jung, Minha Kim, Soji Arai, Jin Ha, Inji Jeong, Kaho Minami, Steve Sanghyun Noh, Anna Sawai, Junwoo Han, Eun Chae Jung, Jimmi Simpson and Yu-na Jeon.
Producers. Michael Ellenberg, Min Jin Lee.
Opening title sequence with 3 generations: