あした - Ashita (Tomorrow) (1995)
People from all walks of life (a high-school student, a middle-aged businessman, a yakuza chief, etc.) all receive mysterious messages from loved ones who were killed 3 months earlier in a shipwreck. They are instructed to go to a small island in the Inland Sea that evening. At the stroke of midnight, the lost ship emerges from the sea and they are given a brief time to say their final words to their lost loved ones, before the deceased must once again board the ship and it sinks back into the depths. This was partly filmed in Mukaishima Island and the small bus stop at which they meet in the film still sits in the same place, although looking a bit worse for wear. Directed by Obayashi Nobuhiko, who was born in Onomichi.