Marie’s Sugar Plum

Marie’s Sugar Plum 2013

Marie has lost the precious memories of her mother and her magic spell. One day she meets a mysterious nutcracker in her dream and strays off into an extraordinary world.

Maze King

Maze King 2013

We cannot stay here any longer. We must leave tomorrow morning. A clown convinces and hurries the residents of an amusement park, a girl, a gay, a soldier, a dog, to be in time for the merry-go-round.

Wild Wild Ham

Wild Wild Ham 2013

How to spend a ten-minute break at club activities. Let us take off [our] shoes and socks, and enjoy the fresh breeze between our toes. We are all flesh after all.

2PM at the Glass House

2PM at the Glass House 2013

A story of two boys told through a dragonfly specimen. Is the story told from the boy’s side? Or is this a dragonfly’s dream?

Watakushiritori

Watakushiritori 2013

One day is presented by shiritori, a word game of last and first. A chain of images in one line evolves the story of this game.

USALULLABY

USALULLABY 2013

Increasing in number, small rabbits take care of a great dolphin. Can the dolphin get to sleep by rabbits’ gentle caress? May many people have a good sleep and sweet dreams tonight even in the world with whining sounds and wriggle of yin and yang.

From a Stone

From a Stone 2013

Four years ago while out for a walk in Ome, I picked up an intriguing stone of 30cm across. Then I wanted to pursue its image until its ultimate end.

Daily Lives at Daisy Lodge

Daily Lives at Daisy Lodge 2013

The story of Bear, Acorn, Prawn Fritter, and Reading Glasses, or Specs, who live in a flat called Daisy Lodge from summer to a winter morning. And it continues to someday when we look back today.

Ream

Ream 2013

The theme is ‘one continues to live, leaving his trace.’ It is an abstract animation in which movement is done by repetition of pencil drawings and erasure on a piece of paper.

Happy fluffy time

Happy fluffy time 2013

A girl plays alone in the twilight park. Unexpectedly there appears a strange cotton candy man who makes magical cotton candies, which transform themselves into various animals and give the girl a happy fluffy moment.

Self Image

Self Image 2013

A man walks. His form wobbles precariously. The world is hard to tell subjective or objective. His body is cut in pieces. Only the power of image can make these unite.

My Dear Flesh

My Dear Flesh 2013

A spring night, I walked past a ‘god’. I wonder if it was a cat or a man. Or was it a wind I felt in a slumber? They were certainly there, celebrating the cycle of lives in small ways.

Kicking Rocks

Kicking Rocks 2013

All of a sudden, a boy starts to play hopscotch. Kicking stone[s] is. . . simply play, but it doesn’t work as simply as it seems. He struggles by the rule he made himself.

My Frame

My Frame 2013

Suffering from her delusion, K tries to depict her disorder in her paintings. In her dream, she finds a frame, which makes her believe that drawing is her destiny.

I’m Nothing

I’m Nothing 2013

I get up in the morning, prepare myself, wait for a bus, then the train, go to school, and return home. Days go by even while I wonder about, cry, or sleep.

Do As the Fish Tells You

Do As the Fish Tells You 2013

I want to leave home,” a pet fish told a boy one day. The boy reluctantly takes the fish out to the sea to ‘keep his promise,’ as it says. Their recollections on the way became slightly discrepant.

Tiny Tot Adventures

Tiny Tot Adventures 2013

Mom and Dad imagine their little baby in Mom’s tummy, which is just like a universe filled with amniotic fluid and the baby is having an adventure there.