When Sho became aphasia due to a stroke to his brain and partially amnesiac, his younger brother, Ken decides to support him in his best possible way. However, Ken has more reason why he has to do so...
Set in an American coastal town, Alice Featherston is having a hard time asking her crush, Dave, to be her high school prom date. That changes, however, when she meets a traveling circus clown, Sam. The two strike up a unique rapport.
Alice discovers that Sam is mute and can only communicate through writing poetry. He also possesses the unique ability to create illustrations that come to life. With his help and guidance, Alice gains the courage to speak to Dave at school. Even when things don’t go quite according to plan, Sam helps navigate Alice through her disappointments.
A coming-of-age story about a young girl finding her confidence, made only possible by the friendship with a magical, mystical but kind-hearted stranger.
One day, a strange thing comes to her, who is suffering from being sexless with her boyfriend.
I want to live freely like a stray cat. I want to sleep like a cat. But my human bed is made up of sturdy buildings. When I'm full of cats, I sleep there. If possible, Bill should be as soft as their tails.
Kamehachi, a jobless carver of Buddhist statues, earns his living by making lifelike gures for freak shows. During the autumn fair, a member of a local well-to-do family visits the performance and requests Kamehachi to make a doll of his fatally ill daughter Tsubaki to copy her mortal beauty as is.
In the middle of the night… Sarah wakes up as she wants to go to the bathroom.
As she leaves her room, she finds herself alone in the dark hallway, and it is really creepy.
Even the toys she left out look totally different from how they looked during the day.
Sarah finally pulls herself together and starts to move forward, with her animal doll friend named Steven, who’s got a shiny nose to show her way, but – she trips!
When she picks herself up off the ground, she finds herself in a creepy forest with a tall toilet tower in the distance…
It must be an imaginary world born from her fear.
Can she make it to the bathroom with help from Steven??
This is an adventure story familiar to all of us, to overcome your fear of the dark when nature calls!
Ryori (Cuisine in Japanese) is a Stop Motion Animated Film that depicts an Ojizo San Statue (guardian of the wayside) coming from within the forest to have a Shojin Ryori meal. Shojin Ryori is the traditional dining style of Buddhist Monks in Japan, the cuisine is made without meat, fish or other animal products. The film animates the process of cooking with elements of change in nature. So as to highlight the interconnectedness between cuisine and the environment. The components of a Shojin Ryori meal are based on the idea of balance. The rule of five is created between five colors and flavors in a meal; green, yellow, red, black and white as well as sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. This balance in color and flavor is believed to provide nutritional balance while also bringing the body into balance with the seasons.
This film was taken in solitude on mountain roads which had been inherited secretly from a distant past by mountain worship in Japan.
The images are presented along with haikus from 400 years ago, Edo period in Japan-, which were written along almost precisely the same mountain path as in the film.