Forest This Flower Bloom

Year: 2015
Country: Japan
Director: Tomoyasu Murata
Genre: Animation
Runtime: 11 min.

A horse puppet wanders into a silver world and pauses before an ethereal flower. Murata reimagines Bunraku puppets in a moonscape created with the latest computer animation techniques. Created in response to the Fukushima meltdowns, this work strives to express mujō (無常), which is often translated as impermanence in English. Dreams likewise don’t last. Don’t we all have that experience of waking up from the most wild experience we can’t remember 10 minutes later?