Year: 2015
Country: Japan
Director: Yoshimi Itazu
Genre: Animation
Runtime: 29 min.

“The earth shook. The sea roared. And then… There is a small house solitary standing by the seaside. A young girl has been living there alone since that fateful day. Mail is no longer delivered, but even this morning, she’s hanging out the laundry as usual. She’s unaware that all around her, the clothes pegs are quarreling, the pillow argues with the umbrella about the outside world, and the new toothbrush is unsuccessfully trying to charm the grumpy older ones. Do objects exist to be used until they are consumed or broken? Are they afraid of being thrown away once their life cycle is complete? A delicate story of hope in a cruel and gentle world after an unnamed disaster.

Awards & Festivals:

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival - Platinum Remi Award
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival - Best Animated Short
IndieFEST International Film Festival - Achievement Award
Accolade International Competition - Best Animated Film