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Pukkulapottas and Hours in the Forest

This account summarizes what I experienced between spring and summer of that special year when all human and material activities came to a standstill. I had retreated to my highland forest lodging away from the city, and while I was pent up there avoiding human contact, I chanced upon evidence of mysterious creatures in my yard. So I set up a surveillance camera, which to my surprise captured images of miniature humanlike beings about 15 centimeters tall. I named them “pukkulapottas” and followed their activities daily with my camera, but as spring turned to summer and people began moving about again, I lost my ability to see them. This experience has prompted me to ask the question whether all the truths in this world are confined to what our eyes can see.

  • Takeshi Yashiro
  • Takeshi Yashiro
  • Masaaki Oikawa
  • Takeshi Yashiro
    Key Cast
  • Kai Yashiro
    Key Cast
  • Brad Hampton
    Key Cast
  • Yoshimi Kakurai
    Production Assistant
  • Takeshi Yashiro
  • Yoshitaka Maeda
  • Akihiro Morita
    Sound Designer
  • Takeshi Yashiro
  • Takeshi Yashiro
    Puppet Creator
  • Takeshi Yashiro
    Direction of Photography
  • Takeshi Yashiro
    Selection of Music
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    Stop-motion, Fantasy
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    15 minutes 33 seconds
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    August 1, 2021
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Director Biography - Takeshi Yashiro

Takeshi Yashiro joined TAIYO KIKAKU Co., Ltd., a Japanese TV-CM production, after graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1993. He has worked as a director mainly for commercial films and is one of the top "stop motion" animation specialists. He does not only direct but also create the art and sets by himself.
He especially likes creating hand-made, story-telling pieces.

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