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Sat, Feb 23, 2019 3:00pm –
Sat, Feb 23, 2019 5:00pm –
Sat, Feb 23, 2019 7:00pm –

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Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York  New York  10017
United States
Japan Society

Tomoyasu Murata: Stop Motion Master

One of Japan's most prolific independent animation artists, Tomoyasu Murata (b. 1974, Tokyo) has created breathtaking, boundary-breaking stop motion animated films over the last two decades. Initially inspired by the expressive power of traditional Japanese bunraku puppet theater, Murata's films—at once tender, whimsical and mysterious—deal with themes of memory, absence and mujo (the Buddhist concept of impermanence) through the cinematic manipulation of his meticulously handcrafted puppets and fantastical miniature sets. The eight short films in this program range from the artist's award-winning student work to recent projects that respond to the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Photo Credit: TMC