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Dreams Into Drawing


Animated short film [Japan]

A film that combines the main character in A Carp in My Dream from UEDA Akinari’s Tales of Moonlight and Rain with the mid-Edo period painter KUWAGATA Keisai. Keisei falls asleep painting a carp, and in his dream becomes a calmly swimming carp who later gets caught. In visuals using Keisai’s sample sketch book Chojuryakugashiki as a motif, he is shown transforming into the carp and other creatures in his dream. [10 min. 10 sec.]




Born in 1964. Graduated from Tokyo Zokei University. Animation creator and picture-book author. Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts.

( 2017 )

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