(Almost) all of Japanese culture in 6 minutes

This short film has just about everything about Japanese culture in one cute story: “yuru-kyara” mascots, seemingly fragile yet quite strong old ladies, very funny inefficiences within an efficient society, conformity, earthquakes, elevator girls, technology, traditional bento shops, modern shopping malls, very helpful people (or at least they’re trying to be) working together to overcome difficulties.

The title is Gokurōsama, which is hard to translate but means something like “good job!” and it’s the graduation project from a group of students at a French computer graphics animation school.

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“Empathy is a choice.”

A short, animated video explaining the difference between empathy and sympathy:

 

Taking a couple of days off. I’ll start posting again later in the week.

“Well Being”

I’m sure this includes at least one metaphor about what’s going on in the world today. But anyway, it’s an enjoyable, suspenseful short film with a bit of a surprise at the end. And the title is perfect.