©2012 Aya Tsugehata / Tokyo University of the Arts

16th Animation Division Jury Selections

The Sakuramoto broom workshop

Animated short film



A puppet animation produced through a succession of single-frame shots, this work focuses on an elderly couple in a Japanese village who make brooms for a living. They have worked side-by-side for many years, but the wife is beginning to show signs of illness, and the husband notices that this is causing problems in their work.