Archive of films Breaking of Branches is Forbidden / Hanaori

Japan
1968, 14 min

Section: Tribute to Kihachiro Kawamoto, The Great Unknown Giant of Japanese Animation
Year: 2005

A samurai and his servant decide to have a picnic feast in a monastery garden guarded by a young monk. He refuses to let them in, but when he smells their sake his determination is put to the test.... Made in 1968, Kawamoto’s first puppet film is a moral tale about a punished disciple.


Synopsis

The head monk orders a young acolyte to guard a beautiful cherry tree in the monastery garden while he goes out. But the older man underestimates his colleague’s fondness for sake. As it so happens, a samurai warrior and his servant decide to have a picnic feast in the same garden under the blossoming tree. The acolyte refuses to let them in, but when he smells their sake, his determination is put to the test.... Made in 1968, director Kawamoto’s first puppet film is a moral tale about a disciple who was justly punished for a momentary lapse.

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About the film

Color, 16 mm

Section: Tribute to Kihachiro Kawamoto, The Great Unknown Giant of Japanese Animation
   
Director: Kihachiro Kawamoto
Screenplay: Kihachiro Kawamoto
Dir. of Photography: Ken Yoshioka
Music: Akihiro Komori
Editor: Fusako Shuzui
Producer: Fukuma
Production: Sakura Motion Picture Co.,Ltd.
Cast: Tetsuko Kuroyanagi (hlas/voice)
Contact: 100MeterFilms

Guests

Kihachiro Kawamoto

Film Director

Shohei Shiozaki

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