Origami, le film Japanese culture and the power of imagination come together in this animation made by French students.
via CreativeRoots “Students Joanne Smithies, Eric De Melo Bueno, Michael Moreno, Hugo Bailly Desmarchelier, Camille Turon were inspired by Japanese culture and the art of Origami whilst studying at the ESMA school. The team created a short Origami animation which tells a story about a boy who didn’t see the importants of Origami. via fubiz”
Bento mania This week I came across a few tweets and blogs about the Bento Box. What an amazing phenomenon that is! I posted this BBC report before and really feel I missed out in my childhood. Something a Dutch couple must have thought too. They decided that their children should get well designed lunch boxes just like the Japanese. So they started Bento Donderdag. No more dull, dry sandwiches for these kids on Thursdays. The lucky bastards! By posting their creations on Facebook the initiators hope to inspire other parents. I’m sure they will. I don’t have kids but if I had I’d probably use the ‘no-time-excuse’ and say I’d rather enjoy watching all the effort others are putting into it. Besides pictures of the real thing, I just love these GIF animations! I found these on Tumblr via gaynamja, amigo155 and loitumamusume. It’s hard to find out their original creators. If you know, I’d love to know too. If you’re tempted to give Bento making a shot, check out these video tutorials by Minicuteclub on YouTube. Or take a look at these pics selected by NSMBL.NL. And ofcourse Tumblr is a fine source too.
“Cuisine Jap is an animation created by Beckoury Amine. The story is about an young Japanese chef who hated his elder chef. Whilst the old chef prepared the meals the young one tries to do everything in his power to ruin the customers food. Instead of ruining it he came up with what is now known as Maki, Yakitori, and Sushi. The customer turned out to be a well known food critic who loved the new creations and the restaurant got famous.”
Super Baozi vs Sushi Man An animation by Sun Haipeng. A Chinese cultural cartoonist, as he is called on this Creators Project page. His animations have been receiving tremendous response in China for a couple of years now and now he conquered the rest of the world. In this video Sun Haipeng has a dim sum bun fighting a Ikura gunkan maki.