” kawauso” means Japanese river otter.
One day, a girl meets a Japanese river otter. They try to communicate, but it doesn't go very well. This is because the Japanese river otter is already extinct, and it is not possible to actually interact with the girl. They existed in separate spaces.
By depicting the Japanese river otter, which is said to have gone extinct in 2012, this short film presents an opportunity to reconsider what the modern society has sacrificed.
"What is a rich life, and what can we do for the future symbolized by this girl?"
The clear eyes of the silent Japanese river otter ask.
Director : Akihito Izuhara
Script : Ikuko Mizokami & Akihito Izuhara
Sound : Tetsuro Nishi
TitleMusic : Soragoro Uwanosuke
Soragoro : Vocal, Ukulele, Drums
Yusuke Minami : Contrabass
Koji Ataka : Guitar
Agatha : Chorus
Kosuke Nakamura : Rec&Mix&Mastering
Object Drawing : Aiko Okamura, Kaho Kasuga, Keisuke Mada, Makiko Ito,
Marina Akegawa, Sabi Hodumi, Katsuhiko Watanabe
Year : 2023
Duration : 15min 22sec
Japan Premiere Award "Sapporo Short Fest 2023"
© Akihito Izuhara,Ikuko Mizokami