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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012

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La Maison en Petits Cubes" ("The House of Small Cubes"), known in Japan as "Tsumiki no Ie" (2008). © ROBOT


"World of Kato Kunio"


Animator Kunio Kato won the 2009 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film with "La Maison en Petits Cubes" ("The House of Small Cubes"), a heartwarming tale of an aged widower who, living in a house flooded by rising sea levels, finds himself reliving past experiences as he scuba dives through his home. This show presents sketches and storyboards from "La Maison en Petits Cubes" alongside those of other Kato works; from Feb. 10-March 25.

Hachioji Yume Museum of Art; (042) 621-6777; 2F View Tower Hachioji, 8-1 Youkamachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo; Hachioji Station, JR lines. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. ¥500. Closed Mon. www.yumebi.com.

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