Sun Circle: Films from Japan 思い出の日々 (All Ages Short Film Program)

Saturday, February 29 – 3:30pm

All ages

These eight animated films, filled with Japanese traditional colors, tell stories of summer days filled with noisy cicada songs, lucky charms, bento boxes and twins. Curated by CFFS intern Marina Amagai.

50 min.


Short Films in this Program:

Summer of the ice age


(Kiyomi Aoyagi, Japan, animation, 2019, 2:05 min, nonverbal)

A boy’s memory of cream soda in summer.

Pickle Plum Parade


(Eri Sasaki, Japan, animation, 2019, 3:44 min, nonverbal) West Coast premiere!

A little girl sets out to discover her town and finds a wonderland in pink and yellow hues.

Konigiri-Kun Butterfly


(Mari Miyazawa, Japan, animation, 2019, 5 min, nonverbal) West Coast premiere!

Delicious and cute-looking Mr. Konigiri and his bento-box friends chase butterflies.



(Ayako Kishi, Japan, animation, 2019, 5:22 min, nonverbal) Seattle premiere!

A boy finds a way to bring his dreams of food, friends and flight to life.

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(Talin Tanielian, USA, animation, 2019, 6:29 min, Japanese with English subtitles)

Mango is a red panda who is different from the others. Follow his journey to find inner peace!



(Koudai Sato, Japan, animation, 2019, 24:22 min, Japanese with English subtitles)

Engimon are Japanese lucky charms who always watching over Yamato and Himi. One day, Himi gets lost after chasing cats. Can Engimon help find Yamato’s little sister?

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Good Night


(Makiko Nanke, Japan, animation, 2019, 6:22 min, nonverbal with a few English subtitles) Seattle premiere!

Quarrelsome twins find adventure in their dreams!

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