Sakadachi-kun / Five Filosophical Fables
nishikataeiga at gmail.com
Sat Aug 8 04:13:56 EDT 2009
A question has been puzzling me for sometime and I wonder if anyone of you
KineJapaners might be able to help.
The art animator Tomoyasu Murata <http://tomoyasu.net/> has a series of
comical shorts featuring Sakadachi-kun (aka Handstand Boy) who runs about
upsidedown on his hands. If I recall correctly, one of Donald Richie's Five
Filosophical Fables (1967) also featured a man walking around Ginza or
thereabouts on his hands. Does anyone know if there are any other stories
out there featuring walking on the hands? I have a feeling that it has just
been done by Murata for comic effect, but I was curious if there might be a
greater significance / storytelling tradition that I should be aware of.
All the best,
Catherine Munroe Hotes
D-35452 Heuchelheim OT Kinzenbach
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