Atama Yama – Koji Yamamura | 2D
A miserly man eats the pits of some cherries he can’t stand throwing out. A tree starts growing from the top of his head. He cuts it off; it grows back. After a while, he gives up and lets it grow. Atama Yama is a 2002 animation short film by the japanese director Koji Yamamura.
This film is based on a rakugo (落語, a traditional Japanese verbal performance) story and is narrated by Kunimoto Takeharu (国本武春), a quite creative Japanese shamisen player and rokyoku (浪曲, a genre of traditional Japanese narrative singing, it’s generally accompanied by a shamisen) singer of the time.