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The house of small cube

Picture book “Tsumiki no Ie” - “The House of Small Cubes” 
made by Kunio Kato & Kenya Hirata,
and translated by Arthur Binard after won several prizes of animated film.
The most important being the Grand prize for short films (the Annecy Cristal)
at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in 2008,
and the 2008 Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
It’s very soft and nostalgic pictures, a story of refined sentiment, 
and good English translation.Now on sale in hibino! 
 “As his town is flooded by water,  
an old man is forced to add additional levels onto his home 
 with bricks (cubes) in order to stay dry.  
But when he accidentally drops his favorite smoking pipe  
into the lower levels of his home,  
his search for the pipe  
eventually makes him relive scenes from his eventful life.