柴山健次 / 愛知県常滑市 / 7分 / 2020
Kenji Shibayama / Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture / 7min / 2020
One day, a young woman depressed about her job watched an anime movie recommended by her friend called “A Whisker Away.” She wanted to be strong like the main character Muge, and found herself going to the setting of the anime in Aichi Prefecture to a city called Tokoname. She felt a familiarity in the world of the “naki neko” and was somehow soothed by the city.
It became a journey of self-discovery. Tokoname became the city that was the catalyst to draw out a stronger self, much like Muge.