Welcome back Asian Crushies and Crush’he’s (Crush’they’s to our gender non-conformists), it’s Friday and we’ve got a fresh new short prepared for your eyeball pleasure.
This week, we’re looking at an excerpt from our very own TEN NIGHTS OF DREAMS. The trippy anthology recruited some of Japan’s most creative directors to breath life into Natsume Sōseki’s classic short story collection of the same name. First published in 1908, the stories recounted ten dreams Sōseki had, set across nearly a thousand years of Japanese history.
In THE CHOSEN ONE – the sixth night of dreams – a man hears that the master Kamakura era sculptor Unkei is carving a Niō statue and runs to see the artist in action. Though a few questions come up at first – for example, why is this long dead artist here? – all concern falls by the wayside when Unkei reveals his unbelievable technique.
We don’t want to give too much away, but if you’ve ever wanted to see a man funk wood into art, check out the whole short below. And don’t worry, none of that is innuendo.
TEN NIGHTS OF DREAMS is available to stream completely for free right here!