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Story of Flowers

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Azuma Makoto

Tokyo-based botanical video artist (yes, that is a thing) Azuma Makoto gathered an outstanding team to create two gorgeous animated short films, Story of Flowers and Story of Flowers 2. The films illustrate the life cycle of flowers and the various ways they are used. The first film explores flowers’ relationship with nature, and the second explores flowers’ relationships with humans.

“Many different flowers are growing beautifully and strongly in this world. Taking their roots in the earth, sprouting, blooming, pollination by birds and insects, living on in spite of rain, wind and storms. They pass on the baton of life, rebirth and decay.

“Everything is so in a continuous, endless cycle… Katie’s delicate and lively illustration spreads to fill the screen and everybody, both kids and adults, can enjoy this 4-minute animation.”

– Azuma Makoto

The wordless animations are universally appealing, since they don’t rely upon language to communicate. I think that’s incredibly smart (and inclusive!).

You can follow the team behind the lovely films here:

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Story of Flowers

  1. I am weeping, overcome with the beauty of these two works. The gardener and the artist in me can’t thank you enough for today’s gift.

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  2. Me too. The art work is very well thought out and it is just delightful to watch.

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  3. The animation is beautiful and the impact of watching them is so soothing. These made my brain more zen than yoga ever does.

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  4. One more time, I need to book mark this site/page so I can come back and watch it over and over. I need a mood changer, this is it. Beauty. Hal

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  5. These are lovely! Also, as an aside: my son was transplanted on Tuesday and is doing well. It’s a long road ahead but at least we are finally on the way 😉

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