Flying High, Longlist - Animation


ShiShi Yamazaki

Hot Zipang inc.

This is about how JP people excite about cherry blossom bloom in Spring. Cherry blossoms in Japanese are known as sakura and it would not be an exaggeration to say they are a national obsession.Different varieties of cherry blossoms bloom at different times, but most hit their peak in Tokyo at the end of March to the beginning of April. During this season, the atmosphere changes. Just like spring brings the promise of new life and new beginnings, the soft scent of blossom brings a vibrancy and optimism to the streets. The blossoms become a topic of everyday conversation and it is common to see people transfixed in the street, photographing a tree in bloom from many different angles.

Visual artist known for her original style of creating Rotoscope animation using Watercolor painting style, with a pallet of pale pinkish colors known as "ShiShi-Pink". Her works have been used in promotions for CHANEL, PRADA, Shiseido and have gained recognition internationally for her artwork. Her original animation, YA-NE-SEN a Go Go, and YAMASUKI, YAMAZAKI has also screened at numerous festivals. In 2018, ShiShi has been officially selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list – Class of 2018.