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also known as Hako

The Box2003

  • 4.1
A withering craftsman caters to the requests of iron ore. He breathes life into them as he listens to their wishes. His most prominent creation, a traveling box, wanders the landscape, following railroad tracks, collecting the memories of people. In this harsh world, life is dwindling and the craftsman designs machines to assist life, even that of a tree. The craftsman is more than a creator as he helps maintain the machines. As his life dwindles, so do the lives of these machines.

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Enigmatic and spare, this must be grasped intuitively.

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Enigmatic and spare, this must be grasped intuitively.

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The box begins with a sliver of light, and then a square of light. The rest of it takes off in imagination. This existential black cube of kami spirit brims with potential. There is redemption and life in this modern age.

Has that 1960's Japanese vibe I love. Innocence, a traveling black box and the wise elder...sold.