immagine gff 2022




Category: Edition 2022

Konigiri-kun is an energetic rice ball boy, with a triangular body and a sesame salt head. When his friend, Mini Tomato, invites him to his birthday party, Konigiri-kun discovers that his friend’s home is the highest point of a high-rise apartment!

Original Title Konigiri-Kun Parasol
Category Official Competition
Section Elements +3
Tipology Animation, Short Film
Duration 5'
Production Year 2021
Nationality Japan
Directed by Mari Miyazawa
Screenplay Mari Miyazawa
Animation Mari Miyazawa
Produced by Izumi Nakazawa

Headshot 6ab8f9f3b9 headshotMari Miyazawa

Graduated from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Tokyo University in 2014, she is a boxed lunch artist & an animated film director. With her boxed lunch she has made people happy since 2003. In 2012 she began to make animation with her original characters coming from boxed lunches. KONIGIRI-KUN, her animated film in which a rice ball acts as hero, was broadcasted on Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) for the first time in 2014.
Her animated films received many awards at film festivals, such as the Grand Prix of animation for preschool children at Ottawa International Animation Festival in 2018. She has also written numerous books, such as boxed lunch recipe books, picture books, and so on.

Festival contact
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