The Rolling rice ball: a Japanese fairytale

Japan, 1965

Film
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In charming animation, the film tells the story of the Japanese woodcutter who drops his luncheon rice balls in a mouse hole, then follows them down. The delightful mice show their appreciation by presenting him with costly presents to take home to his wife. A greedy hunter learns of the mice’s treasure and seeks it for himself. However, he frightens the mice, gets the treasure and learns the folly of greed.

Credits

production company

Gakken Company

Language

English

Duration

00:10:45:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

28031

Subject categories

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Japan

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 0-6

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - Japan

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Avarice

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Moral education

Literature → Fairy tales - Japan

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Fairy tales - Japan

Short films

Short films → Short films - Japan

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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