Yonebayashi’s colours are enchanting and vibrant, but it was a dark scene in the night that gave me shivers, and that was meeting a tanuki in the woods, while running away. Was it a tanuki? I’m not sure, I hope it was. A tanuki survived from Pom Poko.
As much as we love nesting comfortably, there’s nothing like meeting a fellow creature, similar and yet completely different, one that can tell us what we are.