Title: Tsumiki no Ie
English: La Maison en Petits Cubes
Synonyms: The House of Small Cubes
Aired: Jun 10, 2008
Duration: 12 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
In a flooded town where the waters are ever-rising, an old man must constantly build new floors onto his home in order to keep dry. But when his favorite smoking pipe falls into the watery abyss beneath him, he dives into the depths of not only his house, but memories of years past. Tsumiki no Ie is a short film about the everlasting effect of time on one's life—how it can swallow the past entirely, and how one must learn to continue moving forward despite what has already happened. [Written by MAL Rewrite]