This Japanese folktale tells the story of Ojiisan, Tada and a huge wave. One day, Ojiisan, standing on a hill overlooking his village, sees a huge wave racing toward the village, so he sets fire to the village rice fields. Tada didn’t know what to think. Did his grandfather go mad? Enraged, the villagers race up the hill to save the rice. Suddenly, the old man points to the sea and cries, “Look.” As a huge wave engulfs their village, the people realize that Ojiisan burned the rice to save their lives. A Stephen Bosustow production.
9 Minutes • Color