A motion movie inspired by the Japanese legend of Yuki-onna, created by Bullpen Studio, tell us about an evening walk through the woods yields a chilly discovery for a curious young peasant.
Yuki-onna – snow woman – is a spirit or yōkai in Japanese folklore. Her character is often depicted in Japanese literature, films, or animation. Yuki-onna appears on snowy nights as a tall, beautiful woman with long black hair and blue lips. Her inhumanly pale or even transparent skin makes her blend into the snowy landscape. She often wears a white kimono, but other legends describe her as nude, with only her face and hair standing out against the snow. Despite her inhuman beauty, her eyes can strike terror into mortals. She floats across the snow, leaving no footprints, and she can transform into a cloud of mist or snow if threatened. She is at the same time beautiful and serene, yet ruthless in killing unsuspecting mortals. Until the 18th century, she was almost uniformly portrayed as evil. Today, however, stories often color her as more human, emphasizing her ghost-like nature and ephemeral beauty
Longtime creative partners Elliot Lim and Aaron Kemnitzer have once again joined forces to launch Bullpen, a bi-coastal design and animation studio. They duos background includes shops like Buck, PSYOP, Gentlemen Scholar, Hornet and Not to Scale and they’re already doing work for clients including HP, Amazon and Charles Schwab.
The audio was designed by David Kamp
Images by Bullpen Studio