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A samurai seeks to demonstrate his martial prowess, only to come up against an unlikely foe: an unusually stubborn straw mat.

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The Team

  • Jeremiah Boon

    BFA in Digital Art and Animation

Animation Stills

  • Title card reading "Japan's Strongest" in English and Japanese in white against a black background.
  • A traditionally decorated samurai training area in a paper-walled room lined with tatami mats and displayed swords.
  • A samurai in a blue tunic and sword drawn stares stares intently at a rolled-up straw mat.
  • A samurai in a blue tunic kneels in defeat, his sword broken, as a single rolled-up straw mat remains standing before him.