Looking for a Home (film)

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Looking for a Home
Directed byHayao Miyazaki
Produced byHayao Miyazaki
Written byHayao Miyazaki
StarringAkiko Yano
CinematographyAtsushi Okui
Release date
January 2006 Limited release in Ghibli Museum only
Running time
12 minutes

Looking for a Home (やどさがし, Yadosagashi) (also known as House-hunting) was written, directed and produced by Hayao Miyazaki for Studio Ghibli.[1] The short film originally released on January 3, 2006, and is shown only in the Saturn Theater at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan. The short is 12 minutes long.


Fuki sets out with a big rucksack in high spirits on a journey to look for a new house. Along her way, Fuki encounters and befriends numerous manifestations of the natural world, from fish to insects to a kami who resembled Totoro. All the sound effects in this film were done by human voice. This short film contains little to no spoken Japanese, and the story is conveyed almost entirely through art and sound effects. Sound is also depicted on screen as animated writing. The original story and screenplay were written by Hayao Miyazaki.


  1. ^ "Yadosagashi". www.bcdb.com, June 10, 2012

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