Thank you Focus Features for providing this gift!
Happy Mother’s Day! I received this beautiful surprise in the mail inspired by the upcoming film Kubo and the Two Strings: An amazing, one of a kind origami bouquet handcrafted by Taro’s Origami Studio, along with supplies to try my hand at origami myself. This bouquet contains over 500 folds and took over 3 hours to make – wow!!!!
Origami is also featured heavily in Kubo and the Two Strings, as Kubo (Art Parkinson) uses magic to create origami objects to help him on a special quest. The film was created by LAIKA, the same studio that brought us such wonderful films as The Boxtrolls, so I’m incredibly excited to see the movie on August 19th!
Kubo and the Two Strings is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed animation studio LAIKA. Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.
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Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!