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Takahide hori

Born in 1971 in Oita Prefecture.

Graduated from Midorigaoka High School (attached to the Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture) with a major in oil painting. He then moved to Tokyo where he did various part-time jobs while pursuing the dream of becoming an artist.

At age 29 he was able to sustain himself on commercial artwork contracts (such as store design, model-making, mural painting). He designed and executed a dining bar that he managed for a year and a half. 

Hori has won a number of small awards for painting, and has experience making marionettes, dolls, netsuke, accessories, and more.

At age 38 he began his independent stop-motion animation project "Junk Head 1."

At age 41 he completed "Junk Head 1." From conception to completion, it took about four years. 

On November 16th, 2013 the film had a one-day independent screening at Shibuya Uplink. The event was a huge success with a packed house.

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