is a Japanese cel-shaded anime short film written and directed by Shuhei Morita.
The film entails a game of , a version of hide and seek played by children, wearing fox masks, near the ruins of an abandoned old city. The children who play this disappear, believed to be spirited away by demons. Kakurenbo follows Hikora, a boy who joins the game with hopes of finding his missing sister, Sorincha. The storyline is built on the idea that Tokyo is losing its natural aesthetic, which includes child's games such as hide and seek in order for industrial progress to ensue i.e. lighting the city of Tokyo costing innocence of childhood games.
“Kakurenbo” (かくれんぼ Hide and Seek) is the title of the debut song and single by Japanese singer Sayuri Ishikawa. The song is written by Michio Yamagami ( 山上路夫) as lyricist, Kosho Inomata ( 猪俣公章) as composer and Mitsuru Kotani as arranger. The single was released on March 25, 1973 by Nippon Columbia. On the cover, Ishikawa is credited with the title “Columbia Princess" , the title used by Nippon Columbia to promote the artist in her debut year. The sleeve has 3:26 as time of the song.