These are four stop motion animated shorts directed by Tadamari Okamoto for his Echo Incorporated studio, English subtitled by me. I'll try to subtitle more more of his films when I have time.
"The single person who did probably more than any other Japanese independent to prove that anything is possible in animation is Tadanari Okamoto. From one film to the next throughout his 25-year career as an independent animator, spanning from 1965 to the year of his death in 1990, he continuously experimented with a huge range of methods and styles for creating films. His tenet was 'never the same thing twice'. He never allowed himself to repeat the same method twice in a row, always adding some new little touch to an old method or completely changing direction and adopting a medium that he had never attempted to animate before."
The rest of this article can be found here: http://www.pelleas.net/aniTOP/index.php/tadanari\_okamoto\_the\_heart\_of\_animation
Iriliane at at [Blue Fixer Subs](http://bluefixer.blogspot.com/) just posted Okamoto's final film, an interesting cel animation with a bizarre horror vibe to it. You can download this from [here](http://bluefixer.blogspot.com/2012/02/restaurant-of-many-orders.html).