Japan Tag Archive

TAKCOM Blends Western Street Culture and Japanese Tradition Into a Suburban Nightmare in ‘Pessim’

Art & Fashion, Music

29th May, 2017

Visual artist TAKCOM explains how he blended western street culture and Japanese tradition for his unsettling journey into suburban dread.

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Exploring the Possibilities of 360° Filmmaking in Mackenzie Sheppard’s Pony Pony Run Run Music Video

Music

20th March, 2017

Japan-based Director Mackenzie Sheppard joins us to discuss camera choices and the challenges of 360° filmmaking for his Pony Pony Run Run music video.

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Wheelchair Dance

Art & Fashion

5th December, 2016

Inspired by the wheelchair and contemporary dance, Yasuhiro Tamura's kinetic short challenges the notion that endeavour inevitably leads to reward.

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Beats, Breasts & Bloodshed – Sion Sono Brings Japanese Rap Battle to the UK Streets with ‘Tokyo Tribe’

Live Action

8th May, 2015

Completely over-the-top and beautifully choreographed, 'Tokyo Tribe' is the feature-length rap-musical we’ve all been waiting for.

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Abita

Animation

3rd January, 2014

Shoko Hara and Paul Brenner’s graduate thesis animation Abita, poignantly tells the story of Fukushima children who dream of being able to play in an

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Julien Mier: Super Tropic Tramp

Animation, Music

4th November, 2013

Japanese filmmaker Koji Aramaki animates a glorious medley of shapes and colours in this promo for Julien Mier’s Super Tropic Tramp.

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Koukou

Animation, Art & Fashion

29th March, 2013

“Koukou is a visual work based on an abstract animation synchronized with a song comprising the unique syllabic sounds of the Japanese language,

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Hug

Animation

27th March, 2013

No matter the species, sometimes you just need a Hug as Saki Iyori demonstrates in this gorgeously heart warming animation.

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Yamasuki Yamazaki

Animation

3rd February, 2013

Discovering the work of Japanese filmmaker Shishi Yamazaki was a definite highlight of last year’s film hunting, so six months on it’s great to

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New Tokyo Ondo

Animation, Art & Fashion

13th November, 2012

What the hell is going on in Misaki Uwabo’s graduation film New Tokyo Ondo? No on second thoughts, even if you can explain it (weirdo!) I’d

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Shishi Yamazaki

Animation

11th July, 2012

Japanese filmmaker Shishi Yamazaki combines crayons, watercolours and her own free spirited dance routines to create the sweetest (and far too short)

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On The Table

Animation

29th April, 2012

The latest member to join French animation studio Je Regarde, Japanese animator Masanobu Hiraoka applies his interest in metamorphosis and strange or

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