Japan Tag Archive

Animation, Asides, Music

imai: Fly (Feat. 79, Kaho Nakamura)

Baku Hashimoto takes various types of Japanese mochi on a morphing stop-motion adventure in this hunger inducing music video for imai track 'Fly'.

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Animation

A Young Boy Navigates a Surprising Identity Crisis in Jon Frickey’s Charming Animated Short ‘Cat Days’

DN talks to Jon Frickey about cultural appropriation, language barriers & wrestling with complicated storyboards for his charming animation 'Cat Days'.

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Animation, Asides

Gabrielle: An animated film for CHANEL

Cara Delevingne stars as a skateboarding, bag loving, Parisian in Shishi Yamazaki's gorgeous animated film for CHANEL’s Gabrielle bag campaign.

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Live Action

Director Mackenzie Sheppard Looks to Personify Technology with Morality Tale ‘Donny the Drone’

Mackenzie Sheppard joins us to discuss being taken hostage at gun point & the other challenges of shooting a short with a drone as the central character.

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Art & Fashion, Music

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

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

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Music

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

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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Art & Fashion

Wheelchair Dance

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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Live Action

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

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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Animation, Asides

Abita

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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Animation, Asides, Music

Julien Mier: Super Tropic Tramp

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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Animation, Art & Fashion

Koukou

“Koukou is a visual work based on an abstract animation synchronized with a song comprising the unique syllabic sounds of the Japanese language, without

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Animation

Hug

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

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