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Shinjuku Station One Minute

Shinjuku Station, in central Tokyo, is said to be the busiest train station in the world. In 2007, the station was used by an average of 3.64 million passengers per day. The station has more ...

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Shibuya Sunday Morning

In Tokyo, the last train’s around midnight. Taxi costs are extortionate. But clubs and bars stay open until 5 AM (or later), when the train service resumes. On weekend mornings, there’s a rush hour in ...

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Drift Speaking (Jet Echo Video)

Video for Jet Echo’s “Drift Speaking.” I’d had footage of them playing different venues in Seoul, and they went on a tour of Japan, China, and Korea. That inspired me to dig up some of ...

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Hazakura in Slow Motion

Yesterday, despite warnings to go outside because of the rain mixed with yellow wind of China, I walked up the small mountain behind my apartment. It disappointed me to realize that all up the mountain ...

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Water and lines

I filmed several minutes of water textures and surfaces in the Hiroshima Peace Garden. It’s been a few years, and I can no longer recall the exact significance of the water works. I love these ...

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Genbaku Dome

Here is the Genbaku Dome at night. It was over this building that the atom bomb detonated in Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, killing over 70,000 people instantly. While the surrounding area was completely devastated, ...

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Let Lafcadio Hearn Be The Judge

This electronic sign was filmed in front of the Shimane prefectural office. The basic message is: “Takeshima Island belongs to Japan.” The island is known as Dokdo in Korea. Koreans insist the islands belong to ...

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