This Street Shots installment ties in with our recently completed review of Sony's first consumer-grade 4K Handycam. You might be surprised how well a video camera shoots stills as sort of a side feature.
Have you ever wondered where most Japanese restaurants in Tokyo are purchasing those mouth-watering, but fake, sushi and ramen? Well stop wondering, they were probably purchased in one of the many specialized stores in Kappabashi-Dori!
YouTuber moeru maruyama's work is quite different from most of darwinfish105’s in that, while it is time lapsed, it’s not tilt-shifted, and the music is much more minimal - but it’s just as beautiful and awe-inspiring.
Jigokudani Yaen-Koen, known for its many onsen (hot spring baths), is located in the Yokoyu Valley in Nagano Prefecture. Like the humans that come to bathe, there is a large population of Japanese Macaques (snow monkeys) that also frequent the hot springs.
For this story alone, Gotokuji Temple is a must-see when visiting Tokyo. While smaller than most famous temples around Tokyo, Gotokuji is unique for its design. Its three-storied pagoda and Kyoto-like atmosphere give even more weight to the charming story of the priest’s cat and the nobleman.
Located a just few meters away from the busy Shiodome business area, surrounded by tall buildings, and near the mouth of the Sumida River, this garden is a typical Daimyo garden from the Edo Period. The landscaped garden has many water features including a tidal pond where fresh sea water enters from the nearby river.
Known by many as the Japan’s Champs-Élysées, Omotesando Avenue was in fact originally created in the Taisho Era (1912 – 1926) as the formal pathway to the Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken’s temple, also known as the Meiji Shrine. Today, things are quite different!
Those who’ve browsed around our video collection know that we’ve long been enamored with the work of mysterious Tokyo photographer darwinfish105. This latest effort, one we’re putting in the Tokyo Pastel Diorama Series, once again makes the world’s largest city look quaint and cute in one composition, vast and ominous in another.
With attendance more than twice that of 2013, interest is clearly on the rise and the collaboration seems well placed among the growing and steadily maturing calendar of Tokyo startup pitching events. Pitches were made by teams led by both Japanese and/or foreign residents, non-Japanese multinational teams of students or alumni from the two academic sponsors, and even a completely non-affiliated American developer who joined from Osaka.