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Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of the Week
1) Directly behind Tokyo Tower there's a beautiful temple that should be your second stop; 2) The JVC LS-300 shoots amazing - we really mean that - amazing 4K video; 3) Game trailers for small-scale mobile games are surprisingly well made; 4) Even on dreary days, Tokyo is a beautiful city; and 5) Beautiful flowers with a Mt. Fuji Background!
TokyoStreetView: Yamanashi Fuji Shibazakura Festival (4K VIDEO)
Each year for one month, mid-April to mid-May, people across Japan and from all over the world come by the thousands to enjoy a beautiful parterre of Shibazakura flowers (~800,000) with, of course, Mt. Fuji in the background. It's amazingly beautiful, and shooting it in 4K is...one of the reasons we need 4K!
Beautifully Cloudy Summer Days in Tokyo (4K VIDEO)
It can't be all sunshine and kittens and happiness everyday here in the big, big city, but that certainly doesn't mean that beauty is hard to find on dreary days. darwinfish105's latest illustrates this perfectly with some wide-perspective, time-lapsed, Ultra-HD 4K eye candy.
Commuter Gamer #6: Passing the Time on Tokyo Trains (REVIEW)
Read on as you learn the ever vital skills of cutting through hordes of monstrosities, dodging traffic, evading shambling zombies and generally figuring out complex puzzles. Getting out of the train station at rush hour will be a breeze after playing this month’s mobile game picks.

TokyoStreetView - September 06, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Zojo-Ji Temple Part II (4K VIDEO)
Part of the Tokyo Tower-adjacent Zojo-Ji Temple, this cemetery, or garden, is unique in manParty ways since, unlike usual cemeteries, you will not find any graves, but hundreds of small stone statues that parents can choose and decorate with small clothing and toys for their unborn child or children.
SCENE IN TOKYO: Robotic Helper Climbs Stairs in Shinjuku Station (Weekend Flashback)
While Japanese train stations have evolved considerably over the years, e.g., markedly fewer smoking areas and newspaper stands and a lot more ramps and elevators, there remain innumerable platforms and station services closed off to wheeled vehicles or those unable to negotiate stairs...

DAIMAOU - G.G-B - September 01, 2015

REVIEW: JVC GY-LS300 4K Ultra-HD Camcorder
4K video is here to stay, and JVC is testing the water and trying to figure the best approach by experimenting with pro-oriented products like the LS300. On paper, this is one of the most promising cameras ever designed for anyone looking to get their start filming professional-level videos. So, what's it like to use?

TokyoStreetView - August 31, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Zojo-Ji Temple Part I (4K VIDEO)
What stands out the most at the 425-year-old Zojo-Ji Temple grounds is the striking contrast between old and new Japan. While the surrounding neighborhood is dominated by modem buildings and Tokyo Tower, Zojo-Ji feels like it’s in a time bubble where everything moves at a much slower pace.
TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Seaside Upper Observatory (4K VIDEO)
Tokyo Seaside Upper Observatory, located on top of WTCB or Tokyo World Trade Center, is the place where all those Tokyo photographers get all those amazing shots of the city. Enjoy gorgeous scenic views of Odaiba, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Skytree, and Shiodome in a relatively relaxing and casual setting.
REVIEW: Sony α7S Flashback (microCAST • GALLERY • VIDEO)
My short time with the α7S was a beautiful and blissful affair - but would I, with my investment in M4/3 lenses, take a Sony α7S over a GH4? Well, you can smell grass, feel the asphalt, and hear the bustling city streets; the clarity of the images stirs your imagination and activates your senses...

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