At the end of every year the Japanese people choose a kanji character that represents the sentiment of their society during the year that is coming to an end. The most voted character this year has been 金 (kin, きん) which means “gold”. It has been chosen because 2012 has been an olympic year, the [...]
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The Xmas video of Touchy Camera was just released. Touchy is a project by Eric, Tomohiko and Asia that experiments with the social reaction to “being physically touched”. Touchy can’t see (because of his helmet) unless somebody touches him creating a closed electrical circuit. The idea is difficult to explain so it’s better that you [...]
It’s already the time to choose the best photos taken during the year. This time I’ve put them together in a video with music of Ryuichi Sakamoto. I have also included photos from my trips outside Japan. The video is quite long (12 minutes) and there’s maybe too many photos but I still like the [...]
Carlos Canals sends me these two 8 minutes videos that walk you around many different places in Japan. I really like the diversity of the places shown.
“Malefic Time: Soum” is a new manga by Kenny Ruiz based on the universe created by Luis Royo and Romulo Royo and published by Norma Editorial at the beginning of last month. For the release of the manga a video was filmed in digital format that puts together scenarios from the manga drawn by Luis [...]
@lapastillaroja sent me this promotional video for Sony’s EXTRA BASS headphones. The video features 47 girls coming from Japan’s 47 prefectures dancing in front of the camera with the headphones on. The first dance starts at second 27 with Honoka Irodori, the girl from Kyoto: Here you have the details of the promotion and the [...]
This weekend took place the Maker Faire Tokyo, a fair where one of the biggest attractions has been the Kuratas, a kind of mecha-like robots developed by Suidobashi Heavy Industry. Only one of the prototypes was shown on the fair which could be used by visitors. On their website you can even buy one (a [...]