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Kyoto, Tokyo, Nara… Japan: Highlights Of Our Film (Part 1)

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(The ones who already read the first part of our blog post, can skip the description below and enjoy the latest still frames we picked.)

Because films are pictures in motion...

We wish to present some of the best moments, to the people who haven't got a chance to watch our film yet. For those who have, they would appreciate these unique instants, selected by AmnesiArt.

A first stay in Japan allowed us to discover its rich culture, its fascinating architecture and respectful people. After this deep experience, we built this project and finally made it possible thanks to a two weeks shooting between Kyoto, the cultural capital, and Tokyo, the symbol of modernity.

Through our vision, we wanted to share the special atmosphere offered by this country. We had in mind to recreate emotions we experienced, by capturing these genuine moments.

AmnesiArt comments these still frames from its film: “Japan: A Journey Between Tradition And Modernity”.



Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, “Maman” Giant Spider Sculpture, Tokyo – Japan

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, "Maman" Giant Spider Sculpture, Tokyo - Japan

After a long scouting, we found the ideal spot beneath this intimidating sculpture, to fully bring out the Mori Tower dimension. Japanese Woman Drinking “Sacred Water” from Otowa-no-taki Waterfall, Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto – Japan

Japanese Woman Drinking "Sacred Water" from Otowa-no-taki Waterfall, Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto - Japan

We had to bring together the necessary conditions, to capture this scene full of symbols. Tokyo Tower Observation Deck at Night, Tokyo – Japan

Tokyo Tower Observation Deck at Night, Tokyo - Japan

We managed to get these images of the Tokyo Tower, after walking the capital's streets most of the night, searching for the perfect angle. Hanging Hina Dolls, outside Chirimen Craft Museum, Ginkaku-ji Gift Shop in Kyoto – Japan

Hanging Hina Dolls, outside Chirimen Craft Museum, Ginkaku-ji Gift Shop in Kyoto - Japan

The choice of framing has been thought out, to properly reveal the Kawai spirit represented by these miniature dolls. Japanese School Girl Fondles a Sika Deer in Nara – Japan

Japanese School Girl Fondles a Sika Deer in Nara - Japan

We chose a tight shot for this scene, to enhance the affective relationship between this little girl and the deer. Rapeseed Blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens, Tokyo – Japan

Rapeseed Blossoms in Hamarikyu Gardens, Tokyo - Japan

The wind blowing on this flowers field, allowed us to offer a moment of poetry and escape. Shinkansen Bullet Train at Himeji Railway Station, Himeji – Japan

Shinkansen Bullet Train at Himeji Railway Station, Himeji - Japan

We decided to put the camera on the ground to reinforce the arrival of the impressive Shinkansen train. Ginshadan “Sea of Silver Sand” at Ginkaku-ji Temple, Silver Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan

Ginshadan "Sea of Silver Sand" at Ginkaku-ji Temple, Silver Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan

After climbing numerous sets of stairs, we reached Ginkaku-ji’s highest point to focus on the meticulous work made on the “Sea of Silver Sand”. Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) Walking by Night on Hanami-koji Street in Gion, Kyoto – Japan

Maiko (Apprentice Geisha) Walking by Night on Hanami-koji Street in Gion, Kyoto - Japan

Knowing the furtive behaviour of Geishas, we had no margin for error regarding this shot! Cherry Blossoms, Toji Temple in Kyoto – Japan

Cherry Blossoms, Toji Temple in Kyoto - Japan

The choice of using a wide shot, perfectly shows the flowered environment in which the To-ji temple stands.



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  • Justine Victoria Sobocan

    The maiko you took some video of on Hanamikoji is named Ichiwaka. She ended up becoming a fully fledged geiko but left the profession in May 2013.