1. Japan Journals is a snowboarding web series based out of the fluffy depths of Japan's snow covered wilderness.
    In this episode the crew is reminded just how deep the snow gets in Japan. Nick Hyne takes the crew to stay with his host family in Minakami and then we get waist deep at Nozawa Onsen! Both areas dish up a decent amount of snow and have some classic fluffy Japanese terrain to back it up. Stay posted throughout the season to see what drags the world’s best snowboarders to this incredible part of the world.

    Episode 1 features Nick Hyne, Nick Brown, Roland Morley-Brown and Dane Tiene as they come in contact with some of the world's finest shred locations.

    Song: Missing (instrumental)
    Artist: Hands & Teeth
    Published by Brightmind Music

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  2. LIVE FROM TOKYO - a documentary about underground music

    Live From Tokyo takes the viewer through the back streets in Shinjuku, the intersections in Shibuya, the alleys in Koenji, and all over Tokyo, as it highlights the innovative musicians that create the multi-faceted underground music scene.

    Welcome to a world where ideas and genres are pushed to their ex tremes, with the general sentiment that there is new music waiting to be created.

    The documentary looks at Tokyo’s music culture as a reflection of Japanese society and in relation to international music culture. Tokyo’s reputation for an overwhelming variety of global information, media-saturated urban environment and cutting edge innovation, makes it the perfect sample for addressing a new outlook on music culture. We find ourselves well into the generation of hyper-connec¬tivity and information culture. The music industry is transforming and listeners are accessing and treating music in a new way. Barriers that separated music scenes in the past are becoming less relevant as technology continues to connect artists. A new paradigm of music culture is upon us.

    The film explores this eccentric music culture set within the back¬drop of the modern Japanese megalopolis. Featuring surreal stop-motion animation, interviews and live performances by: Nisennen¬mondai, Tenniscoats, DMBQ, PARA (Boredoms members), Shugo Tokumaru, Sexy-Synthesizer, Sajjanu, KIRIHITO, d.v.d, Optrum, Uhnellys, Samm Bennett, W. David Marx, Tokyo Pinsalocks and many many more.

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  3. my blog(Japanese) : darwinfish105.blogspot.jp/2012/12/blog-post_22.html
    camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    lens : Tamron SP AF17-35mmF/2.8-4
    lens : SIGMA 12-24mm F4.5-5.6
    lens : MC ARAX 2.8/35mm Tilt and Shift
    lens : Canon EF24mm F2.8
    lens : Canon TS-E24mm f/3.5L
    camera : PENTAX K-5
    lens : Pentax DA15mmF4ED AL Limited
    lens : Pentax FA31mmF1.8AL Limited
    lens : DA 40mm F2.8 Limited
    camera : SONY DSC-RX100
    camera : Panasonic DMC-GH2
    lens : OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12mm F2.0
    camera : PENTAX Q
    lens : 03 FISH-EYE
    music : Rooftop Considerations by Kammerer

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  4. Samurai traditions seen through art, (armor, clothing and weapons).
    The Samurai code is called Bushido; it's composed of 7 principles: Justice, Bravery, Compassion, Courtesy, Honesty, Loyalty, Honor.
    This first segment shows their coat of armor, under-vestments, swords, sword guards, emblems chest guards and weapons. Antique photographs from late 1800 early 1900's and modern replicas of old armor are also shown.
    The Samurai were a cast of warriors/vassals to landlords from the early 10th until their peak on the 16th century. Some Samurai customs still exist today in society and are part of some martial arts and Japanese culture.

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