Amy rented this kimono from a shop near Kiyomizu-dera. Everybody already thought she is Japanese but this outfit just nailed it. Apparently the little-steps walk is forced by the constraints of the clothing. We had a fun day.
20TOKYO10 is a short movie I made while staying in Tokyo for three months in 2010. My goal was to make a movie by taking still photographs and recording sounds.
I went to Japan not knowing exactly what I had in mind, just that I also wanted to do interviews. I was very lucky to meet interesting people who were willing to tell me their stories.
Please also visit the website of 20TOKYO10 at 20tokyo10.com for more information about many of the things you see in the film. Go to my personal website nubero.ch for my other work, my blog and so forth.
I was in Tokyo when the tragedy struck Northern Japan on March 11 2011.Despite the constant nagging from families & friends back home, I chose to stay in the Land of Rising Sun till the departing day. I planned my Japan trip since 12 years ago & I didn't want to back down.As some friends stated "you've got the complete Japan experience!".I believe I did.
This was meant to be my little travel log video, but instead turned out to be a little tribute to the experience I gained. The warmth, the smiles,the language, the people of Japan: I'm missing it everyday since I came back.Hope this will encourage people not to avoid traveling to Japan.
I chose Miyavi's song which is dedicated to his daughter as I found the English translation goes something like this 'When you'll wake up, may the widening tomorrow's sky be full of future'.I thought it's appropriate regarding the current situation.
colour: I tried to imitate 'rainbow'.Everyone wants to see a rainbow after the rain isn't it?
For friends that I made & wonderful people who helped throughout my little adventure in Japan, treated me with kindness, this is for you.This is my tribute to Japan.I'll see you, soon!