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Every year the Hokkaido University Festival takes place in June. Students prepare in teams for months in advance, culminating in four days of intense festival spirit. Here I interview students about "festival magic"...the curious pairing up of couples during the preparation and excitement of the festival.

-- Location: Hokkaido University, Sapporo City, Japan

-- Script, camera, and editing by Rob Thomson (

-- Music by the amazing Jeris Quinn (

-- Produced as part of the World Relationships Study (

-- The World Relationships Study: a 40-country survey about intimacy, similarity and secrets in friendship and romance.

-- Filmed using an Olympus OMD EM-1, Panasonic Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens, Canon FD 50mm f1.4 lens, Zoom H1 sound recorder, and a Syrp Genie timelapse controller.



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