Shinkansen Trance

Anyone who’s ever travelled on the shinkansen, or bullet-train, in Japan knows what a mesmermising experience it can be. Zipping along at over 300 km/hr without the slightest rattle or shake, seats extremely spacious and comfortable, the food on-board delicious, and at the end of the journey the train stops exactly at the marked point on the platform. This short film tries to capture some of that hypnotizing quality. Footage was shot on the Nagano to Tokyo line in January 2012.

Music is I Don’t Want to Understand by Christopher Willits and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

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