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James Pond

Special Agent 007ish, James Pond, is in Japan to hunt down his old nemesis, “K”. This silly, but really great fun to make, film was shot in and around Tokyo, Nagano countryside and Hakuba ski-resort in March this year. Everyone … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Japan Trip 2011

This film was shot on my first trip to Japan in April/May 2011. All the footage was taken by my friend Diarmaid O’Culain and I edited it all together afterwords. It captures well our boyish excitement and bewilderment at such … Continue reading

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The High Life

The highlight of the day, quite literally, was our ascent to the top floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building which gave us a panoramic view of Tokyo city: the largest metropolitan conglomeration in the world. We had spent the … Continue reading

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Turning Off The Lights In The Red Light District

“It is a fact that fish will not live where the water is too clear. But if there is duckweed or something, the fish will hide under its shadow and thrive. Thus, the lower classes will live in tranquility if … Continue reading

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Walkabout In Tokyo

We leave Tsukiji fish market with no plan, just idling along. After a desultory ramble that ends up at a pay-to-enter park, we decide to walk across town, to the Imperial Palace and to the green space and free park … Continue reading

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Food First, Then Morals

Some time in the early morning I’m woken up by a crow squaking so loudly, it sounds like it’s in our room. Shutting the window is enough to drown out the noise, then a few more hours of precious sleep. … Continue reading

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