Armed with my dozens of short clips from Japan that would normally end up simply wasting space on my hard drive, I attempted the creation of a short video to show a sampling of what one can expect in the country.
Footage comes from various parts Japan, but the bulk is taken from Kumamoto, Kyoto, and Osaka Prefectures. The following matches locations with their prefectures in order of appearance.
- Kumamoto Castle
- Mount Aso
- Onsen (Hot Spring)
- Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
- Kyoto Station
- Kiyomizu-dera Temple
- Chion-in Temple
- Kansai International Airport
- Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
- Tempozan Ferris Wheel
For anyone wondering about Takachiho Gorge – it is located in Miyazaki Prefecture.
Those of you playing detective, I know, the film follows no rational geographical (or chronological) order. To do so was not my intention.
The video’s soundtrack comes to us from the San Francisco based band Builders. Check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/BuildersBand.