The Tokaido Shinkansen is Japan’s main artery connecting the two major cities, Tokyo and Osaka. Between Tokyo sta. and Shin-Osaka sta., the Shinkansen passes through various popular tourist spots in Japan, such as the port city of Yokohama, hot spring town of Atami, Mt. Fuji, and the ancient capital of Kyoto, literally running through Japan. For your travel, the smartEX App will enable you to make a train reservation even from overseas and is recommended.
Shota Sakamoto borrows from traditional Japanese illustration style for his film showcasing the diverse landscape that flies past the train window. “When I first heard about the project, Ukiyoe – Japanese art from the 17th-19th centuries – and platform video games came to mind,” Shota explains. “Also a music video I previously worked on called “_Engawa de Dancehall_”:https://vimeo.com/30251760. I thought I could make something new if I laid out many different kinds of Ukiyoe parts and add the characters in a world of horizontal side-scrolling, similar to a platform game like Super Mario.” #shinkansen #tokyo #osaka #mtfuji