Tokyo

Giant Catfish

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Legend has it that under­neath Tokyo bay sleeps a giant cat­fish which toss­es and turns caus­ing the many tremors felt almost every day in the city. The big fish awakes every sev­en­ty years, caus­ing a dev­as­tat­ing earth­quake.

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The Problem with Dubai

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A metrop­o­lis is a bound­less syn­the­sis of cities and vil­lages. It often begins life as a labyrinthine castle town that evolves over time into a dense urban net­work that nev­er tru­ly reveals itself, flick­er­ing in a per­pet­u­al process of spon­ta­neous change that thrives on a high­ly errat­ic rit­u­al of destruc­tion and rebuild­ing.

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City of Gaps

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On a sun­ny day in Tokyo, what­ev­er the sea­son, a strange phe­nom­e­non can reg­u­lar­ly be observed: for a moment a streak of light will pierce into a street which has been shroud­ed all day in the shad­ows of densely-packed build­ings.

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Small Town in a Big City

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Small places present the film­mak­er with a dilem­ma: Shooting a film is an act of rev­e­la­tion, of uncov­er­ing secrets, yet the essence of a small place is often its shy­ness, its ambi­gu­i­ty, the fact that it refus­es to reveal itself.

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Walk Don’t Walk

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This is the sto­ry of a man who dreams of walk­ing in a gar­den. He lives in the city and his entire world is a col­lage of trains, bus­es and sub­ways.

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Small Space

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I went out for the first time in Tokyo one cold November night. The air was filled with a spir­it of fes­tiv­i­ty and the smell of sake, and the Yamanote train was espe­cial­ly crowd­ed with busi­ness­men well ahead of my friends and I in alco­hol intake.

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