Otsu Matsuri

Video link: http://youtu.be/52tjGe470eA Here’s my video of Otsu Matsuri filmed last year on Oct. 12-13, 2013. Finally got it done and in time for this year’s festival on Oct. 11-12, 2014. It’s about 28 min. The video spotlights the karakuri mechanical puppets. I also got on-camera comments from foreign participants. Otsu Matsuri is an annual festival of thirteen ornate floats (called hikiyama)

» Read more

Pharrell Williams HAPPY – Matsuri Version

Video link: http://youtu.be/FKchoOLG2TY Pharrell Williams scored a huge hit with his song Happy last autumn. It has since become a worldwide phenomenon with people in cities around the world making street dance videos with the song. Pretty amazing. It has inspired me to make the above HAPPY video of matsuri festivals. Matsuri is a common way for people in Japan to express

» Read more