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Whale War Collision

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Anti-whaling speedboat destroyed in collision with whaling vessel.

[Update] Here's some more footage from another angle. (Via Dot Earth) Photo by JoAnne McArthur of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society...read more

Murray Carter, Master Bladesmith

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The 17th generation Yoshimoto bladesmith tells his story in a great short video by Cineastas

Born in eastern Canada, Murray Carter traveled to Japan at the age of 18, a move that changed his life forever. There, a chance encounter at a knife shop led to a six-year apprenticeship with a Master Bladesmith. After a six-year tutelage, he became the 17th generation Yoshimoto bladesmith. Today, after more than 25 years learning the craft, he runs Carter Cutlery on the outskirts of......read more

Love Japan

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David Parkinson's video captures the unique allure of the Land of the Rising Sun

It's hard to describe the intoxicating thrill that comes with a visit to Japan. Luckily we don't have to, thanks to Australian filmmaker David Parkinson, who recently visited the country with his girlfriend and put together this gorgeous, evocative video documenting their trip. Set to Message To Bears’ plodding remix of Bon Iver’s "Holocene," Parkinson takes us on an intimate......read more

Shintaro Sakamoto, "You Just Decided"

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Japanese psych-rock legend animates own video for solo track

If you follow Japanese pop music history, which we don't, then you'd know Shintaro Sakamoto as the former frontman of psych-rock legends Yura Yura Teikoku. Recently, we learned from the Twitter of ex-Girls leadman Christopher Owens that Sakamoto has reinvented himself as a solo artist and, judging from the amazingness of this self-made video, a very talented animator. With some......read more

Takagi Masakatsu, "Girls"

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Stunning multimedia work from Japanese artist

The word "multimedia" gets thrown around a lot when describing art that combines more than one mode of creation. It's also usually a good way to make us not care about the art being described. Takagi Masakatsu is an exception to the rule. The Kyoto-based musician/painter shoots everyday banal scenes then slows then down and smears them with digital colors and scores them with delicate,......read more

The Cove Trailer

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Heartwrenching film exposes annual slaughter of dolphins in a secret Japanese cove.

Produced by the Oceanic Preservation Society, the Cove is an enlightening documentary shot by a brave group of activists who risk life and limb to document the slaughter of dolphins near Taijii, Japan. Along the way, they uncover what may be the largest health crisis facing our planet—the poisoning of our seas....read more

Birds on Guitar

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A breathtaking collection of nature shots from the young Japanese photographer.

Spellbinding new piece commissioned by the Barbican in London, featuring a flock of zebra finches creating strange soundscapes on an electric guitar. Amazing idea, beautifully filmed. More info here....read more

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