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Toyota’s Future of Mobility

Toyota’s Future of Mobility

We spent a week in Tokyo, Japan learning all about Toyota’s plans for the future, as it expands its horizons from conventional cars, to providing mobility solutions for all. The future includes ultra-compact battery-electric vehicles, self-driving cars, and even cars that can adapt to your mood.

Neo Tokyo Metro

Neo Tokyo Metro

This mirror-image video made from footage along one of Tokyo’s rail lines is more than a little reminiscent of Darwinfish105’s HyperDrive and the Tokyo Sky Drive series, but its slower and more relaxed pace lets us check out more detail of the surrounding environment.

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Conan Goes Kawaii

Conan Goes Kawaii

After renting himself a new family in Japan, Conan O’Brien explored the contents of some of its famed vending machines, then checked out Toyko’s colorful Harajuku neighborhood, where he got himself a flamboyant Kawaii makeover.

The Great Pyramid of Tokyo

The Great Pyramid of Tokyo

Tokyo has experienced explosive population growth. To help cram more people into limited space, a famed Japanese architecture firm came up with the idea to build an enormous pyramid to house a million residents. Kento Bento explains their unusual idea and its challenges.

Life-size Unicorn Gundam

Life-size Unicorn Gundam

Darwinfish105 has been capturing eye-popping images of the new giant Mobile Suit Unicorn Gundam statue being erected outside of DiverCity Mall in Tokyo’s Odaiba district. The statue is the second Gundam to stand on the spot after the first one was dismantled last year.

Tokyo in HDR

Tokyo in HDR

The capital of the Land of the Rising Sun is pretty darn gorgeous on its own, but given a tweak with the magic of HDR photography, the neighborhoods of Tokyo all look like brilliantly colored paintings.

Inter//States: Tokyo Time-Lapse

Inter//States: Tokyo Time-Lapse

Samuel Cockedey’s time lapse video of Tokyo made us even more tired, but it’s still an interesting piece, proof of how mechanical the urban life can be. The airport shot in particular was amazing.

Video: Tokyo/Glow

Video: Tokyo/Glow

A crosswalk sign goes on a walk of its own in Tokyo/Glow: the rotoscoped/composited short film features a suit with high voltage LED rope lights and a translucent nylon outer shell.

Video: Tokyo Sky Drive

Video: Tokyo Sky Drive

YouTube user cat2525jp’s Tokyo Sky Drive truly trips the light fantastic; it’s actually a ride on Tokyo’s elevated Yurikamome line filmed on a Sony XR500V that’s vertically flipped.

Tokyo Tilt Shift/Time Lapse

Tokyo Tilt Shift/Time Lapse

The tilt shift thing has be done to death, but this Tokyo video’s blend of time lapse gives the megalopolis a miniaturized feel; anybody else getting the urge to go Godzilla on it?

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