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A mini-documentary on Unagi (eel) shop in Tokyo

Recently I had a chance to film an eel shop in Tokyo. I ate Unaju (grilled eel on a bed of rice) many times, but I found that there were many things I did not know at all.

Please enjoy the article on momentum.travel written by Joji Sakurai, and the video taken by me and Mariel Lohninger (a first-class sound engineer based in Tokyo).

Jiro Kumakura

Visit to Seoul

CINP_Seoul

In early July, I went to Seoul, Korea. A world congress of CINP (The International College of Neuropsychopharmacology) was held in the biggest conference facility called COEX Seoul.

I brought a video entitled “CINP History”, which the organization asked an european video production to produce and unexpectedly I was asked to take over the editing job.

South Korea is a neighboring country where I had never been. It was a good chance for me to visit. Sometimes it’s very difficult to make out the difference between Koran face and Japanese face. During the stay in Seoul I was often addressed by locals in their language.

Thanks to the young Korean staffs at the venue, who are very kind, the video was successfully shown to the audience at the welcoming ceremony.

Jiro Kumakura

Thanks to Hiroshima Film Commission

Hiroshima_AbombDome

This afternoon I came back from Hiroshima to Tokyo. It was just a few days after that President Obama visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Yesterday I filmed a professor of Hiroshima University in the park, where after the president visit number of visitors doubled.
Two weeks ago I asked a permission to film in the park to the city office and their advice was that I should ask a support from Hiroshima Film Commission(HFC) because they could help paper works and the charge for using a part of the park would be free.
It was a simple message video filming, however I followed their advice.
Thanks to HFC, I had no problems during the shooting yesterday although there were a lot of people in the park and actually the charge was free.

Jiro Kumakura

Live stream from Tokyo

ypo innovation week

Last Friday we joined in a live stream event in Globis University in Tokyo. The event was sponsored by Globis University and YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), which is a nonprofit, global network of chief executives. The live stream was directed by WorkerBee.TV, a Canadian company. We worked as an agent cameraman and live streaming technician for the event.

Jiro Kumakura

Innovation and Japan
Innovation – Where does it come from? A conversation with GLOBIS founder and CEO, Yoshito Hori. Available on livestream.
http://videos.ypoinnovationweek.com/innovation-and-japan

Year End Shopping in Japan

Short news item illustrating shopping scenes in one of Tokyo’s busiest market streets.

Filmed in Ameyoko-Street, Ueno, Tokyo.

Credits
Camera/Director: Jiro Kumakura
Camera/Editor: Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones Productions

Technical
Filmed on Sony PXW-FS7 with SELP 18-105mm lens
Filmed in MPEG HD 422 50Mbps 60fps

Wireless Audio from SONY UWP-D series
Additional Ambient Audio recorded with ZOOM H5