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Experience the Beauty of Japan in 8K Video

| Festivals , Video

Akita-based cinematographer Armadas is pushing the standard for tourism videos with eye-searingly gorgeous shots from a number of locales around Japan—in 8K resolution! Armadas partnered with Nakanihon Air Service to get these breathtaking aerial views from all around the country.

Naturally, we start out with our favorite and most famous of the Japanese mountains, Mount Fuji. Standing proudly between Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures, this titanic peak is one of the beautiful landmarks of the country, even when missing its signature cap of snow. But what an angle to admire it from!

We transition to Goryokaku Park in Hakodate, known for the fleeting beauty of its cherry blossoms and the permanent beauty of its fort. The fort was built in the 19th century and has a unique star shape that can be best appreciated from above. We’re in luck, then! The camera lovingly captures every fluttering petal of the cherry blossoms, and highlights the geometric charms of the fort too.

Moving swiftly on, our next destination is the verdant wilderness of Yakushima, an island just off the southern coast of Kyushu.

The dense forests of cedar trees famously inspired Hayao Miyazaki with his animated masterpiece, Princess Mononoke—and it isn’t hard to see why from the shots we see in the video. Monkeys ruminate, deer pick their way over the rocky floor and the waterfalls gush in powerful, constant sprays. Yakushima doesn’t feature in many English-language holiday brochures, but many Japanese nationals head there to enjoy its sub-tropical delights when they have time off.

Next, we’re treated to a front-row seat of one of Toyokawa’s Tezutsu festivals. Patrons are treated to a spectacular show, where fireworks artisans from each district bring their handcrafted cannons and fire them in hopes it will protect the city from misfortune. The video even gives us a fly-on-the-wall eyeful of the creative process before said cannons are fired.

As the video winds down, it’s time for the RED Weapon 8K camera to train its eye on the capital city. Even a classic shot like Tokyo’s skyline looks jaw-dropping from this unique angle, and the high resolution creates a dreamlike effect as though you’re truly soaring through the sky above it. The video concludes with a series of nightscape views from the places we’ve toured in the previous minutes. Before you know it, it’s over.

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