The current era of the world sees Japan as one of the most advanced and innovative countries in the technology industry. We sometimes forget that despite its technological advances, the entire nation is rooted deeply to its culture and history. In the city of Kyoto, we are able to see that culture and history meld into a visually stunning and palpable form. From the Fushimi Inari Shrine to the Gion Geisha District, the architecture and location set it’s historical tone to points where it can feel as if you have stepped back in time.
Osamu Hasegawa is a commercial film maker based near Tokyo. Hasegawa is able to capture Kyoto’s architecture and environment; and translate it into stunning and beautiful imagery. He is also able to encompass those traditional tones by filming those who help bring Kyoto’s, but ultimately Japan’s history to life.
Below are some of our favorite screenshots from the film: