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Traveler

Introducing eminent creators as "travelers." They tell their story, and share the scenery of Japan surrounding their journey. It is an opportunity to see Japan through the eyes of visionaries of our time.

Koji Morimoto

apr2015
Koji Morimoto

Koji Morimoto

Film Director/DJ 20 years have quickly passed since the legendary music video EXTRA, a collaboration with Ken Ishii (forerunner of Japanese techno), shook the world. Today, Koji Morimoto maintains a wide range of loyal fans from all over the world, and retains an air of mystery much like his creations. Children floating in space, clamor in the back alley, and a moment of eternity flashing amidst a smile and madness.  Piece together the clues scattered about - in the world of Morimoto.

21: Sanitized Children
22: Dimension Bomb from The Box Men
23: A Round-Table With Unknown Family
24: Inconvenient Search For Gratifying Fruit

Yoshitaka Amano

Feb2013
Yoshitaka Amano

Yoshitaka Amano

Artist Summer 2009. Yoshitaka Amano's DEVA LOKA USA exhibit in San Francisco displayed a never before seen colorful vividness and boldness capturing the onlookers with the daring depiction of the moment of creation, pulling out the definite presence of the infinite power of life. 3 years later, in his new project DEVA ZAN, he challenges himself by trying to create a mythical world that no one has ever seen before. Take a glimpse into the truth of fantasies that only he can see.

17: Evolution From Zero
18: What Makes Japan, Japan?
19: The Other Side of Fantasy
20: Imperfect Lovers

Katsuhito Ishii

Jan2013
Katsuhito Ishii

Katsuhito Ishii

Film Director Katsuhito Ishii shocked the audience with an animation depicting the brutal past of assassin O-Ren in Kill Bill. With his original storyline for the animation film REDLINE, he went beyond the boundaries of speed with galactic car racing. As a director, he created a cruel yet beautiful hell-like world in the film Smuggler. Let's take a closer look at the source where Director Katsuhito Ishii’s fury and passion all come from.

13: Parking Spots
14: Searching for Treasures in the Back Alleys
15: When A Film Meets A Town
16: Film It Now Or Be Damned

Dice Tsutsumi

Dec2012
Dice Tsutsumi

Dice Tsutsumi

Art Director After working as a concept designer behind the 3D animation of Ice Age and Robots, Dice Tsutsumi was singled-out by Toy Story 3’s director Lee Unkrich to become an art director at Pixar. Outside of his main job, Tsutsumi is also active in an international art charity project called “Sketch Travel.” Here he shares his enchanting story of his journey of destiny that has been weaved together with art.

09: Where Happy Endings Begin
10: Carrying the Torch of Freedom
11: Unforgettable Colors
12: Men Who Plant Trees

Mamoru Hosoda

Nov2012
Mamoru Hosoda

Mamoru Hosoda

Film Director It is well known that the film Wolf Children takes place in director Mamoru Hosoda's hometown Toyama. Similarly, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2005) took place in West Tokyo and Summer Wars (2008) dipicted Shinshu Ueda, the hometown of his wife, where many tourists visit to see the places introduced in the film. We follow the visions of Mamoru Hosoda, a director who is able to seamlessly weave fantasy into the everyday scenery, and see what he sees through his eyes.

05: To Somewhere Beyond The Map
06: Slopes, Alleys and Forks in the Road
07: All That’s Left of Ancient Warriors’ Dreams
08: Rites of Passage

Mamoru Oshii

Oct2012
Mamoru Oshii

Mamoru Oshii

Film Director Mamoru Oshii is a man who began taking karate lessons 7 years ago at a dojo in Nakameguro as a way to stay fit. As a master filmmaker who has created many works around the theme of the borderline between body and spirit, he has begun to think that the concept of “self” is something physical in the body rather than memories in the mind as he has experienced the weakening of the body as one ages. As a man with that outlook, let’s explore what sort of sights he considers memorable.

01: Once in a Life Time
02: A City Robbed of its Memory
03: The Lifetime of Coral Reefs
04: Scenery Projects Memories of Love

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NEW PEOPLE Travel is a web magazine that introduces eminent creators who work beyond borders, their story, and the scenery of Japan surrounding their journey. It is an opportunity to see Japan through the eyes of visionaries of our time. www.newpeople.jp

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