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Tokyo Rising : A Documentary on 3/11

Posted by Jakub



A gorgeous informative short documentary about 3/11 in Japan debuted today via VBS.TV and Palladium Boots featuring Pharrell exploring the country and visiting artists and having them share their thoughts, feelings and creative work.

Tokyo faces a new reality after the tragedy of 3/11. While persistent challenges still lay ahead, the city’s creative class is hell-bent on making sure that their hometown thrives. Innovative and resilient, they are defining the future of Tokyo on their own terms. We put our boots on and went exploring.






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Tommy says:

September 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Interesting. I love VBS, but I have no idea what Pharrell’s contribution is in the documentary, so I guess I’ll just have to watch it.

By the way, thanks for the t-shirt and mug the other Jakub.

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Dane says:

September 2, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I liked it, I never realized how large and lasting an impact the disaster “3/11″ would have on the culture of Tokyo. However if they want to start being truly original I would pick a new name for the disaster.

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Dane says:

September 2, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I never realized how large and lasting an impact the disaster “3/11″ would have on the culture of Tokyo. However, I think its ironic the one event that is shaping the individuality of Tokyo is yet another re-hash of another culture’s label.

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Dave B says:

September 3, 2011 at 3:44 am

Having been there when it happened, it was so damn surreal and we had no idea of how big it truely was…my lasting memory was how calm and compossed the Japanese were after the event; they knew it was bad, they knew the government was telling them everything, but they got on with it. We all just got on with it. I never heard 3/11 as a “tag” for the disaster, just Fukushima, even to the point where stuff that has gone wrong has been “Fuku-ed.” The fact that Japan, not just Tokyo WILL bounce back is a testiment to these wonderful people, but I think it’s a little unfair to blame the older generations…you have to remember that a whole group of older men, men who had long lives and were engineers, electricians, average guys, VOLUNTEERED to go into the reactor area to help clean up and fix stuff as they considered it good for society and wanted to younger generations to stay safe. I love Japan, I love their spirit; they truly are an inspiration

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J SAHS says:

September 3, 2011 at 9:23 am

Love the documentary and that the younger generation are really thinking about their future. Living in Japan for the past 17 years so far has been the greatest experience for me and I will do what I can to be part of this Tokyo Rising

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Baba says:

September 3, 2011 at 10:25 pm

What is the movie at 0:11 at part-1? ..It sounds like I like ya I like ya Ilike ya…but cannot get the words..what it is called?

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Baba says:

September 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm

What is the song at 0:11 at part-1? ..It sounds like I like ya I like ya I like ya…but cannot get the words..what it is called?

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Luigi L. says:

September 5, 2011 at 10:43 pm

That was awesome…the Japanese people never cease to amaze me! Trippple Nippple blew me away in just the short little clip, I want more!

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Vic says:

September 23, 2011 at 9:53 pm

To Dane… you’re telling them to be more creative because they’re copying their “3/11″ off of our “9/11″? I guess you suppose they asked for the tsunami to specifically hit on that date just so they can call it that, too?

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Vic says:

September 23, 2011 at 9:54 pm

To Dane… you’re telling them to be more creative because they’re copying their “3/11″ off of our “9/11″? I guess you suppose they asked for the tsunami to specifically hit on that date just so they can call it that, too?

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Ginger says:

October 12, 2011 at 10:40 am

Awesome footae of Tokyo and it’s people. I have always admired Japan and it’s culture. It’s awesome to see the young people are so resileant and willing to take a stake in their country. We in the US should be taking notes!!

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Janus Gemini says:

December 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm

VICE all the way! Pharrel not so much. He gets to charge $800 for terrible wannabe Japanese designed knock off trash (his Ice Cream label). I’d rather he overdose quickly on his grotesque hipsterism.
Japan MUST stay strong, to bring forth their vaunted artforms, such as more face-melting anime movies like REDLINE!!!!!!!