Speeding through the Tokyo night

Japanese filmmaker Hiroshi Kondo is known for his dazzling experimental shorts, which craft otherworldly art from urban landscapes.

Published on Aeon, this stunning video takes you through the Tokyo night, with strobing glimpses into Japanese city life juxtaposed with contrasting notions of togetherness and separation, and darkness and artificial light.

Accompanied by a playful piano score, the film is a three-minute jaunt into the Japanese night and a beautiful, albeit brief escape from lockdown life.

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0107 – b moll from Hiroshi Kondo on Vimeo.

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.


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