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Tiltshift Japan ist Krieg
February 3, 2012 9:34 AM   Subscribe

It's the weekend according to UNIQLO CALENDAR, portraying the four seasons and forty-seven prefectures of Tiltshift Timelapse Japan. Music by Fantastic Plastic Machine who did internet classic UNIQLOCK. [Previous]
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 (24 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Needs a Bolero warning.
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:39 AM on February 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


!! Totally forgot about this site. They say images from all 47 prefectures, but mostly it appears to be Tokyo or Tokyo area, and Hokkaido. Putting in a postal code for somewhere else got me a couple of images from there, and then went back to the Tokyo/Hokkaido images.
posted by curious nu at 9:43 AM on February 3, 2012


Spring Summer Fall Winter Mix
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 9:52 AM on February 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


You know the retail guy from Apple became the CEO of JC Penney, right? In my opinion, he can take 'inspiration' from Apple stores if he wants, be he should be directly ripping off Uniqlo at every opportunity. (Other than making clothes in larger sizes.)
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 9:58 AM on February 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


Fascinating, thanks!
posted by msbubbaclees at 10:10 AM on February 3, 2012


Seriously though, this is really neat and kinda addicting.
posted by thirteenkiller at 10:16 AM on February 3, 2012


The music is very Katamari Damacy. I love it.

Maybe it's just Japanese ...
posted by LoudMusic at 10:17 AM on February 3, 2012


Rubber Duck Project looks awesome.
posted by Thorzdad at 10:18 AM on February 3, 2012


Also: anyone have any insight into how this was done? A specific lens or something? Some of them look pretty normal zoomed-out stuff, some of them look like it's something in miniature.
posted by curious nu at 10:22 AM on February 3, 2012


curious nu: Miniature faking
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:26 AM on February 3, 2012


Holy cow there's CURLING! Don't know what it is about that sport, I could watch it for hours, mesmerized.

Also, I haven't listened to FPM for years. Maybe it's time I fire up Luxury and let it be my soundtrack for the afternoon...
posted by caution live frogs at 10:26 AM on February 3, 2012


Uniqlo is one of my favorite clothing stores, both because of their clothing and their advertising. I wish one would open in Philadelphia.
posted by Rory Marinich at 10:31 AM on February 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's kind of pleasantly hypnotic, although I was a bit annoyed that the "click to explore" meant "explore our pants" rather than "explore Osaka." If I am going to explore your pants, a little warning is appreciated.
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:36 AM on February 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


(Other than making clothes in larger sizes.)

Or at least consistent sizes: As a thin but lanky gentleman visiting their New York flagship last year, I discovered that I am simultaneously both a small (short-sleeve tee) and extra-large (long-sleeve tee) customer. The clothes are a great value, though.
posted by psoas at 10:40 AM on February 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


curious nu: tilt-shift, in conjunction with time-lapse. Probably one of the most famous tilt-shift / time-lapse videos is "Bathtub IV" by videographer Keith Loutit. Fantastic work by that guy. Inspiring.
posted by LoudMusic at 10:43 AM on February 3, 2012


Have to say this lifted me a bit. Excellent post.
posted by saucygit at 12:14 PM on February 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm just here to say that I lust after Uniqlo. I got my winter peacoat while passing through London, UK, and it's been the best investment ever for Berlin winter.
posted by LMGM at 3:06 PM on February 3, 2012


I would make this my home page except I'm afraid I'd never get anything done ever again.
posted by grapesaresour at 4:30 PM on February 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Penguins. Walruses. The polar bear. /me melts
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 1:24 AM on February 4, 2012


Why is website making me cry?
posted by hnnrs at 4:41 AM on February 4, 2012


Fantastic Plastic Machine is indeed fantastic, and East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94's one and only (but definitely great) metafilter music post is one of the things that turned me on to them.

I only wish there were a way of picking which region you wanted the videos to come from.
posted by that girl at 8:22 AM on February 4, 2012 [1 favorite]


I don't know how much time I spent watching the site yesterday, but I'm definitely going back for the other seasons. Loved the polar pear. Thanks.
posted by dragonplayer at 12:40 PM on February 4, 2012


Related
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 12:54 PM on February 4, 2012


What an excellent post!

If I was a polar bear I'd like me some blue bucket also.
posted by Sutekh at 2:47 PM on February 4, 2012


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