No matter how familiar you may be with Japan, you’ve never seen it like this before. Video production company Armadas has produced an incredible 5.5-minute film that swoops over major cities, giving us a bird’s eye view.
Shot between 2017 and 2019 in places like Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, Yokohama and Hakodate, the film was released on YouTube on September 1. It’s really cool to see the country from these angles, but there’s one caveat: unless you have a screen with 8K capabilities, you aren’t going to be able to enjoy it at its fullest, taking in the 60 frames per second to catch every sharp detail.
In that way, it’s sort of like opening a gift you won’t be able to fully enjoy for a couple more years – but it’s still worth watching at the best possible quality your devices can handle.
You can find more of Armadas’ work on Vimeo.