Archipel = Archipelago = Japan-centric content
We show and express various aspects of Japanese culture
creating documentary-style video content.
Short documentary series putting the focus on Japanese creators and artists, their work and the places that inspire them. Each episode is paced by our guest's narration, providing deeper insights intro their inspiration and career. The series covers all fields of work, ranging from game creators, musicians, illustrators to contemporary artists.
All toco toco episodes are subtitled in English and French, with community contributions made available for additional language submissions.
Format: Short documentary series
Duration: 10-15 min
An experimental journal that follows artist Charles Munka, who rediscovers Japan after developing his practice in Asia for 10 years.
Starting December 2017, Charles started a series of art residencies on Japan's islands; on each island, he will create a work strongly inspired by the environment's history, people and mythos.
Format: Regular series - periodical updates
Duration: 5-10 minutes
Ebb and Flow
Conversations on the recent momentum in Japanese games.
Starting end 2016, we saw a succession of Japanese games that were critically acclaimed both in Japan and overseas.
We met with some of their directors to discuss their views on this period and on the state of the Japanese game industry.
Features: Katsura Hashino, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Toshihiro Nagoshi, Koshi Nakanishi, John Ricciardi, Yuya Tokuda, Keiichiro Toyama, Fumihiko Yasuda, Yoko Taro
Format: Feature Video
Duration: 40 min
Tales from A
Concept videos set on various themes and people.
Latest: Soejima and Catherine: a portrait
Tales from A is a new category on Archipel, where we will periodically share new content focused on various aspects of Japanese culture, including events, portraits, and more.
Without any fixed format, theme or style, Tales from A will be developed as a collection of independent stories.
Format: Periodical updates
In addition to our original content, we also produce commissioned projects centered around Japanese culture.
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