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Archipel = Archipelago = Japan-centric content

 

We show and express various aspects of Japanese culture

creating documentary-style video content.

toco toco

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.

New Territories

 

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

​Duration: Variable

 

Contact us

​In addition to our original content, we also produce commissioned projects centered around Japanese culture.

Feel free to get in touch for any inquiries, if you have any questions or just to say hello:​ 

sail@archipel.jp

 
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