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Ancient footage of Tokyo restored

I’ve been following Denis Shiryaev on YouTube for a while now. His restorations of degraded old movie camera footage are always amazing to see. His latest video is produced from old footage from Tokyo between 1913 and 1915. It’s surprising how little things seem to have changed at Sensō-ji, but I have no idea what other locations are depicted in here.

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Robot graduation ceremony

The COVID-19 pandemic has spread at a much slower rate in Japan than in most other countries. But yesterday the government finally decided that lockdown measures needed to be implemented. And today, a university in Tokyo held a graduation ceremony where the students were replaced with robots:

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Header image: Maple leaves and bamboo stems in autumn at Tenryū-ji garden (天龍寺庭園) in Kyoto. Photo: Frank Gualtieri.

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