Friday, August 21, 2009

Kariya City Fireworks / 刈谷市花火

Japan Kariya-city Fireworks from Helio Yoshida on Vimeo.
I recorded and edit a video with images of the Kariya City fireworks festival, held in August 15 2009. I recorded this video with a Sony HVR-A1U 1/3" chip with 0.5 wide lens.

This year 7,000 fireworks was fired up along the banks of Aizuma River in 90 minutes. I shoot the video from Kariya General Athletic Park. Just few minutes from my apartment.

Shoot and edit by Helio Yoshida
Music credit: Séraphine by Xcyril

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

World Cosplay Summit

TV Globo Roberto Kovalick reporter and Helio Yoshida as camera man, reports from Nagoya/Japan about The "World Cosplay Summit 2009".

The "World Cosplay Summit" was created to promote international exchange through the Japanese youth culture of manga and anime.
The free and dynamic nature of manga was instrumental in the birth of cosplay. Nowadays youth from around the world find this as a common language and a dynamic new form of global interaction. The World Cosplay Summit began in Osu, Nagoya and has grown to include 15 countries from around the world. If you count audience and participants at each preliminary event, the number of people involved is now in the 100s of thousands.
For youth who have discovered Japan through manga and experienced Japanese culture through the medium of the World Cosplay Summit, we endeavor to continue the development of this new form of international exchange.

What is the WCS?

The WCS is a cosplay event sponsored by TV Aichi. It stands for the World Cosplay Summit.

What is the World Cosplay Championship?

The World Cosplay championship begun in 2005 and is designed to determine a Grand Champion through stage performances by representative teams from each participating country. The championship is graded on the finish of the costume design and the teams performance on stage. Grand Champions from previous years are as follows:
2005: Italy
2006: Brazil
2007: France
2008: Brazil
2009: Japan