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SHINJUKU SAMURAI
2004 - 6 mins - digi beta - colour
Produced, directed, and edited by Paul Bush
Camera and sound - Paul Bush
Translator and production co-ordinator - Masa Kokuba
Additional sound recording - Kenshin Nawa
An Ancient Mariner Production
Made with financial support from NESTA (the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts).

The day is Friday, 27 August, 2004. The Samurai are twenty six citizens of Tokyo, stopped as they pass in the busy Shinjuku business and entertainment district of the city. The warriors are asked to stand completely still for five minutes in front of a time lapse camera while the teeming crowds of the biggest city in the world stream by.

See also the companion piece Central Swiss