An unforgettable ride on Japan’s bullet train

I don’t know who’s behind the recent glut of Japan-centric videos that’s been floating around web. Then again, it doesn’t matter, does it? All that matters is the creators behind these short movies are some seriously creative individuals. The video above comes to us courtesy of daihei shibata, a Tokyo resident who decided to film his recent train ride on Japan’s Shinkansen (bullet train) between Shinosaka and Tokyo.

Not only did Daihei film his entire warp-speed ride on the fast-moving trains using his digital camera, he’s also applied a unique editing treatment to the end product. You’ll notice there doesn’t seem to be a bottom half to the video – it’s simply a reflection of the image at the top. The end product is half home movie, half kaleidoscope – a trippy visual treat that both delights and amazes the viewer. Combined with the energetic song “So High” by rockers Van She and you’ve got the makings of some seriously great eye candy. Whether you’ve been to Japan or not, here’s your chance to take a wild journey through the unique eyes of one Japanese local. Enjoy.