Golden Week Japan

Golden Week Japan

Golden Week Japan is an annual event happening from April 29th to early May each year and it includes 6 national holidays within one week.

 

Tokyo Ginza Golden Week Japan in 2010

Tokyo Ginza Golden Week Japan in 2010

 

Golden Week is ゴールデンウィーク Gōruden Wīku, Gōruden Uīku including the following events :

(event source : Wikipedia / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Week_(Japan))


It was strange to see the main shopping street in Ginza fully becoming a pedestrian street with chairs, tables and sunshades in the middle of the road but all that was just super fun. Also the crowd in Asakusa was a way lot bigger than it is usually. The Senso-Ji temple is a sacred place anyway but on these days it’s becoming a lot busier. As a matter of fact all Tokyo is getting busier during the Golden Week. The Sakura (桜 or 櫻; さくら) blossoming also happening these days so the parks are also full with people. There is also footage  about cherry blossoming inside and outside of Japan alongside 2D/3D animations. You can check them here

This footage was captured in 2010 on a brand new HD Panasonic P2 camera. Back then P2 and even HD was a fairly new thing. Unbelivable that it happened 8 years ago as it still feels like yesterday. This footage is getting vintage soon 🙂

You can license the Golden Week footage here

 



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