tofubeats “No.1” video IS Japan.

One of the most popular types of question on Japan over on Quora could be summed up as “what is Japan like?”. What are your impressions of Japan? What should I know about modern Japan? etc.

From now on, I’ll simply be pointing everyone to this music video as an answer. To me, it captures perfectly everything about Japan ca. 2014. This is what the country feels like every time I visit.
Shinto-shrines and cup noodles. Shogi and capsule hotels. Green taxis in the rain. Macbooks and crabs. Giant soap bubbles in the park. Freshly shaved katsuo. Seiko clocks and Kikkoman.
Japan.