Sarah Takashima (Takashima Chijimi fabric)


Made in Takashima, Shiga, Japan, "Takashima Chijimi" is a natural and breathable fabric which is very comfortable on the skin.


Director/camera/editing: Ciel Liu
Drone crew: Biyori (Okayama)
 

日吉屋 五代京和伞老铺
Hiyoshiya Kyo-Wagasa

 

Hiyoshiya is one of the last remaining Kyoto style Wagasa (Japanese umbrella) family. They dedicate their life to keep the tradition of hand-making each Wagasa.
Hiyoshiya is also the pioneer in adapting contemporary design. They developed modern lighting products using the same design of Wagasa, and their products are now sought after by many hotels and cafes in Japan and overseas. 

 

Directing/Camera/Editing

 

Shimane: Hidden treasure of Japan

Located on the western tip of Japan's main island, Shimane Prefecture is far away from the buzz and life of Tokyo and other big cities. In Shimane, traditional culture is still embedded in people's daily life, and the spirit is being continued by a group of craftsman from Izumono, local communities, historical places and traditional businesses. We wish you can experience this unique culture experience with the people of Shimane, Japan.

Director/camera: Ciel Impression / Camera/editing: Chris Rudz and Andrej Rudz / Coordinator: Yukino Matsumoto

 

 

Japan Brand Festival 2017
Brining together a world of brands and makers to discuss the new definition of Japan Brand in an open-minded space.


Director: Ciel Liu / Camera: Ciel Liu and Matt De Souza / Video Editing: Ono Shintaro

TCI Laboratory


TCI stands for 'Tradition is Continuing Innovation.
TCI Laboratory specialises in connecting Japanese traditional crafts to foreign designers and markets to give them new life.


Directed and Filmed by:  Ciel Liu
Video Edited by: Shintaro Ono

KYO 共 

KYO is a collaboration project between the craftsmen of Kanto region, Japan, and Singaporean designers.

Organised by: Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI Japan. 
Supported by: DesignSingapore Council
Curator: Jackson Tan, BLACK
Project Management/Coordinators: 
Mikiharu Yabe, Agent Hamyak Inc.
Takuya Hotta, Culture Generation Japan Co., Ltd

Film and directed by:  Ciel Liu
Photography: Ciel Liu (Ciel Impression) / Yang Tan / Jun Takai


TV contents: Producing / Filming / Writing


新加坡 新传媒 8 频道 《晨光第一线》日本餐具之都 精美餐具让用餐变得赏心悦目

Morning Express, Channel 8, MediaCorp, Singapore.

"Tsubame-Sanjo, the cutlery capital of Japan"

Directing/Producing/Camera

新加坡 新传媒 8 频道 《晨光第一线》日本新潟县 鱼米之乡的鲜美味增及爽口清酒

Morning Express, Channel 8, MediaCorp, Singapore.

"Niigata Miso and Sake"

Directing/Producing/Camera

新加坡 新传媒 8 频道 《晨光第一线》陬訪 日本顶尖表匠 打造著名精工表

Morning Express, Channel 8, MediaCorp, Singapore.

"Suwa- Epson Seiko and top Watchmakers of Japan"

https://www.channel8news.sg/news8/ca/morningexpress/episodes/ca20180405-me-suma/3996482.html

 

Directing/Producing/Camera

新加坡 新传媒 8 频道 《晨光第一线》葡萄酒厂漆器工坊 再现盐尻市古城风采

Morning Express, Channel 8, MediaCorp, Singapore.

"Shiojiri: Home of Japanese wine grapes and lacquerware"

Directing/Producing/Camera

新加坡 新传媒 U 频道 《世界一周》 德国哥隆手工装帧艺术

World This Week, Channel U, MediaCorp, Singapore.

"Bookbinder in Cologne, Germany keeping hundred years of tradition alive."

Directing/Producing/Camera

新加坡 新传媒 U 频道 《世界一周》秩父夜祭 与 蚕丝文化

World This Week, Channel U, MediaCorp, Singapore.

"Japan Chichibu Night Matsuri and Silk Culture."

Directing/Producing/Filming/Editing

新加坡 新传媒 U 频道 《世界一周》日本京都传统工艺

World This Week, Channel U, MediaCorp, Singapore.

"Kyoto's traditional craftsmen collaborate with European designers."

Directing/Producing/Camera

 

新加坡 新传媒 U 频道 《世界一周》中国临时演员生

World This Week, Channel U, MediaCorp, Singapore.

" Life of a film extra in Beijing, China."

Directing/Producing/Camera