Real People, Real Experience, Real Hiroshima Now!

70 years after the Atomic bomb was dropped, Hiroshima is now a buzzing international city. A few locals took Singaporean celebrity Michelle Chong around Hiroshima, and she was blown away by the amazing history, nature, food and friendship of real Hiroshima people!

Client: Hiroshima Prefecture / Sponsored by: SilkAir
Produced by: Vivid Creations
Artiste: Michelle Chong (Singapore, Left Profile)
Director: Ciel Liu / Assistant Producer: Baba Kanako / DP: Hans Bobanovits / 2nd Cam/Editor: Issam Kechouri / Makeup:  Miki Kawai and Seico Michaela Omi  / Driver: Masayasu Shinbutsu

Kamikochi- Northern Alps of Japan

A night bus ride away from Shinjuku, Kamikochi is in the pristine national parks of Nagano prefecture. It is so beautiful locals call it little Yosemite of Japan. A Singaporean girl arrived here unwillingly with her friend, but soon indulges in the pure natural experience Kamikochi offers.

Client: Alpico Group / Produced by: Vivid Creations / Director: Ciel Liu / DP: Shen Lin / Talents: Yushi Han, Rie Miyoshi

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. 




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

Bringing 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