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Shibuya Crossing is Insanely Beautiful in Stop Motion Video

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | July 07, 2015

Shibuya Crossing is Insanely Beautiful in Stop Motion Video

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We wouldn’t normally commend a congested crossing for its beauty, but we have never seen anything quite like this stop motion animation.

The Awesomer spotted the following video from Teradamokei Pictures that features the famed Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo.

Rather than an intersection teeming with locals and tourists, the production house created something rather serene with paper and immense patience.

At just 1/100 scale of the actual crossing, this brief video will have you captivated over the amount of work that must have gone into its creation.

It’s simply brilliant:

Dozens of tiny, paper people stand at the ready as cars whiz by. And then, much like the real version, they cross with what looks like organized bedlam.

For the uninitiated, here is a look at the genuine article:

Now the actual Tokyo crossing is well worth the venture, if only to see a chaotic dance that takes place the moment the cars stop and the people walk.

But there is something so beautiful about a brief video that encompasses skill and an enormous attention to detail.

And, most importantly, it doesn’t mandate taking out the map.

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