Dancing through Waseda in watercolor, animation by ShiShi Yamazaki

Dancing through Waseda in watercolor, animation by ShiShi Yamazaki

Mon, Jun 6, 2016
Dancing through Waseda in watercolor, animation by ShiShi Yamazaki

Introducing the “WASEDAnce Animated Campus Tour”

We are excited to present this pop, watercolor-style rotoscope animation illustrating the symbolic spots on campus, including the Okuma Auditorium, the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, and the Waseda Aizu Museum. With its unique, fluttery touch, this campus-tour animation by creator ShiShi Yamazaki allows anyone, from those who are familiar with campus to those who have never visited, to enjoy Waseda’s attractive features from a new angle.

Comments from the video’s creator, ShiShi Yamazaki

shishi_webI created this animation based on video recordings of me actually dancing in different locations on campus. The splendid ambiance of the Waseda campus, a cultural powerhouse, and the magical enchantment of wearing a sailor-style school uniform gave me the courage to suavely sway around while filming. “If I could only spend my campus life here…” I would like to dedicate this video to all viewers with such warm, fuzzy feelings.

ShiShi Yamazaki’s Profile

ShiShi Yamazaki has developed her practice in hand-drawing rotoscope animation while exploring painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, printmaking, and installation art as well as fashion and product design. Her famous works include “YA-NE-SEN a Go Go” and “Yamasuki, Yamazaki.” She has been working on her lifelong project [Mask] , in which she creates a face mask every day. She has become an established artist  by using herself as a motif and showing her work at art animation and creative events around the world. Her work has appeared in commercials for brands such as Prada and Shiseido. Last year, Yamazaki came to public attention when her animated music video was broadcast live nationally on the “66th NHK Kōhaku Uta Gassen,” an acclaimed, year-end music countdown TV program. She currently lives in Tokyo.

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