Polygon Pictures www.ppi.co.jp
In the morning we went to a production company called Polygon Pictures and were very kindly received and entertained by the Vice President of Techology, Leo Hourvitz, who also showed us around. Very interesting to hear the history of this company and a little about the terms they work under today, both in Japan and the rest of the world.
Digital Hollywood University www.dhw.ac.jp/en
In the afternoon we visited one of the very few company owned universities in Japan, The Digital Hollywood University, with both bachelor’s and master’s degree for Digital Creators. A very interesting visit to a university with a lot similarities with our own experiences in teaching. We were given a warm welcome and a presentation by Ms. Yoshimi Tamiya, Chief International office and also met one of the founders and two teachers for a Q & A.
Summer school in Tokyo
In the summertime (July 26-Aug 6 2010) they host a summer program called Cool Japan which gives you the posibility to experience producytion sites of games and anime and a lot of other local specialties connected to youth culture and more. Read all about it www.dhw.ac.jp/summer-program2010
Our visit will eventually also lead to a blog post at www.sugiyama-style.tv?
Since the University is situated in the middle of the technology district Akihabara it was a very suitable spot for the last scheduled activity today. Jon and Ulf were very happy to find and buy a very old Nintendo Game Console to our collection.
Foton: Ingemar Björling