Posts tagged “Watashi Dasuwa”

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

The Best Tourism Campaign EVAR Continues: Hakodate, Japan

Back in March I posted some videos made to promote tourism in Hakodate, Japan. If you haven’t seen ’em yet, you should go watch them. They’re awexome.

Well, the awexomeness continues. You see, a new film called Watashi Dasuwa recently premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival. It was shot on location in Hakodate. It’s a low-key drama about a woman returning to Hakodate to spread the wealth she made in Tokyo.

The Hakodate tourism board got their hands on the trailer and made some improvements. Take a look:

I mean, seriously, come on! Why can’t any American cities have this much fun and sense of humor when it comes to their tourism promotion? Las Vegas is as close as we get, I guess, but there are no alien squids or giant robots or spaceships in any of their tourism videos or commercials!

Here’s a bonus of an alien squid dancing at a streetcar that’s advertising the movie:

Categories: Japan, Movies, Videos.