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Watch this Real Flower Dress Decay in Mesmerising Tokyo Time-lapse

Gorgeous short from Gravity Cat director Show Yanagisawa

Watch this Real Flower Dress Decay in Mesmerising Tokyo Time-lapse

Show Yanagisawa, the director behind hits like Gravity Cat and Shisheido’s High School Girl spot, has taken his eye for detail and passion for in-camera effects to the streets of Tokyo in his latest film, Decay.

The time-lapse short depicts a lonely, wistful woman enthroned at the back of a bus and dressed in a gown made from real flowers, which wilt, dry and decay as the film progresses. As we might expect from a director who built a giant, rotating room to simulate shifting gravity for his PS4 spot, there are no cut corners here. It was filmed over a dozen hours as the team drove from Tokyo to the coast – all in-camera, real world stuff.

The music is composed by YUGE Inc comp by Yuma Yamaguchi, and features the eerie vocals of singer Takuto Kawai.

Show recently joined production company Blink for representation in the UK and Europe (excluding France). Show began his creative career as an oil painter and live graffiti artist in Tokyo, graduating from the prestigious Tama Art University and studying beneath contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. These roots in fine art and abstraction, alongside his laser focused attention to film craft and emotionally nuanced storytelling, have helped define his signature style.