The Aomori Prefecture of Japan is located in the Tōhoku Region and the capital city is Aomori, north of Sendai and Fukushima. With the warmer spring weather the Shinkansen super express, aka The Bullet Train, can get there again and Aomori is moving to register local historical sites from the Jōmon era (the time in Japanese prehistory from about 14,000 BCE to 300 BCE). Many scholars, photographers, artists, movie directors, and Non-profit groups hold arts festivals and cultural events in Aomori – including CGI creator Yasufumi Soejima, well known in Japan as the director of the hit music video “Polyrhythm”. His latest work, “Matsuri”, is an imaginative CGI movie of ancient Jōmon ceremony – and Ayumi Mitake of Hoop Tokyo appears as the motion-captured shadow of the Queen, dancing with fire. All human motion is digitally captured in the film and Matsuri is quite possibly the world’s first movie to capture the hula hoop. It’s just all kinds of awesome.