This photo taken in Feb 2011. I approached a Japanese TV station called Tokyo MX TV with the idea of a TV show that I was to direct and present on that would cover pop culture but also feature many aspects of Japanese traditional culture too.
Tokyo MX was interested but I had to look for the sponsors to pay for production and air time. I approached my clients Good Smile Company and Bushiroad with the idea and they agreed - that was how we started TV production of Culture Japan.
We would often have production folks come in for filming and editing. The tables that were clumped together in the middle of the room were moved to the sides and another table was added so that more folks could work in here.