Ashikaga Scramble is the solution for filmmakers that are looking to capture the iconic Shibuya Scramble intersection in their movie but without all the hassle of getting the near-impossible film permit.
Located 50 miles outside of Toyko, in Ashikaga, the 71,042-square foot film set features all the details to help make edits virtually comparable to the real crossing. Amenities like underground subway entrances, bathrooms, statues, buildings, street signs/lights, and even JR gates all contribute to the set design. There are even green walls, and the set is located in a flat area so that skyscrapers and environmental elements can be keyed in during post.
Rates on Ashikaga Scramble’s website start at ¥800,000 JPY ($7,575 USD) for video work and ¥500,000 JPY ($4,735 USD) for photography sessions. We could very well be seeing a lot more music videos with the Shibuya Scramble as the backdrop in the coming years.
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