In “Kanegon’s Cocoon” (Ultra Q; Episode 15), you can see Kanegon and friends run through a shopping mall of the time.
At any rate, the video picture of the Ultra Series reminds me of the good old days of Japan as the one who spent the childhood in the same period.
The scenes of each episode makes me feel irresistibly nostalgic.
In Japan of the time, high economic growth got started.
But there were still idyllic scenes here and there.
In Kanegone’s episode, there are scenes (shot in Tokyo) which make me wonder if it’s really Tokyo.
So, I think it should be much fun to find what Japan looked like at the time in the early Ultra Series.
In those days, there were lots of children playing outdoors where ever you go.
Not a single day passed by without hearing their joyous shouts.
We commonly had shopping malls lined with a variety of private shops and crowded by people.
All of these all-too-common sights are gone now with urbanization, falling birth rate and structural changes of the economy around us.
Including “Kanegon’s Cocoon,” you can often see the yards with a pile of hume pipes appear in the drama of the early Ultra Series which used to be children’s playland.
It tells something about economic growth of the time.
The video pictures which made me feel the future in my childhood make me feel nostalgic now.
Ultra is like a time machine!