Japanese office workers often go out with their coworkers for a drink at the end of the workday.
It was the same when I worked as a production manager for a TV commercial and film company. I didn’t really care for it, though. I valued my free time more.
One night, at one such drinking party, my boss caught a glimpse of my watch from under my suit, and complimented me by saying “That’s a nice watch you have there.”
I suddenly saw that boss in a whole new light.
Then , he allowed me to work on the Seiko wristwatch TV commercial and film production team as a part of the staff.
The flow of time was compared to the Sumida River that flows through Tokyo. The catchphrase for those commercials was “Analog is the flow of time”.
Time literally flew by for me as well when I was working on those projects.
For me, they are my fondest memories from working for that TV commercial and film production company.
I can’t seem to find that commercial anymore.
This is a commercial that I was in charge of when I was young.
It brings back a lot of memories.