Watch This: The TV Commercials Of HAUSU director Nobuhiko Obayashi

We recently received word of the passing of Nobuhiko Obayashi, who is probably best known to many for making one of the most unique films in all of cinema history, the surrealistic teen haunted house movie HAUSU.

That film is only one of many wonderful titles made by the late master. We certainly recommend that you watch as many as you can. In the meantime, enjoy a few examples of his work in the Japanese TV commercial industry.

Special thanks to Marc Walkow for providing these many years ago, and to Laird Jimenez at Alamo Drafthouse for excavating the old files and uploading some of the ones that were not otherwise available on YouTube. The videos aren’t translated and the video quality isn’t the best but the magic is all there.

Thanks for all the memories, Mr. Obayashi!