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'Always' team impressed by Y30 mil vapor trail in sky

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Actresses Maki Horikita, Hiroko Yakushimaru and actor Hidetaka Yoshioka, who star in "Always 3-chome no yuhi '64" (Always Sunset on 3rd Street '64), were treated to some fancy skywriting when they visited Tokyo Tower this week.

Three planes left a vapor trail forming the numbers 333, signifying the 3rd film in the trilogy, 3D and 3-chome. Horikita said she was amazed because this was the first time she had seen skywriting.

Directed by Takashi Yamazaki, the film is set against the backdrop of the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 and once again follows the lives of the residents of 3-chome (street).

Yamazaki said he recalled seeing skywriting during the Olympics and how impressed he was by its artistry. "We did our skywriting in the movie with special effects, but the real thing is much better."

The skywriting cost the film's producers 30 million yen.

The film opens on Jan 21.

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I realized very recently that they are going to release the 3rd tilm soon....I'm looking forward to watching it...I've seen the other two...they are very good.

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How is the pilot able to control when a vapor trail is and isn't formed?

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How is the pilot able to control when a vapor trail is and isn't formed?

I don`t think it is vapour. If I remember correctly, the plane carries canisters of chemicals that the pilot controls to do the writing.

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How is the pilot able to control when a vapor trail is and isn't formed?

There is a container of mineral oil connected to the engine exhaust manifold and an electrically operated valve opens when smoke is desired, and closes when smoke is not desired. The oil burns when it enters the hot exhaust manifold, creating the white smoke.

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