Members of Nogizaka 46 during their Coming of Age Day.
Today is the traditional Japanese day of Seijin no Hi (成人の日, or Coming of Age Day to us English speakers. It celebrated by those who have turned 20, marking the transition of young Japanese people into adulthood. Continue reading
We make an anime pilgrimage to K-ON!’s Sakuragaoka High School – in real life! Join us on our magical adventure from the real world to the anime world in order to search out where the Light Music Club hangs out.
Last month, we visited the Kitty Shop, aka “SCANDAL Shop” in Shibuya, Tokyo and found an abundance of SCANDAL related goods available for purchase. Let us take you on a virtual tour of this temporary pop-up shop in the heart of Tokyo’s trendy lifestyle center. Continue reading
Adidas Japan gathers taste makers and trend setters to create a video short about Tokyo Street Culture. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu makes an appearance in both the short (shown above) and long versions (click through to see the long version). Continue reading
Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro visits Tokyo and runs around like an excited child. (There’s no shame in that since that’s what I do as well.) This YouTube video is sub’d in English, please enjoy! For more on the Life-sized Gundam he visits, click here.
Nothing short of amazing, photographer Jeffrey Martin of 360cities, has captured Tokyo from the tallest point in Tokyo, the top of Tokyo Tower in an amazing 360-degree, 600,000 pixel wide photograph. It is presented in an interactive format that you can control yourself. Continue reading
On a recent trip to Tokyo’s manmade island, Odaiba, I encountered a life-sized Gundam parked right in front of the new DiverCity shopping and entertainment complex. Check it out in all its glory in my article on geekexchange.com.
Fans of Evangelion, be prepared to have your minds blown when you step into this place. It’s an official Evangelion store that features everything from Evangelion themed Swiss Army knives and GPS Navigation units to champagne and Hello Kitty X Evangelion collaboration goods. Continue reading
While roaming Tokyo, we spotted an unlikely place for a pirate to park his ship. To promote the upcoming One Piece Film titled, Z, a giant inflatable version of Luffy’s ship, the Thousand Sunny, was docked inside Toyota Mega Web in Odaiba, Tokyo. Continue reading