A Week in Tokyo 65
Huge poster of the rather huge and rather popular talent .
Folks who regularly appear on Japanese TV are known as Tarento [タレント] which is the Japanese pronunciation of "Talent."
Tokio's Yamaguchi wants you to rent him.
Been having quite a few meetings with Dentsu at their offices in Shiodome. They got lovely views. There was an earthquake during one of the meetings which left the building swaying back n forth for a few minutes. Most buildings in Japan are designed and built with earthquake resilient measures.
Some traditional Japanese dindins tonight.
Love the way rubbish is lined up and stacked so neatly.
Have completely lost touch with whats going on with the reactors. The last thing I heard was that its going to take months for the rods to cool down. All channels apart from NHK hardly feature reactor stuff anymore. Has all the paranoia by the press calmed down in your neck of the woods yet?
Tis the season when a load of blossomy blossoms bloom.
Kalbi lunch set at Matsuya.
This Seven Eleven used to be a Mc Dees - used to go there often and am rather miffed that they closed down. There's a lot of convenience store wars going on around this block. There's 5 convenient stores within a 100 meter radius! 1 Lawson, 2 Family Marts, 1 AM/PM and this Seven Eleven.
Do you have a convenient store within walking distance from your gaff? Are convenient stores few or far between?
Trying out some flat icecreamery.
Om nom nom.
Afternoon of coding in the office.
Meeting with some developers and content producers at the Konami headquarters in Roppongi. Hmmmm. Will be interesting to see how this all turns out.
Taking the bus from Roppongi to Shibuya is much quicker and cheaper than taking the subway.
At the Parco in Shibuya - nice shoes.
Finally upgrading MacBook Pro memory from 4GB to 8GB. How much memory does your mean machine have?
Its annoying when mousepads starts to crumble at the edges - leave a load of mess on the table! But there is a remedy...
Whip out the topcoat that you use to finish off your Gundam models and spray the whole base of the mat - leave outside to dry and the crumbling should stop for a few months.
Deep fried chicken on rice for lunch.
My first time at Asagaya [阿佐ヶ谷]. Quite a few anime companies around here.
Blossoms in Musashikoyama.
Sunset in Musashikoyama.
Evening Cherry Blossoms near Himonya.
Bottles of water placed nearly the house is a traditional Japanese method toward off cats. I guess cats see their own reflection in them or something.
Umi Budou [海葡萄] or "Sea Grapes." Very interesting taste and texture.
Yui wants some too. Some sea grapes I mean.
Why is Yui lying down with chopsticks pointing downwards?
Chinese with Yui.
Wanted to take a photo of the fishing magazine but accidentally tripped and snapped this shot too early. Oh wait - it *is* a fishing magazine.
We've had about 2 large scale quakes since the 3/11 quake. When that happens, most programs switch to the news with a map of Japan in the corner to highlight any tsunami warnings.
Tokyo shook quite a bit but no notable damage.
At the school girl uniform shop Lucy Pop. Kamiyama-san here is the owner and is currently designing the first line of Mirai-chan uniforms starting with the Summer version. Should be ready in June for filming and for retail late Summer?
More photos from inside the shop in the Japanese School Girl Uniforms post.
Not familiar with this Mac software at all ^^;
After recording, its off with Asanon and vividblaze to get some dindins around the Mizonokuchi area.
Even everyday scenery in Japan looks great at night.
The gorgeous Nozomi Sasaki in the new ads for Cocktail Calorie.
How many of you following Gintama?
The black inflatable crow hung over some rubbish to scare other crows as this one is supposed to be dead ^^;
Om Rice for lunch. Om Rice [オムライス] is a usually rice covered with an omelette.
Last year when this road was filled with cherry blossoms, the lanterns at night were all lit up and looked lovely. Not light up this year though either due to the self restraint mood or energy saving.
There is a small note on the wall asking folks to feel free to take these bits of furniture. Many folks would leave unwanted furniture and electrical equipment outside their house for a limited period. If nobody takes them then the owner would buy a sticker from the convenience store which basically pays the local ward to collect and dispose of the stuff.
Lately, due to the transition from analog to digital TV, many folks have been leaving their old TV sets out on the streets which still work fine.
The usual bunch of stuff that just seems to fall from the ceiling. fave figure of this bunch is Taneshima Popura. Which of these tickle your fancy?
Om nomming on wifeys Singapore Laksa.
Musashikoyama Palm shopping arcade. Dragons were hung up recently with a "Stay Strong Japan!" message.
Photos of the office taken recently.
Damn! Forgot to hide something in this photo ^^;
Been meaning to talk about the new designs for Mirai Millennium - will do it soon ^^;
Been getting kinda warm of late.
When there is a large quake, attention focuses to the nuclear reactors - and then goes back to the regular TV schedule.
I want to try some of that Star Wars Coffee.
You will be punished.
One of my fave restaurants ever - Negishi.
Heading to Togoshi Ginza for lunch.
Check out more form life in Tokyo in the new photo paginated pages.