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Ikebukuro in the Summer

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In the past few weeks we've taken a look at Akihabara in the Summer, Shinjuku in the Summer and today we take a look at the Ikebukuro area - in the Summer! And Summer means Yukata time which is what these lovely ladies are wearing.

During this season, you can see many ladies out n about on the streets and public transport in traditional Yukata. Some lads would wear Yukata too but numbers are lower than the ladies.

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This is Sunshine 60 Street where you can find a load of shops, restaurants and is alive with a vibrant young buzz.
Most of the stuff to be seen is on the East Exit side of Ikebukuro station which is on the JR Yamanote line.

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There are quite a few otaku/anime shops in the Ikebukuro area too.

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Rurouni Kenshin becomes live action.

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ABC-Mart - the place to get your shoes for cheap.

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Games for girls.

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How many of these on your want list?

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That looked like "Crazy Creeps" at first sight^^

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Our vending machines is being colorful.

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Looks like I'm doing more Vocaloid related work with Crypton later this year.

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Traditional Japanese festival game called "Super Ball" where folks try to scoop up as many balls as they can with with looks like an ice-cream cone - the cone gets wet and soggy and after a while unusable.

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The 100 yen shop Daiso. You have in your neck of the woods?

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Totoro desk fans!

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Otome-road - the shops mainly catered for Fujoshi.

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Heading up to the observation deck at Sunshine City.

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Incredible views of the city from here.

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A Dagashi shop full O sweeties.

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This pose in Japan is fine - its the proper way to adjust your glasses ^^;

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Which of these young lads tickle your fancy?

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K-ON girls as sweet as ever.

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Our drinks are cooler over here - Lucky Star!

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This store buying and selling second hand stuff.

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K-Books for all your reading material - and some merchandise too.

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K-Books do cosplay too.

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Mandarake has everything anime and otaku!

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Assist Wig is a shop dedicated to cosplay wigs

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