• Es Fr
    Ja Zh
  • METI CIIC - 1st meeting summary Dollpa 29

A Week in Tokyo 86

317
504161
Sun 2013/04/28 18:38 JST
8687610983_7d0eb2c0aa_o

The series that I abandoned for so long "A Week in Tokyo" is back ><
Life is moving too fast now and unless I continue to document it then there will be big gaping gaps in it. Looking through previous instalments, I realize how much is missing which has always been a regrettable subject for me of late.

I tried to keep you updated regularly through my Instagram but I'm really not too happy with the square photos. Even if I dont add any filters, the Instagram app compresses photos taken on the mobile and makes them look pretty crap. These days I'm trying to set aside time so that I can go through and post photos that I've taken on my Digital SLR's instead.
Are there any other decent photo sharing sites that dont diss with the image size and compression that you recommend?

I'm still trying to work out a work flow and have been using tools like Hazel for the Mac to automate the process. Just like I make time to brush mah teeth, eat, shower, weight train, mineral deposit etc - I'm trying to set aside time to prep and post photos for the A Week in Tokyo series - lets see how it works out ^^;

Anyway - Photos in this post taken mostly in the month of March. First photo - bumped into some sweet ladies at Harajuku offering free hugs.

8688729900_9e203f27f8_o

Gundam Unicorn Blu-ray get. How many of you have been watching?

8687611167_59d36e458f_o

Only in Japan can you find an estate agent which has One Piece figures in the window. Awesome.

8687611233_d1ab139d46_o

I start to sneeze whenever I walk past these ><

8687611313_e28e141092_o

Dont play with the external screen settings on your CM10 or you will brick your phone like I did. Luckily I made a made a backup. Making backups of your stuff is very important as memory devices just die. Without the backup you will waste a lot of time trying to recover data rather than a shorter amount of time restoring data.
Have you had any unpleasant experiences with data loss?

8688730168_a19e144c3c_o

Picked up a Buffalo 1Seg tuner for my iPad which allows me to watch TV on it. Pretty handy to have around the workspace when I cant be in front of the TV for news. Quality is 1Seg though meaning very pixelated but the sound is quite decent.

8687611433_7848db6f4c_o

About to tackle the MMM (Morning Mountain of Mail).

8687611537_5ced332dda_o

Ramen for lunch at Nawate in Musashikoyama. Really nice but be prepared to come out smelling like burnt meat ><

8688730464_854747d31c_o

In March I was appointed by the Japanese government as a member of the METI Creative Industries Internationalization Committee. This is my gear ready to give my talk.

8687611763_ccecc0486b_o

Out n about in lovely Ginza - I love coming here and not sure why - maybe I'm going to have a shop here in the future?!

8688730662_7486e23bb4_o

An example of some of the samples that get sent to my office - 1/12 scale toilet. Who wants it?

8687611893_ea178a360c_o

Another 1/12 scale toilet sample that arrived at the office. Thats. Just. Great.

8688730786_68d63a4484_o

Nice cars at the Nissan showroom at Ginza.

8687612029_bb058e7081_o

Together with the Anime Expo team at Ginza. How many of you are going AX this year?

8688730988_3a9530e27d_o

More cute girlies spotted at Akihabara during the regular Akihabara Shops run.

8688731138_c9c3d03817_o

Try to eat at Negishi when you are next at Akihabara - its so nice!

8687612361_0485ea48ce_o

Cuties spotted in Akihabara.

8687612471_08fff61cae_o

Together with the AFA team in Akihabara. Cant wait to see you at the next AFA which will take place in...

8688731392_b48a23f0d1_o

Nomnoms on mushroom salad at our local Italian place in Musashikoyama.

8688731450_df5051c8bb_o

SAO and Haganai gatcha - which do you go for first?

8687612701_e1f8912d9c_o

The number of masked men and women in Tokyo increases during the hay fever season ><

8688731702_7a3564c5b9_o

Dragonball characters now eat their defeated opponents.

8688731824_d32389c019_o

A sea of bicycles at the Musashikoyama Palm shopping arcade.

8687612961_083e534933_o

With the Bushiroad big boss Kidani-san.

8688732118_d0b6c20a4b_o

Playing with some Canon Tilt Shift lens.

8687613205_1a746d335e_o

My S3 screen all scratched up - time to change the protective film again.

8687613283_d455371831_o

Dyson Digital Slim get - I love hoovering ^^;

8688732330_6fca21ef92_o

Got some CableDrop thingies to help keep those cables at bay.

8687613539_c371ba7728_o

They dont stick well when placed underneath a table though.

8688732496_30dfb59cf1_o

3DS get. Loving it so far. Got the white version so it will prob turn yellow like my DSLite.

8687613755_c3d916f2cf_o

Picked up the charging stand for my 3DS LL. More photos in the new series Gaming Life.

8688732756_c254a9806d_o

Catching the last of the Sakura before it disappears.

8688732834_8c32d2b3af_o

Out n about the Nishikoyama area.

8687614043_637a723d8f_o

Do you get to see cherry blossoms in your neck of the woods too?

8687614179_3214852c55_o

Some light novels with artwork by DMYO-sensei (Shirahane Nao).

8688733142_62d90c57d8_o

Which is your type? I prefer the brown haired girl.

8688733242_398799e188_o

This why I pickedup the 3DS. I love the Castlevania series and Lords of Shadow is awesome.

8687614493_013f04b917_o

Since I mentioned that I like Cinnamon Toast - comrades from around the world have been replenishing my stock!

8688733422_931e604b89_o

This is how we recycle milk cartons in Japan - we wash, dry, cut and fold out flat before recycle collection.

8687614675_424961a4c2_o

Heading out to Kanamachi again - I go there so much that I practically live there! The reason why I go there is this.

8687614745_713634a6e6_o

The winner of the latest giveaway is Teensy - check her photos here of Miku which we sent her recently ^o^

8688733662_5d99baf206_o

My cough fix - Pei Pa Koa. Am always running low on supplies ^^;

8688733746_10082448b2_o

Relaxing for a wee bit at Starbucks.

8688733884_0a61b84e6b_o

Meetings at Jimbocho with Windows 100% regarding the Mirai Suenaga MMD model.

8688733990_a0798aa19c_o

Just arrived at the Wieden+Kennedy offices in Tokyo.

8687615227_4c290f31e5_o

Inside the Wieden+Kennedy offices. Very nice. Many moons ago they produced the Nikon commercial that I was in - just managed to get hold of the HD version below.

8687615297_27260b79a4_o

Meetings with Sato Dai in Kichijoji - heading back to base.

8687615427_91c7e5145a_o

McDees once in a while tastes good. Having brekkie with Shibuya Rin. How often do you eat McDees?

McDees - how often you eat?

  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 0%
  • 0%
8687615531_21252195ed_o

Dragonball is absolutely everywhere in Japan now ^^

8687615593_4714b3ae60_o

Sushi for dindins - this is a collection of my fave - can you name them all?

8687615643_e9f2a7cb57_o

Out in About in Musashikoyama Palm for dindins.

8687615725_550fc32879_o

About to nom on some ramen for lunch.

8688734778_1e95d4601e_o

Having some Katsu Curry at a highway rest area.

8687615909_4c34d7a6aa_o

About to dip into a well earned hot spring.

8687615991_d95cd008af_o

Filming at Lucypop Musashikoyama.

8687616071_f0d38e1992_o

Japanese bags are better - and this is why.

8688735182_96859cbdb8_o

Japanese bags are better - and this is why (part 2)

8687616477_276322604b_o

Tonights groceries.

8687616653_84fb0f0842_o

Was interviewed recently and this is what they used - nice recorder that takes video too.

8687616761_3db8cbff61_o

Two old men with their dolls - together with the producer of Mikunopolis - Toshihiro Fukuoka.

8687616917_ed0f8b2415_o

This Japanese restaurant is gorgeous.

8687617019_2ec2270441_o

Photo time with Yuki-chan.

8688736094_7354160182_o

Yuki-chan relaxing after a day out n about.

8687617277_20a7fe888e_o

Together with our trusty steed somewhere in North Japan.

8687617353_b0a6de6445_o

Out n about filming in the Nikko area.

8687617421_ab385c2a1d_o

Visiting Toshogu [東照宮] - I owe you a bunch of photos ><

8687617587_e40ae203c4_o

Mirai Nendoroid and Figma guard our car at all times.

8687617713_d370a9dab5_o

Kiddy trollies in Japanese malls are kinda cool.

8687617797_a3dd9753ec_o

Nice apartment in Tokyo for 130,000 yen/month.

8688736876_7b7c6db6fd_o

Some of the latest Japanese smart phones - which looks good to you?

8688737008_ce76107058_o

Colonel Sanders now has a dragon radar. I learned very recently that they only have these Sanders statues in Japan.

8688737120_e8579cf032_o

A bustling weekend at the Musashikoyama Palm shopping arcade.

8688737270_8029043316_o

The streets of Tokyo in my hood.

8687618383_9f7dbae688_o

No blowing pepper onto passengers.

8687618459_4c341729e5_o

2D characters encourage us to keep to the rules and join the fire brigade.

8687618551_c700552c93_o

Out n about on the Marunouchi line heading to the Bushiroad offices.

8687618689_bcf17b8af4_o

The office of late.

8688737710_d108c6f292_o

Paying a visit to Meiji Jingu in Harajuku.

8688737930_fc9ca73f48_o

Shibuya is gorgeous by night.

8688738036_085089525d_o

Got myself a charger for my playstation controllers - charges two at the same time.
Previous A Week in Tokyo instalments listed up below - I hope to keep up the regular updates ><

Tokyo · CEO Mirai Inc
http://www.dannychoo.com/profile

Director for Culture Japan. Creator of Mirai Suenaga. Member of the Japanese governments METI CIIC.
経済産業省クリエイティブ産業国際展開懇談会委員。
テレビ番組カルチャージャパンのディレクターと司会。
twitter.com/dannychoo
facebook.com/dannychoodotcom

Related

  • Tokyo Photos 4

    The fourth part of the Tokyo Photo series where I aggregate all the latest photos I've been posting to ...

     Wed 13/03/13
    191
    169050
  • Tokyo Photos 5

    The fifth part of the Tokyo Photo series where I aggregate all the latest photos I've been posting to m...

     Sun 13/03/24
    144
    178150
  • Tokyo Photos 3

    The third part of the Tokyo Photo series where I aggregate all the latest photos I've been posting to m...

     Sat 13/01/26
    145
    166173
  • Tokyo Photos 2

    The second part of the Tokyo Photo series where I aggregate all the latest photos I've been posting to ...

     Fri 13/01/04
    173
    170570

Comments

Create Comment Show comments
  1. Loading-pulse