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United Arrows Shaved Ice

One of my absolute favorite things about Japan is the profusion of shaved ice in the summer time. From the Dom Pérignon shaved ice at the Grand Prince Takanawa (it’ll set you back a cool ¥30,000, or about $300, but … Continue reading

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Today’s Watercolor: Obon Cucumber Horse & Eggplant Cow

Hey guys! Wow, it’s been a crazy summer so far. Between my presentation at Otakon and the World Heritage Tour in Tomioka, I’ve barely had time to paint anything, let alone post. Luckily this weekend I finally had a chance … Continue reading

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Home again, home again!

Home safe and sound in Japan! Thanks for such a wonderful few days, everybody 😀 Way too short, but pretty great for my first trip home in four years. Thanks to everyone that came out to see me, and for … Continue reading

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New World Order: WakuDoki

  This just in: Toyota wants a viral video hit, and they’ve enlisted our boys in suits to help them get it. There’s a fancy set, there’s a funny monkey, there’s a little bathroom humor, and there’s a wacky dance … Continue reading

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Squid Ink risotto…at McDonald’s!?

Well, Japan may have been knocked out of the World Cup, but I hope that the flavors that the World Cup brought to Japan aren’t knocked out of people’s hearts and marketer’s minds. Marketing masters here in Japan have used … Continue reading

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New Kyary Pamyu Pamyu “Kira Kira Killer” lyrics with English Translation

This is a pretty simple song, and pretty low on actual content. As the third single from the upcoming album, I think that this song is essentially designed to be an earworm. “ピカピカふぁんたじん / Pikapika Fantajin” is coming out on July … Continue reading

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Blog Recommendation: Postacollect!

If you’ve traveled around Japan, you’ve probably seen a certain style of postcards. The design is always distinctive and very modern, but the contents are usually traditional and very location specific. Well, a friend of mine here in Japan has … Continue reading

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Today’s watercolor: Happy Father’s Day!

Interestingly enough, Japan has decided that the colors of Father’s Day are blue and yellow. The flower shops are also full hydrangeas (which makes sense, as it’s perfect hydrangea season) and sunflowers (which makes slightly less sense, as they tend … Continue reading

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Keyaki Hiroba Craft Beer Festival!

Trying something a little different with this week’s video! Last weekend some friends and I went to the Keyaki Hiroba Craft Beer Festival in Saitama. It was a lot of fun and super delicious 😀 Check out the little video I … Continue reading

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Cream Stew Popsicle!?

Time for this week’s YouTube video–the “Cream Stew” Popsicle from Garigari-kun! If you want to participate in this week’s Giveaway, don’t forget to leave a comment on the video 😀  

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