Tag Archives: Tokyo

Old Tokyo in Color

Traditional Japanese art tends to be highly stylized, so it’s wonderful to see an historical yet realistic representation in the art of Cincinnati born artist Robert Frederick Blum. He lived in

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Tokyo Sky Tree Kit Kats!

A friend of mine picked these up in Tokyo recently! We were a bit disappointed that the box contained three smaller boxes instead of some epically loooooong Kit Kat wafers, but they still tasted yummy. They reminded us of those … Continue reading

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The Black Eyed Peas’ Love Song to Japan

A good friend of ours posted this video yesterday, saying that he missed Anime Expo. The lyrics are quite relevant (“I just can’t get enough” really resonates with those feelings of “con withdrawal” that always come up after such an … Continue reading

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The Green-Eyed Geisha Calls It Quits?

Westerners do seem to love the mythos of the Geisha, and I’m no exception. Obviously I’ve read Arthur Golden’s most famous novel, as well as the memoir of Mineko Iwesaki. I love Liza Dalby, who is generally considered to be … Continue reading

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ハニトスト! Honey Toast!

You know it’s a good weekend when there’s Karaoke, and last weekend involved not one but TWO trips to Pasela. Pasela seems to be all the rage in Tokyo right now, and they have a huge selection of songs, with … Continue reading

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Ueno is Panda Crazy!

When we went to Tokyo last weekend, the trains were still a bit disrupted, so instead of landing in Shinjuku or Ikebukuro as usual, our final stop was Ueno. This was a happy occasion, because we haven’t gotten much chance … Continue reading

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Alice’s Adventures in Harajuku: Walk, Walk, Fashion Baby

So as I mentioned, we spent this past weekend in Tokyo. Even though Tokyo Anime Fair was canceled, some of our friends still made the trip, and there was a lot going on. There was epic Karaoke, wandering around Akihabara … Continue reading

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Tokyo is not deserted!

Hey guys! Here’s a shot from the Yamanote Line on Sunday afternoon around 5, passing through Harajuku. Tokyo seems to be mostly back to normal, though there are a few

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