Category: Pop culture
On November 1st the PPAP, or Pen Pineapple Apple Pen, Café opened on the fourth floor of the Tokyo Sky Tree, and I, being no stranger to viral Internet comedy, was ready to go.
November 16, 2016
Have you ever watched a movie and looked at the background, perhaps the buildings, the mountains and seas or maybe even just the layout of the road and thought to yourself “I’ve been there before”?
November 2, 2016
When you walk into the restaurant, you will be surrounded by posters and toys from generations ago. Old movie posters from the 60s, advertisement signs, country flags used during school sports days, discontinued Astro-boy figures……
September 28, 2016
Known for Maid Cafes, electronic stores and being an overall otaku (Japanese for nerd) paradise, Akihabara is one of Tokyo's most famous spots. Many people will tell you to check out Yodobashi Camera or the AKB48 Café. However, today we are going to talk about one of Akihabara’s lesser known treasures. Smaller shops that carry used goods.
September 13, 2016
Summer in Japan and ghost stories have always been a pair. I ventured on a chilling adventure to the GeGeGe no Kitarou exhibition held at Sunshine City, Ikebukuro, in Tokyo. The exhibition featured the life of the genius that is Mizuki Shigure and his beloved characters.
September 13, 2016
There is no doubt that, by now, the Pocket Monsters are one of the most famous symbols and image of contemporary Japanese animation, video-games and entertainment business sector. On the second floor of the Sunshine City alpa shopping mall is Japan's largest Pokemon Center: the Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo. So let us go and 'Catch 'em All'!
July 23, 2016
Everyone absolutely has known about Doraemon, if not all we have at least heard about Doraemon. With his ability to take out unique equipments from his pocket, many people are left wondering and yearning to own his equipments in their real lives. There is no need to dream of those equipments for too long, scientists have recreated some of Doraemon's equipments in our real life.
July 9, 2016
When you visit Japan, you’ve got to get at least one set of 'purikura', or print club, stickers to take home as a souvenir. These fun photo booths come in a variety of styles, but they’re all easy to use. Here’s how to work them even if you don’t speak Japanese, plus a bit of history.
June 15, 2016