Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tilt shift calendar

Check this link out to view's Uniqlo's amazing tilt shift videos which enhance the toy town quality of Japanese life.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Medicom Toy Exhibition

I'm a huge Bearbrick fan which is why I'm totally gutted that I'm going to miss the Medicom Toy Exhibition at Parco from 20 June to 29 June. It's only 300 yen to get in, bargain.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Akira Uno at Parco

I recently went to Parco's 1969 art exhibition and was really blown away by the design of Akira Uno, see above. His work really reminds me of Aubrey Beardsley but unfortunately I couldn't find more of it online. If you want to check it out the show ends 15 June.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Racist march Shibuya

While enjoying a lovely meal outside with my friend yesterday in Shibuya this 'orrible bunch walked past destroying our peaceful Sunday with megaphones screaming out hysterical anti-Chinese messages. Their message was for "bad Chinese get out of Japan", specifically Chinese mafia. But we don't think they were too picky with who they wanted out of Japan. Many customers at the cafe were foreigners like me and one guy faced us screaming "foreigners get out of Japan" through his megaphone. Though this kind of thing is depressing I was heartened to see that there weren't many people in the demo (only about 70 or so) and passersby were ignoring them. We have the national front in the UK who are equally vile but usually anti-racist groups stage demos on the same day. However this often leads to violence so one wonders if the Japanese reaction of pretending they're not there isn't better after all.

Space management

No parking space for your car? Just use your shop front like this business in Ningyocho, Nihonbashi.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Umbrella vending machine in Roppongi

What a nifty idea and only 300 yen. Now we just have to find the fabled panty vending machine.