Elements of Culture at Gion Corner

January 18, 2013   by  |  Travel  |  No Comments
Elements of Culture at Gion Corner

I like the idea of having this sort of ‘taster’ session for multiple aspects of Japanese culture, and so the performance at Gion Corner in Kyoto offers several vignettes of Japanese arts such as a tea ceremony, various dances and a puppet performance. I’m especially intrigued by the Maiko and Geisha culture so this was a great experience for me to learn a little bit about each area. Read More

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Caretta Christmas Illumination

December 1, 2012   by  |  Travel  |  1 Comment
Caretta Christmas Illumination

Caretta Christmas Illumination 2012 at Shiodome, TokyoSeason Greeting’s to all, With Christmas round the corner, it’s that time of the year to be merry and joyous. Folks in Tokyo can enjoy the spirit of the season by seeing the multiple illumination events happening around town. Read More

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The Most Sophisticated Starbucks in Kobe

November 18, 2012   by  |  Travel  |  1 Comment

The Most Sophisticated StarbucksBeing the Starbucks regular that I am, I was intrigued when a friend told me about this rumor going around that there is one store in Kobe to be perhaps the most sophisticated of them all. So when I visited Kobe during my holidays I made sure to check it out. Read More

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A Monthly Dose of G’s Magazine

April 9, 2012   by  |  Travel  |  13 Comments
A Monthly Dose of G's Magazine

Dengeki G's MagazineFor anime lovers, Japanese magazine publisher ASCII Media Works provide fans across the world a great monthly magazine to enjoy called Dengeki G’s Magazine which is loaded with information along with awesome pictures of all the cutest bishoujo anime and game characters in Japan. Read More

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The Adventures of Travelling Holo

January 5, 2012   by  |  Travel  |  1 Comment
The Adventures of Travelling Holo

Project Holo in China (Great Wall)
Suitcase Check! Passport Check! Visa Check! Holo Check! And off I went to China for my holiday. It was the 8th of September 2011 and the crazy thing is that this trip was so dis-organised I still wonder how I managed to pull this one off. Read More

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Exploring the World of K-ON! at Toyosato Elementary School

November 28, 2011   by  |  Travel  |  26 Comments

Toyosato Elementary School - K-ON! PilgrimageDuring my 3-week stay in Japan, thanks to my prior thorough preparations, I was able to visit quite a few places that appeared in some anime series. Probably the most impressive experience was my visit to the real life model for Sakura High School from K-ON! located in the small rural town called Toyosato which I had to go a bit out of my way to check it out. Read More

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A Mouthful of Demachi Futaba’s Authentic Mochi

November 16, 2011   by  |  Travel  |  9 Comments

Demachi FutabaIn the quiet area of Demachiyanagi, north of Kyoto away from the busy tourist spots, there is a well established confectionery shop one ought to stop by. This Charming little shop is called Demachi Futaba and offers a variety of Japanese traditional sweets known as Mochi, cakes made of rice and bean paste. Read More

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Life-size Anime Cardboard Cut-out of Holo from Spice & Wolf

August 11, 2011   by  |  Travel  |  49 Comments
Life-size Anime Cardboard Cut-out of Holo from Spice & Wolf

Life-size Anime Carboard Cut-out of Holo from Spice and Wolf
Spice and Wolf was, to me, 2006′s biggest surprise and an instant favorite. Originally a Japanese light novel series written by Isuna Hasekura it wasnt too long until the novel branched out into having both manga and anime adaptation in such a short timeframe (2007 and 2008). Its unique, charming, enjoyable, calm and beautiful in its manifold details, Spice and Wolf is simply a delight to sit down by after a long day and simply enjoy. Read More

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Buying Anime Blu-ray’s

June 18, 2011   by  |  Travel  |  29 Comments
Buying Anime Blu-ray's

Anime Blu-rayWatching anime in Blu-ray format sure is something really amazing. Given that Blu-ray’s awesome visuals are matched by the stunning depth and complexity of the surround-sound there’s no arguing that Blu-ray is the superior format when it comes to audio and video. It just is. Read More

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My New AKG K701 Headphones

April 13, 2011   by  |  Travel  |  34 Comments
My New AKG K701 Headphones

AKG K701 Headphones Hello all, It seems that the folks around my block dont like my loud music which is a shame because its good music what a shame but its okay I just purchased these beautiful AKG K701 headphones! Read More

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