Geisha.6

Well, I couldn’t stay away from the Mac, and ended up finishing the new GEISHA tonight. To view issue 6, click on the new icon in the Geisha box to the right. Enjoy. And now for news of the next issue. I’ve decided to ask friends to contribute one page each, making it a guest […]

Jackson Onigiri

I’m watching ONE NIGHT ROCK’N’ROLL, a sketch comedy show with the groups Garage Sale, Ameagari, and DonDokoDon. They were spoofing the Michael Jackson interviews with Martin Bashir, and one of Michael’s kids took Michael’s nose off. stuffed it with rice to make an onigiri (rice ball) and offered it to Bashir. Only in Japan…

Update

Just a note to let you know what’s going on with all the stuff I recently promised (the TOKYO BOY site and the ezine). The intense amount of time I’ve been spending in front of the computer this past week or so has led to sore eyes and headaches, so I’m trying to spend some […]

Koinobori

The koinobori, which you see floating in the wind, are used to celebrate boys day (May 5th). The picture was taken in Koma, where we spent the afternoon yesterday walking around and enjoying the open air. The next few days of pics will be from that outing.

I Am the Doyenne!

Thanks to Lil for pointing out this post to me: I enjoy keeping tabs on the Japan Bloggers who congregate at Yahoo Groups. These are some seventy expats from all around the world sharing the experience of living and working in Japan. Jean Snow is the doyenne of this salon, it seems. Cerebral Soup is […]

Densha

I was checking out esthet.org and found this link to the terrific DENSHA short. Really nice use of motion graphics, sounds, and the busy Shinjuku station visuals. I’d seen this for the first time a few years ago on the sampler DVD I got with my RES subscription (back in the days when RES actually […]

AXIS 103

Yesterday I picked up the new issue of AXIS, a Japanese design magazine that is published in a bilingual format (Japanese and English). It’s becoming one of my favorite magazines. This issue’s feature articles take a look at the infrastructure of Dutch design.

Squirrel Curry

The sign in the middle has “risucaree” written on it, which translates to “squirrel curry.” Not really sure what this is about, but it could be some kind of brand name, as I’m pretty sure that nobody in Japan eats squirrel.

Cubismo Grafico

My friend Patrick went to a Cubismo Grafico gig last night in Shimo-Kitazawa, and then wrote this report about the show for the P5 mailing list: Tonight I went to see Cubismo Grafico Five at Shimokitazawa Shelter! It was my first time at this venue, which is very small, and it was really crowded! Chabe […]