Next Project

I feel like a new project is coming. I’m not exactly sure what kind of shape it will take, but I have things floating in my head, and I’m sort of bored with the status quo that seems to have set in on the site. I’m due for a new issue of GEISHA, and I […]

Multiple Images

Just a note to say that my latest Tokyo Boy entry, “Firecrackers,” has been modified. It was the first time I tried sending a message with multiple images (3), but I hadn’t made the proper adjustments in the Mfop2 template. Things should be OK from now on. And it was quite fun lighting some more […]


As we were taking a midnight stroll a few nights ago, we passed in front of a neighborhood snack, and saw the mama-san walking one of her customers back to his home nearby. A snack is like a very small bar, usually only a counter and a few seats, run by one person (and usually […]

Office in Meguro

As mentioned in Tokyo Boy, I went to the new Office in Meguro last night to say goodbye to Antonin before he left Tokyo (which would have been this morning). The original Office in Gaienmae is one of my favorite cafe/bars, and so I was curious to see how this one would compare. The design […]

Azuma Douri Restaurant Boom

I live just off a street called Azuma, which is a one-way side street with not that much traffic, but a few shops and restaurants along the way. In the past 6 months we’ve started seeing a boom in the area, with new udon, ramen, and other shops opening in succession. This week will see […]


I am now addicted to firecrackers. Summer is firecracker and fireworks season in Japan, and you can find all sorts of firecrackers in the convenience stores. Last night we were taking a midnight stroll, as we often do, and we stopped by at Don Qixote and on impulse picked up a few. I’d been wanting […]

Chou Aniki

This has got to be one of the weirdest games out there. Here’s the description from The Magic Box: Global A Entertainment announced they will release Chou Aniki: Seinaru Protein Densetsu for PlayStation 2 in Japan in October, a remake of Maisya / NCS’s classic shooter, which features two half naked muscle men Adon and […]

Woori Bank

Not a good name for a bank. And with this batch we finish up my pics from our Seoul trip. All the pics were posted in the same order they were taken, so I think it gives you a good idea of how our trip went. I also have some video footage, but that’s mostly […]