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Spring

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Spring is already being felt here in Tokyo. Today I left home early in the afternoon for work and it was already 19 outside. Pictured here are plum blossoms, almost as beautiful as cherry blossoms, in front of a neighbor’s home. The sakura should start appearing in a couple of weeks.

Shot taken with the A5403CA mobile phone.

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Lord of the Pachinko

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I finally got to see RETURN OF THE KING, and absolutely loved it. Here’s an ad for a LORD OF THE RINGS pachinko machine.

Shot taken with the A5403CA mobile phone.

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Quiet

You might have noticed that things have slowed down around here of late, and there’s a reason for that. I’ve been having trouble with my legs, enough that I’m uncomfortable sitting in front of the computer for long periods of time. The pic of the Tokyo Tower you saw the other day in the moblog was taken while I went to the Tokyo Medical and Surgical Clinic, on the opposite side of the street. The doctor didn’t have much to say, but they’re testing me for a bunch of things, and I’ll get the results this Thursday. Nothing much to do in the meantime but wait, live with the pain, and hope it’s nothing too serious.

Oh, and a huge thanks goes out to the people on the JapanBloggers mailing list who were quick to recommend English-speaking clinics in Tokyo to me. Believe it or not, but after all these years in Japan this was my first time going to a hospital for something serious (last time I went to a hospital for a health check was 7 years ago). I’d been to a local Japanese clinic once or twice for stomach virus problems, but that was just to get some medicine to calm things down. I chose the above clinic as it had been mentioned by a few people, and they had a website with a lot of info. I’m glad I went as the service was great. Expensive, yes, but I was expecting that.

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Shibuya Screen

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Pretty typical view of Shibuya, but I admit that I still find it cool. Neo-Tokyo is alive and well.

Shot taken with the A5403CA mobile phone.

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Paranoia Agent 1 Online

For those who want a peak of Kon Satoshi’s new series, WOWOW (the satellite network that’s showing it) has just posted the first episode in its entirety online.

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Almond Corner

Klein Dytham Architecture is presently holding their exhibit ALMOND CORNER IS ROPPONGI CROSSING at SuperDeluxe until March 6. Here’s the RT blurb:

If the artists jostling at Mori Art Museum are creating a formation to advocate the revitalization of Japanese aplomb (in a “zone pressing” of sorts), then nearby Super Deluxe is providing the libero, selected from artists appearing at their numerous (more-or-less Mori-related) superb events. Exhibiting at Super Deluxe until March 6 are Klein-Dytham Architects. The theme of their show is Almond, the pink-and-white-striped coffee shop on the corner of Roppongi Crossing that has been watching people traverse the intersection for decades. Those pink and white stripes now dominate the interior of Super Deluxe, and to have them staring at you from every direction is an uncanny experience.

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Zebraman Review

THE DAILY YOMIURI reviews the new Miike Takashi film.

Zebraman is a project by Kudo and Miike designed to help seasoned actor Sho Aikawa celebrate his 100th lead role in a film. Kudo penned the original script, laden with his customary offbeat jokes, and Miike added much of the flair to mark the milestone.

This is the second Miike film in a row getting a big promotional push. Aikawa Sho was all over TV recently promoting it, as well as hosting some ZEBRAMAN specials. The film itself looks like a lot of fun.

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Messenger Bag

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That’s a big bag.

Shot taken with the A5403CA mobile phone.

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Print Poster

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This is a picture I took in December while visiting the Jean Nouvel exhibit. I thought it was an interesting way to present a poster for a show.

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Stugats

Someone just made the following comment to an old post:

Man those chicks in that show are sooo fucking hot I wish I was a cartoon character so I could bone every single one of them, mmmmmm I want that sweet pussy of theirs I LOVE WANKIN OFF TO THEM YAYAYAYA THERES JIZZ COVERING MY SCREEN Rah xephon SUCKS THE STUGATS I WANT THOSE CHICKS TO SUCK MY STUGATS!!!

What the fuck is a stugat?