Happening in Tokyo

  • February 2 and 3 you can catch a program of classic Japanese cinema, “Rediscovery of YAMAMOTO Satsuo” (it’s part 9 in “The Japan Foundation Film Series”), at OAG Haus (next to the Canadian Embassy) in Akasaka. Films will be shown with English subtitles, with entry at only 600 yen per screening. You’ll find the schedule and additional details here.
  • This Friday (January 25) sees the opening of a new bookstore and publishing company, Shibuya Publishing Booksellers. The party is from 18:00 to 22:00.
  • Just a reminder that next Tuesday (January 29, 19:00-22:00) sees the “Hitotoki Hitoban” event/party at the Pink Cow in Shibuya. I’ll be reading the story I wrote for the site.

Cafe Pause T Gallery: Burn Suburbia


We have some new t-shirts for sale at the Cafe Pause T Gallery, five designs from Burn Suburbia. Each design is inspired by (and created in) a particular city.


From left: Tokyo (XS and S), Toronto (S and M), London (S and M), Phoenix (S), and Brooklyn (S and M).

Unlike previous collections, you can also order these through me (by paypal, to jean@jeansnow.net). Each design is sold at 3500 yen, plus 500 yen for shipping (anywhere). Stock is very limited, so please check with me before ordering to see if your size is still available.

Creative GBG Contest Winners


The results are in, and below is the list of 8 winners for our Creative GBG contest:

  • Joe
  • Joseph Keenan
  • Julian Littler
  • Paul Baron
  • Ian Walker
  • Patrick Benny
  • Meri Joyce
  • Nadia Gisler

We have 24 items to hand out. Each winner gets to choose 3 items from the list below, so please get in touch to let me know what you want as your prize. First come first serve, so if what you want is already taken, you’ll need to substitute. I will prepare gift packs at Cafe Pause with your name on it, which you can pick up anytime.

Here are the prize items:

  • 1 copy of the TALENT COMMUNITY DVD (shorts by Lars Nilsson)
  • 6 copies of Karl Larsson’s FORM FORCE (book design by Methams Pool — the smaller red-ish book pictured in image #3 above)
  • 5 copies of OEI NONSENS (book design by Methams Pool — the large book pictured in image #3 above)
  • 3 photos by Daniel Grizelj (pictured in image #4 above)
  • Elvine jacket (size S)
  • Elvine pants (size 31)
  • Elvine t-shirt (size M)
  • Elvine black jeans (size 27)
  • Elvine ladies shirt (size S)
  • 3 Elvine hats
  • Nudie Cafe t-shirt by PMKFA