Tokyo by Tokyo

I posted about it over at PechaKucha Daily last week — where you can see a few images from a PKN presentation — but I certainly need to mention here as well Claska‘s new bilingual (English/Japanese) pocket cityguide, Tokyo by Tokyo. The idea was to invite 70 creatives — our good friend Marxy is even in the mix — who each contributed their favorite Tokyo spots. Each entry even tells you which other entries are nearby, and there are also coordinates for use on Google Maps.

The price is definitely right (1,200 yen) and it can be found in stores around the city — Claska sells it online through its website, but the interface is Japanese-only.

Update: It’s also available through Amazon Japan.

Gelmannica 2009

Celebrated designer and media artist Gelman has been tied into Tokyo’s electronic music scene for a while now — through his associations with Minimal Tokyo and his “Gelman Lounge” events — and now he’s bringing things to a new level with the inaugural edition of Gelmannica, “the first international festival for electronic music and media arts.”

Headliners include Apparat, Ed Chamberlain, and Magnum 30 on the main floor at Unit, with the basement Saloon hosting the “Gelmannica Party of Parties,” featuring DJs and VJs from Tokyo’s best parties. It all happens Friday, April 10 from 23:00 — 3,500 yen at the door, 3,000 with flyer, which you can download here.

Update: Artist profiles have now been added — you can access them from the “Artists” page.