Edit Tokyo

I’ve always liked the concept of Shimokitazawa’s B&B (book & beer), and now they’re expanding with a temporary (until March of next year) space in Ginza under the name Edit Tokyo, on the 6th floor of the Sony Building. The focus will be on publications that focus on Tokyo, and it’ll include a selection of […]

Guide to Yanaka

My buddy Said Karlsson has written quite a few guides for Navitime’s JapanTravel site, and his latest contribution is for the lovely Yanaka neighborhood of Tokyo. The best thing about these posts is that they all feature great photography by Said. I also like this post that offers up a selection of kissaten (old style coffeeshops).

Rodney Fun Shop

Want to get some lovely Parappa the Rapper and Rodney goods? The Rodney Fun Shop (or RodneyFun.Com Shop) is there for you, jam packed with all manner of merch covered with the art of Rodney Alan Greenblat’s characters. So much stuff I’d love to get here. And speaking of these characters, a new series of […]

Ginza Place

The latest project from my former employer (and good friends) Klein Dytham Architects is a gorgeous one, and takes the form of the brand new Ginza Place building in Ginza, which hosts swanky new showrooms for Nissan and Sony. It opened today. Here’s how KDa’s Mark Dytham describes the project: Our latest project, Ginza Place, opens […]

Maki Nomiya’s Un Homme et Une Femme

One of the first friends I made when I moved to Tokyo was Patrick Benny, who I had met through a Pizzicato Five mailing list (P5ML) — I met quite a few good friends that way, including W. David Marx and Jesper Larsson. We all shared a love for Shibuya-kei music, and Patrick was especially into […]