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 […]
TAB‘s new Tokyo Art Map — their first anniversary edition — is out, and it looks great as always. If you can’t find one in town, you can also download a PDF version.
Absolutely stunning poster of the Tokyo railway system by Korean designer Zero Per Zero, that acts as a map and a calendar. I’ve seen the full-size version of last year’s edition — it hangs at the AQ offices — and it looks even better when seen up close. You can purchase it online through White […]
Studio 360 spent some time in Japan, resulting in a very entertaining podcast — there are also video bits on the site — that covers a few cultural points of interest. Some friends of mine collaborated on the project: Lisa Katayama and Roland Kelts each file reports and accompany the host on tours to a […]
Over at the AQ blog, Paul — yes, Mr. TAB — takes a look at a few art maps for Tokyo, which you can view in a very nice full-screen slideshow. Even better, it’s first in a series. Reminds me that I have to give him the Hong Kong art map I picked up for […]
Time to find a new meeting spot in Roppongi. Almond Cafe — the branch which has occupied that particular corner of the Roppongi intersection since 1964 — is closing tomorrow to make way for a new building (the current building is apparently too old). This article also notes that Almond was the first company in […]
The new Tokyo Art Map from TAB — covering December/January — is now out around town, with a downloadable PDF version also available. Nice use of silver!
It was a long time coming — you may remember that I worked on the project — but the first volume of the Tokyo Realtime series of audio tours finally came out a few weeks ago, and I have to say that it came out beautifully (note that I’m no longer involved). I remember when […]
Could Ikebukuro be getting its very own Chinatown? A plan by some Chinese store and restaurant owners to create a community named “Tokyo Chinatown Ikebukuro” to promote interaction with their local Japanese neighbors is getting a negative reaction. What’s the problem? There has been trouble between Japanese and Chinese businesspeople over problems such as garbage […]
Had lunch with Micke (PMKFA) yesterday in Aoyama, which marked our first “Creative Gentlemen’s Lunch Club” in quite a while. We had cheese burgers at J.S. Burgers, and because of the absolutely terrific weather were able to eat out on the terrace (I even took my jacket off). We then went to his office, which […]