I was happy to see that top shelf pictured at the Junkudo book store in Ikebukuro, bringing together that great little collection of Japanese pop culture books from Kodansha International. I remember that when Arcade Mania came out, because we were the first, it was actually challenging for bookstores to place the book, as it […]
Thursday night I was out in Shibuya for the opening reception of the new Diesel Concept Store, which opens to the public today (November 20). Like the Diesel Denim Gallery in Aoyama, the store features a gallery space, and the opening show is Simon Henwood and Fannie Schiavoni’s “Black Sun” (until February 23). I rather […]
Over the past few weeks I’ve been doing a bunch of overnight trips around Tokyo as I do my research work for the next editions of the Rough Guide to Tokyo and Japan, and it’s been fun. Sure, I’ve had the worst luck when it comes to weather, but there have been some bright spots, […]
Spotted at the Freshness Burger near the KDa office in Ebisu.
I had a chance to check out Daniel‘s exhibition yesterday — the one I posted about — and quite enjoyed what I saw. The best was to have him explain the meaning behind each piece — it was great to hear the justification for each element used. Unbelievably, he’s selling t-shirts for 1,000 yen — […]
After that last post, I just realized I hadn’t put photos from KDa‘s opening for their retrospective exhibition at Gallery MA. It’s a great show — love the use of those blinking signs — and well worth making the short trek from Tokyo Midtown. It runs until June 6.
KDa superstars Mark and Astrid signing their new book, following their lecture last Friday night.
Emperor Hirohito, on a wall off Omotesando. Taken with iPhone using the Toy Camera app.
OK Fred‘s Gorilla Store #3 is now over, but I still wanted to put up a few photos from the space, featuring Malin Baumann‘s items. Really loved the graphic patterns seen on the badges above — each one represents a letter from the alphabet. I’m hoping she follows through with what she told me and […]
On Wednesday I attended the opening for this year’s second edition of 101TOKYO, held again in Akihabara, but this time at the Akiba Square event space inside the UDX building. It’s not really fair to compare this edition to last year’s — they were quite different beasts — so I’ll just congratulate Jason, Kosuke, Donald, […]