It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of AyaBambi, and so not only am I happy to see them in this video, but this is just an amazing example of projection mapping, to a degree I’ve never seen before. It was done using a new kind of projector called the DynaFlash *1, developed at Tokyo University’s Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory. The video itself was produced by TOKYO and WOW.
I haven’t had a chance to read through all of it yet, but Eater has posted what looks like a fantastic guide to eating in Tokyo. There’s tons of content, including a massive essay by Craig on pizza (no joke).
“Chicano” is a short documentary by Louis Ellison and Jacob Hodgkinson that looks at the similarities and differences between Chicano (Mexican American) culture in America and in Japan. It was shot in Tokyo and Osaka.
Time Out Tokyo takes a look at the next mega complex to open in Tokyo, the pictured Ginza Six. It opens on April 20. Here’s also a slick video about the complex.
This is such a great project. “YamanoteYamanote” sees two Tokyo-based designers (Julien Mercier and Julien Wulff) produce a pair of posters inspired by each of the 29 stations on the Yamanote line. They’ve produced posters for Akihabara (pictured), Kanda, and Tokyo so far. Via Tokyo Soup.
It was pretty exciting to see the photo you see here, taken as a giant banner for the game I worked on for most of 2016 was being put up in Akihabara. We all know that western releases don’t get that much attention in Japan, and so it’s pretty great to see For Honor get featured front and center in the heart of Tokyo’s “electronic” district. I also see that Famitsu is hosting a special site dedicated to the game.
Photo of Tokyo, circa 2010, taken by Sebastian Mayer.
Borderless Cafe is another site to add to your “Tokyo Cafe Hunting” folder — come on, we all have one, right? I especially like the posts under the “tokoyocoffeescene” tag. Thanks go out to Patrick Benny for the heads-up on this one.
State of Tokyo is a rather nice new site by Alex Abian covering the people and places of Tokyo, with beautiful photography throughout. Looks like it’s going to be fun to follow, with coverage of places like Takeo, a tiny little restaurant in Shibuya that is run in the mornings by the pictured Takeo (in the afternoon, it turns into a different restaurant).
I don’t know where this image is from — I found it via this tweet — but I like it.
Update: It’s from this “Pixie Says Series” by Zivan Rosic (thanks, Shaun).