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Moriyama Daido


Photographer Moriyama Daido signing books yesterday at Nadiff in Aoyama. Nadiff is also hosting a small exhibition of his pictures, along with Araki’s, which I suppose is in conjunction with the Tokyo Opera City show, “Moriyama, Shinjuku, Araki.”


Craig Mod

0974199508.01._SCMZZZZZZZ_Neon Sight Japan has an interview up with Chin Press Music’s Craig Mod. Looks like more will be added in the coming days, so be sure to check again. And if you haven’t already, buy yourself a copy of KUHAKU.


Samurai Champloo Is Back!

In case you missed it, SAMURAI CHAMPLOO is back, and oh my, what a great return. The second season kicks off with a great episode that manages to allude to Harajuku (Ura-Edo), graffiti artists, and even manages a cameo by a certain Warholian lover of art… Seems like the show is turning more and more into and ASTERIX & OBELIX portrayal of the past (or even LUCKY LUKE) — Goscinny was brilliant at mocking the present in the middle of his Roman-era setting. It’s great to have the show back on air, and watching it I really got the feeling that I was reuniting with some old friends.

Oh, and is the Czech picture book in the recent episodes of MONSTER the creepiest thing ever or what! The episode that recounts the story, in the style of the book, chilled me to the bones.

Architecture Design

Irie Keiichi


Have a look at the amazing work of designer Irie Keiichi at his recently launched site. A beautiful collection of homes (pictured above is his “C House”), museums, office spaces, and furniture. Link via


Architectural Tour

Excite Japan offers a stunning flash tour of some of the big architectural sites in Tokyo. Very nicely photographed. Link via


Canon Powershot A95


I’ve been due for a new camera for what feels like ages now, and after a week or so of research, I settled on the Canon Powershot A95. It’s not the coolest digital camera out there, but it looks like the perfect combination of what I was looking for in a camera. I only got it last night, so haven’t had that much of a chance to use it yet, but I’m sure you’ll be seeing the results here soon.

Art Events

Move on Asia


Damn, can’t believe I missed this. Ends tomorrow (Sunday), but I won’t be able to go.

“Move on Asia” is coming to Japan! Originally held at Seoul, Korea in May 2004, “Move on Asia” is an Art Festival covering animation and single-channel video art. Works by 45 artists from 11 countries will be on display, in hopes that this network of Alternative Space artists will further expand and flourish. (Tokyo Art Beat)

It’s happening at the Tokyo Wonder Site in Ueno. Get more info at the TAB page.


Plants at Livina


I liked this plant display at Yamagiwa Livina (a design select shop) in Akihabara.


Singapore Pics

3912924_df79ada4a9_mI’m finally done uploading pics from my trip to Singapore on Flickr, and they’re all on one page, here. I would normally recommend viewing them in the slideshow mode, but they look quite awful that way, because of the compression.


Paper Katamari


If you haven’t tried the PS2 game KATAMARI DAMACY yet, well, what are you waiting for? It’s fun as hell, addicting (believe me), and features a killer soundtrack. The following site has a pattern that you can print out to then build the main character of the game. Sure, doing so probably puts you in a level of gaming adoration that you might not want to share publicly, but hey, I think I crossed that point a long, long time ago. Link via Boing Boing.