Month: September 2008

  • PingMag: Tokyo Topographies

    Great interview on PingMag with landscape architect Hajime Ichikawa about his passion for Tokyo topography.

  • September Tokyo Art News

    Ashley brings us another round-up of Tokyo art-related articles over at the Art Space Tokyo blog, this time covering September.

  • Summer

    You may remember that Hiro and Shantell collaborated earlier this year during a live performance at Cafe Pause. They time they go digital, producing the piece “Summer.”

  • The Party That Was

    A big thanks to everyone who made it out to tonight’s launch party — and to Cheapyd for the lovely Chimay — it was indeed a blast! We pretty much sold every copy of the book we had for sale, and it was great to see so many people excited about it. As always, being…

  • Arcade Mania Tonight

    OK, I promise, this is the last mention of tonight’s Arcade Mania party at Cafe Pause. Really. Promise. It’s tonight. 19:00-23:00. Looking forward to it! Pictured, 6955 (Jason DeGroot), who took a break from Fez goings-on to prepare an awesome mix for tonight’s festivities.

  • Digiki in Osaka Tonight

    If you’re in Tokyo, then there’s a little launch party I’d love to see you attend, but if you’re in Osaka, then I don’t think you can beat Digiki and company’s “Asobinite” club event at Namura Creative Center. More info on tonight’s event can be found at Tokyo Fun Party’s site.

  • Back in TYO to Party Like an Arcade Maniac

    And I’m back! After a 9-day journey that had me deep in Mao-era communist glory, I have to say it’s good to be back home. And of course, just in time for tomorrow night’s launch party for Arcade Mania at Cafe Pause. I’m really looking forward to having a good time, seeing lots of people,…

  • Where is On Design?

    No, my monthly design column for The Japan Times has not disappeared. Last month’s “On Design” was just a shorter version because of space issues with other content on the Lifestyle page, and this month’s column appears next week instead of the usual 4th Tuesday because of this week’s holiday. Also, this week’s Tokyo post…

  • Individual Fashion Expo IV Report

    Patrick Macias reports on the Individual Fashion Expo IV, first in a series.

  • Foreign Magazines Disappear from Japan

    I’ve noticed recently that a lot of foreign magazines were not getting newer issues in a few bookstores, and now I know why (via Japan Probe). Because of the recent bankruptcy of distributor Yohan, no more magazines — they controlled about 95% of the market. So when I was trying to pick up the latest…