Tag: Shinjuku

  • Yayoi Kusama Museum

    I’d love to visit the upcoming Yayoi Kusama Museum in Shinjuku, opening in October — not only to take in her work, but the building itself looks quite nice. You’ll find more details in this Spoon & Tamago post. On a related note, here in Montreal we live near the Musée des Beaux Arts, and…

  • Deep in Golden Gai

    I love this shot taken in Tokyo’s Golden Gai area. Via Tokyoluv.

  • Tokyo Interiors

    My buddy Luis Mendo has a brand new collection of lovely prints on display at the Isetan department store in Shinjuku, part of an electric display project called Electric Objects. You’ll find all the details on Luis’s site.

  • ItaCafe

    Another maid cafe opens in Tokyo. Who cares you say? Well, ItaCafe in Shinjuku isn’t just any old maid cafe, it’s a Russian maid cafe, with cosplayer Nastyan (pictured) being one of the founders. The Japan Times has a write-up about it.

  • Urban Layers

    My friend Mare is a game creator (maker, with her partner Raigan, of the fantastic N series) and she’s currently spending some time in Tokyo, something that has turned into an annual sojourn for the team. The reason for this post though is to share a fantastic mood board that Mare just shared through Pinterest,…

  • YMCK October Calendar

    Looks like chiptune band YMCK has been sharing a special calendar each month — pictured here is the just-released October one (from this tweet). Also, YMCK vocalist Midori Kurihara will be DJing tomorrow night (Sunday, October 2) at the 8bit Cafe in Shinjuku, 19:00 to 23:00. Found via Tokyo’s Coolest Sound.

  • I’m So Over This Summer Thing

    So how’s your summer going? Is it hot enough for you? I can assure you that here in Tokyo we have had our fair share of hot weather, and it’s in no hurry to stop: A quick look at my weather widget shows a pretty steady mid-thirties for the rest of the week. Enough of…

  • Okutama

    It’s been quite a while since I’ve been out hiking, something that was rectified earlier today when we headed out to the Okutama area. We decided to head to Mitake mountain, and took a cable car up (pictured above), with the idea of walking down (we didn’t really have time to walk both ways). It…

  • Taking It to the Streets

    This past Saturday we walked all the way down from Ikebukuro to Harajuku with the dog, mostly because we wanted to spend some time at the big “dog run” area inside Yoyogi park. It made for quite a pleasant outing (if a long walk), and we also walked around Aoyama a bit — I wanted…