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4th International Friendly Fun Run

4th International Friendly Fun Run

Autumn is upon us and it is a great time for some outdoor activities.  For anyone with an interest in running the NPO Active International Association (a registered non-profit organization) is holding its fourth, “International Friendly Run”.  It has... read more
Evolution by Girugamesh

Evolution by Girugamesh

This year I’ve been listening to a lot of new music like Babymetal and the Mootekkis.  And to add to that list is Girugamesh which I found recently.  Officially they are listed as a visual kei group but looking at this clip they could be something a little... read more
Tokyo Game Show 2014

Tokyo Game Show 2014

The Tokyo Game Show for 2014 was another success I thought.  Well, the official numbers were down when compared to last year – 251, 832 versus 270, 197 but with that number of people there it still all looked good.  As always the focus was on Japan with the... read more
Shinjuku Gyoen closed due to Dengue Fever

Shinjuku Gyoen closed due to Dengue Fever

NOTICE:  Shinjuku Gyoen has now reopened.  If you hold a passport for the park please take it to the main office and they will extend it for an extra 40 days. As you’ve probably seen in the papers or on the television, dengue fever has been reported in central... read more
Takaido Photowalk

Takaido Photowalk

Today I did my first photowalk.  I’ve been wanting to do one for a while as it is something I’ve never done.  Since I started my blog, I’ve always gone to a place I’ve wanted to show you such as a park, museum or event etc, but never have I... read more
Koenji Awa Odori 2014

Koenji Awa Odori 2014

The Koenji Awa Odori is always an amazing event.  I’ve been to it many times now and it never ceases to amaze me.  Over the two nights it has 10,000 people perform watched by about one million people.  Events can’t get bigger than this I think.  The Awa... read more
Sengakuji – home of the 47 ronin under threat

Sengakuji – home of the 47 ronin under threat

Yesterday I visited Sengakuji to get some photos for my latest article about it.  As I walked in I noticed a building going up next to the front gate.  On that front gate was a sign written, “We object to that apartment (i.e. the one next to the gate) being... read more
All Student Art Festival – Gakuten 2014

All Student Art Festival – Gakuten 2014

Today was the first time for the All Student Art Festival – Gakuten to be held.  The venue was Tokyo’s Big Sight in Odaiba and as the name of the event suggests, every artist who participated was a student.  Considering how young some of them were I... read more
Awa Odori in Shimokitazawa – 2014

Awa Odori in Shimokitazawa – 2014

The Awa Odori festival season has already started in many places, and tonight it was held in Shimokitazawa.  It is held through tight winding streets with the crowd right up against the dancers.  I got there a little early and was lucky to see one group, the... read more

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