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You couldn't make this shit up. Check this guy's outfit - I'd have killed for that get-up back in my early 90s techno days. I took this photo outside our apartment in Shinjuku; apparently this guy was paid to stand there all ...Read More

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While chilling in the gardens around Dembo-in in Asakusa, admiring the beautiful Koi under the bridges, I got chatting to an elderly local called Hideo. I think he just wanted to flex his pretty impressive English skills, but his eyes ...Read More

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Awaking to a surprisingly sunny and very hot November day, we decided to take a short walk down to Shinjuku Gyoen. While I'd been impressed with the serenity of the gardens around the Imperial Palace a couple of days previously, ...Read More

As you can probably imagine, I've been taking a lot of photos while I've been over here in Japan. Due to time constraints and the way Wordpress works, I haven't been able to share as much with you as ...Read More

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I'm always surprised when people moan that no-one talks on the tube in London – I mean, exactly what the fuck are we meant to say? It's pretty much the same on the Tokyo JR lines – no-ones chatting, too ...Read More

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Shinjuku seems to be littered with tiny pet stores and street stalls selling hyperactive puppies and kittens in plastic cages - simultaneously both one of the most disturbing and kawaii things I've ever witnessed. Hand written signs proclaim both the ...Read More

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Just like all the stories you hear, manga is everywhere in Japan. There's racks of it in every supermarket and convenience store you pass, and at lunch times gangs of salary-men and students gather around to silently read it. Today we ...Read More

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So we're here. Finally. Actually, we arrived about 48 hours ago, after what seemed like a week of travelling. Hellish. But, of course, with hindsight completely worth it. Shinjuku is everything all the cliches say it is - Akira, Bladerunner and ...Read More