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Got some time to kill? Then check out this photo set on Flickr - all my photos from my recent trip to Tokyo, in lovely high-res. Or hit the link below to watch them in a slideshow. All 1353 of ...Read More

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I know a lot of people really dug the Anime Guide to Headphones image I posted up a few months ago, myself included, so I couldn't resist picking up the book it was meant to promote when I stumbled across ...Read More

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As mentioned in an earlier post, we survived the melee of the Ghibli Museum shop, even if we were left more than a few thousand yen poorer by the experience… First of our spoils is this beautifully printed Mei and the ...Read More

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Some of the coolest things I picked up in Tokyo were a trio of Katsuhiro Otomo art books – although sadly they weren’t for me, intended instead for my favourite Otomo-san obsessive Al T. Shame, as I would have liked ...Read More

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Despite having been boringly safely back in the UK for over a month now, I’m still only just managing to mentally process everything we saw and experienced in Tokyo. A major highlight for us, in fact one of the main ...Read More

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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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Shibuya was the only place in Tokyo that I felt slightly disappointed with. Initially anyway. After paying our respects to wonder-dog Hachiko at the stations exit (if you don't know the heart-wrenching story, it really is essential reading), we headed into ...Read More

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Look, I know what you come here for. Really. I mean, I'm sure you've been enjoying reading about the last few days exploring Tokyo's ancient monuments and culture, but I know what you're thinking. Where the fuck is the anime and ...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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You could be forgiven, on first arriving at Asakusa on the Ginza subway line, that you've descended into Japanese tourist-trap hell. And to some extent you'd be right; it certainly seems to be the most touristy place I visited in ...Read More