Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Evening in Tokyo

Hi Everybody, it's been a long time since I updated this blog. I went to Tokyo, mainly to Akihabara, to feel the atmosphere of the capital. 

 The main purpose was to have dinner at this Chinese restaurant that was near Ochanomizu station. The name of this restaurant was Sekkomon (石庫門). I've had an eye on this for a few weeks.

The taste was really good. It was so good that I felt like visiting it for a second time. This is fried chicken. I could choose spiciness and this was the least spicy one.

When I got out of the restaurant I could see this Christmas tree lit up. Too early for the holy day? I think so too.

On my way back I could see these pretty trees with illuminations. You can see this on the street in front of UDX building in Akihabara.

I took this pic in the morning. Do you know the anime Space Battle Ship Yamato? Its new movie is due on December 6. Here is its link. This was its ad on Sofmap.

The night before this day a big earthquake hit Nagano prefecture. I was concerned about my acquaintance but no deaths have been reported so far, for which I'm thankful.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Itasha (痛車) in Akihabara

Hi, let me show you two pics of Itasha (car with anime artwork) that I took in Akihabara the other day. Mostly the streets of AKihabara are really congested and there are many patrol cars watching us. But sometimes you get surprised by the boisterous sounds of Itasha roaring past you. 

I don't know who those girls are, and even though I'm familiar with anime I'm only 50% correct about the girls on Itasha. 

A bit rare one. Itabike. Oh, I forgot to tell you but "sha" is written as 車 in Kanji. and it means car.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Rokurinsha (六厘舎)

Hi, it's finally the season of my favorite area Akihabara. It's because "Aki" means fall in English, and it's when you can walk about in this anime area without sweating. But I went to Tokyo last week to have a kind of Ramen "Tsukemen" that was available in Tokyo station. 

When I go to Tokyo I can't avoid Akihabara because the terminal station of the TX line is Akihabara. I had some coffee in this area before going to Tokyo by way of the Yamanote line.

You can come from Akihbara station to Tokyo station in 3 minutes by train. And this Ramen shop "Rokurinsha" is on the first basement floor of Tokyo station. It is written "六厘舎".  

This is a Tsukemen that is reputed for its taste on the Internet. It is quite normal for people to see the reputation online before visiting a restaurant. I was kept waiting in line for 1 hour. The taste was really good. But I didn't feel like waiting that long for a second time as there are good Tsukemen shops in Akihabara such as Yasubee

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Rhoto×Hatsune Miku

Hi I was in Akihabara yesterday and I took this pic which was on the wall of an isle around the station. There is a pharmaceutical company called ROHTO, and it's now selling an eye-drop "digieye" in collaboration with Hatsune Miku.

What's funny about this eye-drop is that if you read the URL of this merchandise via your smartphone and put it over the package of the eyedrop you can see Miku dancing and singing through the camera of your smartphone. Below is a video of how it works.

How did you guys spend your summer vacation? Hope it was fun.