Monday, May 28, 2018

Let’s Talk Subculture Vol. 17: Scenes From Wonder Festival 2016 Winter

  Explore the fascinating world of Japan’s subcultures with insights from the inside An Otaku dream come true In most countries, figurines and plastic toys are for kids, but not in Japan, where it's serious adult business. On...

Let’s Talk Subculture Vol. 5: Tokyo Game Show 2015

Explore the fascinating world of Japan’s subcultures with insights from the inside. The largest game show in Japan Held annually in September, Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is the premier trade show for game developers to...

Let’s Talk Subculture Vol. 9 KAWAII MONSTER CAFE

  Explore the fascinating world of Japan’s subcultures with insights from the inside Beyond Kawaii From the moment you are swallowed by Mr. Ten thousand Chopsticks, or Choppy, KAWAII MONSTER CAFE’s mascot character which’s mouth functions as...

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Bartosz in Shibuya

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in...

Replica Weapon Warehouse For The Cosplay Warrior

Though the endless rows of swords along the walls might make you think the owners here are preparing for the next samurai revolution, make no mistake – this fake weapon store is for real. Hidden...

All you love about Japan, in a capsule

Gachapon Kaikan: the mecca of miniature toy capsules Perhaps local students lining up outside a store filled with toy vending machines might not warrant a second glance. But when you meet a tourist who crossed...

The Japan Subculture Cheat Sheet

From Atom Boy to Akihabara – everything you need to know about Subculture in Japan It’s not too far off to say that every Japanese grows up on a diet of anime and manga, differing...

The Takaoka Doraemon Tour

For fans of Doraemon, a pilgrimage to Takaoka, where Fujiko F. Fujio created the futuristic blue robot cat, is a must. And though you may not have a Dokodemo door—one of Doraemon's handy gadgets—to...

Let’s Talk Subculture Vol.02: Love Live! Charms

Explore the fascinating world of Japan’s subcultures with insights from the inside Answering Anime Fans’ Prayers–Love Live! fans pay pilgrimage to the Kanda Myojin. All the stars were aligned for fans of the Love Live! anime...

Check Out These New Japanese Anime Face Pack Sheets!

  Isshindo Honpo Shop will release its "Japanese Anime Face Pack Sheets" in Japan on December 11th and 22th. These face packs feature Japanese famous anime "Doraemon", "Fist of the North Star", "Yatterman" and "Chibi-maruko-chan" (The series depicts the...