April 18, 2013

Japan 47 Prefectures Project

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One of my goals is to visit all prefectures in Japan, and each of their capitals. This post is meant to keep track of how many I've visited so far. I've sorted them by alphabetical order. First up is Aichi Prefecture, and it's capital Nagoya.

April 10, 2013

Japan Trip Summer 2012 Food

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Last year, 2012, I went on a new trip to Japan. I arrived June 28th, and went back home August 27th. This post will only show some of the food pictures I took at that trip. I only used my cell hpone camera on this trip, Samsung Galaxy SII. Maboudoufu at the day of arrival.

April 25, 2012

AKB Events Summer 2010

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In summer 2010 I went on a trip to Japan to see as much AKB as I could. This is the results.

April 22, 2012

Cave Matsuri 2008 "Rakuen Baby"

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Cave is a Japanese gaming company focusing on shoot 'em up games, more specifically "bullet hell", for the arcade gaming scene. The fan base is not that big, but very devoted, so every year since 2006 (I think), they have been holding festival days once or twice a year. Basically they sell limited goods, not available anywhere else than at these festivals, show new and modified games, and have a talk show. First years it was held at the top floor of HEY in Akihabara, the game center next to Club Sega. But the venue is very small, and there were simple too many fans who wanted to line up and buy limited goods. This was the first time they held the festival at a bigger place - Akiba Square, close to the station. The event was held August 15, 2008.

January 27, 2012

Nakeru Basho

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The coupling song for Beginner, Nakeru Basho, by the first incarnation of the sub unit DiVA, was filmed in Konosu, Saitama prefecture.


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The beach and house that appear in the PV BINGO is located in Onjuku, Chiba prefecture.

July 13, 2011

Handshake Event - Everyday, Katyusha

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So when a new single comes out from AKB48, there's a theater version of it which you can preorder within specific dates. When you place that order, you get to choose a member to shake your hands with for 10 seconds for every CD you buy. You also get a pciture with each CD, which people will trade at the event. We'll get back to how things works later on. The events will not always be at the same location, but for the last events, they've been shifting between Tokyo Big Sight and Makuhari Messe. This one was at Tokyo Big Sight, spread out on two days - July 3rd and July 10th. The next one, for Flying Get, will be at Makuhari Messe.

July 10, 2011

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8

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Finally decided what do with new camera gear, and decided to stick with my current body and for now just get a new lens. So today I got the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. Shooting wide is fun! Not satisfied with photos yet, but I'll guess I have to take it for a proper photo walk soon.

July 5, 2011

A day in Tokyo - AKB is everywhere

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This day I went out to do some shopping. My main targets were new shoes and an iPad. AKB48 is everywhere.

July 2, 2011

Arriving in Japan

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I've arrived safely in Tokyo. Much of it went smooth, but a few things bugging me that I won't rant about here. It usually feels like that the first day, because I am always tired and easily annoyed. The next day I have forgot most of what annoyed me.