Dennis A. Amith

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The One about the Upcoming Harajuku Omotesando Hello Halloween Pumpkin Parade 2017

For those who will be in Tokyo during Halloween, the Harajuku Omotesando Hello Halloween Pumpkin Parade 2017 has been announced. The parade will be held in Omotesando on Sunday, October 29th (Parade is usually at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m – But please visit the site for more info., as it will be updated with more info.) Sign ups are usually in front of the RLL Ralph Lauren store but that may change for 2017. For […]

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Cyclone Talim (No. 18) Update (September 15, 2017)

September 15, 2017   The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon Talim (Typhoon Number 18) has shifted direction to the northeast and is expected to make landfall over southern Kyushu sometime overnight from September 16 to early September 17, 2017, and then continue over Kyushu, western Honshu and Hokkaido over the following days with decreasing intensity. Expect the possibility of extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to […]

The One about Shakuji Park in Nerima

In America, when we go to a park, things are kept simple. You know where the parking lot is, you know where the bathrooms are, you know where the dining/BBQ pits are located. And for the most part, everything is self contained and easy to find. Japan parks (which are known as “koen”) are quite interesting because there are numerous parks that have paths that go off to unusual areas and you can find yourself […]

The One about Finding Tokyo 2020 Official Merchandise in Tokyo

I have been often asked by people of where to find Official Tokyo 2020 Olympics merchandise? While there are a plethora of sports stores in Japan, a lot of them are niche catering to a certain sport. But there is a spot in Japan where one can find Tokyo 2020 merch years before the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and that would be one of my favorite sports stores, which I have blogged about before […]

The One about Itsukushima Shrine in Nerima

For those traveling to Nerima will definitely want to head to Shakuji Park to check out Itsukushima Shrine, Sanbuji Teple and Pond. Created during the Edo Era, the shrine’s date of when it was founded is unknown but it is considered a water shrine. What is known that the shrine received renovation in 1957, completed in 1985, was reinforced with concrete in 1988 and a seawall was created in 1987. A festival is celebrated at […]