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 […]

The One about Marc Jacobs’ Bookmarc

In 2013, located in Cat Street in Harajuku is fashion designer, Marc Jacobs’ “BOOKMARC”. Designed by Stephan Jaklitsch, BOOKMARC sells books specializing in art, music culture and photography.  And the concept of the store happened when bookstores began to disappear from the global landscape. Marc Jacobs opened the first BOOKMARC store on Bleeker Street in New York’s West Village and has since expanded to Paris, London and Tokyo. It’s a […]

The One about Anniversaire Cafe in Omotesando

For those visiting/shopping at Aoyama/Omotesando (and a second location at Minato Mirai in Yokohama) will no doubt want to check out Anniversaire Cafe. The name meaning “anniversary” in French, the restaurant was established in 1998, the restaurant is known for it’s house-made pastry and their special espresso. The theme was where anyone can visit any time for an anniversary, may it be weddings, where one wants to create new memories, […]

The One about Commune 2nd (formerly Commune 246) in Minami Aoyama

I was able to visit Commune 246, the cool food court that is hidden in a back area next to the trendy Omotesando shopping area. While Commune 246 closed down at the end of 2016, the location has been reborn on January 2017 as Commune 2nd. In the beginning, the goal was to create a location to reduce waste and introduce contents using green energy.  So, spaces were made for […]

The One about Ralph Lauren’s Double RL Store in Omotesando

Ralph Lauren is an American brand that continues to attract people all over the world. From its inception back in 1967 by American designer Ralph Lauren and a company that once specialized only in men’s ties, Lauren’s interest in sports would lead him to create a menswear line which he named “Polo” in 1968. And as Ralph Lauren has various brands which include the Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo […]

The One about Eating at Hanami in Omotesando

One of the restaurants and cafe that I wanted to try when I visited Omotesando is Hanami. The restaurant is best known for showcasing cuisine from different countries and so, the menu is changed every few months to showcase something different. Also, once in awhile, you will see Hanami have special collaborations. On November 16th through December 15th, the restaurant is collaborating with Glass Bottle Cafe.  And also, Hanami rents […]

The One about the Omotesando Halloween Pumpkin Parade 2016

On October 30th, the 2016 Omotesando Halloween Pumpkin Parade took place. A parade in which parents and their children and literally entire families can dress up and take part in the Halloween festivity (including dogs) was no doubt a success. I have heard about how thousands converge to the trendy shopping district and wanting to showcase the event, I decided to livestream the parade on Facebook. Granted, you will hear […]

The One about Akiba Jinja

Omotesando is best known for an area lined with trees and luxury shops but near Omotesando crossing is a small shrine (jinja) that is not hard to miss. Known as Akibajinja (note that the shrine is not located in Akihabara), the history of this small shrine was that back in 1824, after Kinokuniya Bunzaemon was interred in Fukukawa, according to his request, the Akibajinja was moved to its current location. […]