The One about SKY CIRCUS Sunshine60 Observatory in Ikebukuro (for Photography or Video)

In Tokyo, there are numerous observatories that really give people or photographers and videographers a great look of the city skyline. While the World Trade Center tops my list for best observatory for photographers and videographers, primarily because it gives you a look of all surrounding areas, their is seating and most importantly, the lights are dimmed.  One location I wanted to try is SKY CIRCUS Sunshine60 Observatory in Ikebukuro. […]

The One about the Shops leading to Nishiarai Daichi in Adachi

Quite often in Japan, you will find a neighborhood of shops leading to a major shrine or temple. But if there was one area that caught my attention, it would have to be the shops that you see before or after visiting Nishiarai Daichi, the largest Shingon Buddhist temple in Northeast Tokyo. From its cleanliness and also seeing the shops, many places will have small or very old (and run-down) […]

The One about Pompompurin Cafe in Harajuku

Naturally, as one would expect from Japan, there is a lot of love for Sanrio. From Hello Kitty to Gudetama,  a plethora of characters that have plenty of merchandise that many fans clamor for and deeply love. A character that may not be as known outside of Japan has a cafe. Known as Pompompurin, a golden retriever dog which Sanrio introduced in 1996, this cute dog lives in a basket […]

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 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 […]

The One about the Chihiro Art Museum in Nerima

One of Japan’s famous artist and illustrators, Chihiro Iwasaki is best known for her water-color artwork which promote peace and happiness for children. Before I get into the museum, let me first introduce you to some of Iwasaki’s artwork: As you can see, Chihiro Iwasaki had a distinctive style and she learned from Saburosuke Okada, artist and professor of the Tokyo School of Fine Arts at the age of 14.  […]