This was a hot story on the Internet a few weeks ago. A house building maker Izumaya has released "Hamburg free house". What is that? If you buy a house of Izumaya, you can eat free hamburg dinner for 10 years at restaurant "Patty" that Izumaya manage near their showroom. Izumaya aid the concept is "family ties", they hope that entire family eat dinner together. Actually you can't get free dinner if you don't go by all family members. This seems good idea, I guess once a month or twice will be enough for one family, it won't be so much cost but this could be good campaign on the net.
How Much Food Can You Buy For $5 Around The World, in Japan you can eat more Macs, but other foods are really expensive. :-(
Thailand TV program "Majidee Japan" is said interesting travel show, thy introduce each prefecture by Thai people's point of view. Actually they goes to very local place. This seems to be Tokyo one.
I didn't know Amazon sells everything from Gorilla to brachiosaurus. I like to see life size figure, After we have life size Gundam, it's hard to be surprised thought. Now that Gundam is in Tokyo Odaiba Gundam front.
This is old japanese matchbox labels collection, very nice. I love this most, illustration of Mitukoshi department.
Good point is it is still in Nihonbashi.
Cool. I like this bamboo bicycle. It wont be rusty and not so heavy.
Mos burger has special page for rice burger, they had released "Kinpira rice burger" 26 years ago (wow such long time ago?) first. They said they got hint of rice burger from Yakionigiri. Since we thought Kinpira gobo was a kind of grandma's homemade dish it was amazing to see it in such new style in burger. Now they have more rice burger menu, this autume these are new, Shrimp with onion sauce, Vege tempra, seafoods tempra.All looks yum yum. I wanna try this morning rice burger special egg york rice burger and vegitable soup.
Super cool HONDA's TV ad. I am not sure which HONDA made is. Honda UK?
And making movie.
Here are some car tV ads I was impressed. This one was selected the best car as ever in the UK, I read. HONDA Accord.
I think Isuzu had interesting ads a lot before.
This is Isuzu Gemini one too. The copy was "Shortstop in the town".
21st WKF World Karate Championships, this is the video of Rika Usami, she is the winner of final female kata. So quick move and silence. very cool.
This is TV documentary about "KURA sushi", not all kaiten suchi place like this, but they are getting STRANGE like this, it's ture. Personally it may be convenient but it's not the place to eat, like a cockpit for me.
Wow two Japanese spots are ranked in "10 Scary Places In The World You Wouldn’t Like To Visit" Here is the film of Aokigahara. his way of talking and voice is scary!
This is another documentary program of American photojournalist Joe O'Donnell.
You may know him because of this Kennedy Junior's photo.
Joe took photos of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by his private camera against the rule of military and kept them into a trunk in the US. One day he opened and show them to American people. But it was not acceptable for most people. But he tried to appeal them even though he sacrificed his marriage. Now his son takes over his will. They are doing not for the past or fact, they are doing it for the future. I feel.
I have just written how it is hard to recycle clothes in Japan. Then I found this lovely idea today, WWF Japan's project. "PANDA BLACK". While we have access to many eco-friendly goods such as cars, home applications and houses, "eco-friendly clothes" have yet to become commonplace. Every year lots of clothes are bought and thrown out, with Japan being a country with one of the lowest recycling rates of clothes in the world. "PANDA BLACK" is a project that promotes the reuse of old clothes. The project aims to reduce the burden on the environment by extending the lifespan of your unwanted clothes.Wearing them again or passing them on to others after dying them black. Clothes are dyed black using a traditional techniquw which has been preserved through the years in Kyoto.
We can see the details of this project in "TOKYO DESIGNERS WEEK 2013" which is the event I plan to go.
By following the lives of five Japanese individuals this documentary by Mike Mills (Thumbsucker and Beginners) explores the problem of depression in Japan and how the marketing of anti-depressant drugs has changed the way the Japanese view depression.
I like Mike Mills, I have his Franny and Zooey Tshirt. I forget when I read this book but I feel the book always poke me, are you sure?
I love this TV AD series "Dream of Dream" of "Nodogoshi Nama" that is fake third beer of KIRIN. KIRIN advertise for a person who have a dream and help his/her to realize that dream.
Ver.1 : The fight with pro wrestler in the ring. The office worker guy had the severe training and had a match with this secret pro-wrestler Riki Choshu.
Ver.2 : Play with the band ALFEE that she admired for long long time on the stage.
Ver.3 : Eat a dinner with Sumo wrestlers & Make my own photo album with wearing the wig.
Ver.4: This was picked the foreign news, "Ordinary Joe’s dream of acting with Jackie Chan realized in Kirin beer’s latest epic commercial". He got to be a kung fu star and played with Jakie Chan in short movie.
Ver.5 This is the latest version. Play the baseball with Mr.K NOMO who is the first Japanese-born Japanese major leaguer to permanently relocate to Major League Baseball in the United States.. Those guys wanted to play with Nomo.
From this weekend, we have some fun events, if you live in Tokyo. Check them out.
October 19th 20th : Tokyo Vegefest. It's vegetalian festival in Yoyogi Park. If you find this Mr.Okuaki's vege suchi, never miss it. He use brown sushi rice and cooked veges. Red one is marinade Japanese wild ginger "Myouga". Usually we eat it as topping spice for soba, sashimi. Nori, thin sliced Kelp "Tororo Konbu", mitsuba are used to tie. Ah I missed them.
October 26th 27th : earth garden autumn fes. They open "the earth garden" in every season Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter in Yoyogi park. There are over 300 eco and organic crafts shops. If you go there, don't forget your own dish and chopsticks. At the stage, they have "No more fuckin'nukes" by Youhei Miyake. (activist, reggae singer who challenged the last selection and sadly missed opportunity.) And night time they have candle events. It will be nice to enjoy Autumn night at such place.
November 2nd, 3rd : Design Festa vol.38 in Tokyo Big site. If it's your original, you can perform, sell your crafts, show your art, costume play, anything is fine. I like and enjoy this event's liberal atmosphere always.
KISS will have gig in this weekend in Chiba Makuhari Messe. Circle K Japan had relesed thier original KISSman (KISS buns) for commemoration. It has black skin and red hot chili sauce of habanero pepper.