arrival of the new invention


Processed through the Bakumatsu Koshashin Generator.


I think this sign spells the end of the Krispy Kreme doughnut boom. Relieved, but slightly saddened, at the decline of this unhealthy American import.


vaio v.09


Now that my vaio laptop is working properly again I thought I’d post this piece of Sony history from 1959. The company’s first portable television, actually.


I saw these stacked billboards while getting out of the subway last night and found them quite poetic. They advertise two waning stars of the near past, Namie Amuro and Ayumi Hamasaki, and their respective new albums “Past (greater-than sign) Future” and “You were … ”


knocked off


Unfortunately Daisuke Naito (seen in this ad for Lotteria hamburgers) wasn’t able to defend his WBC flyweight title against challenger Koki Kameda on Sunday. Thus these  special Naito burgers were pulled from the menu.

opening day

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Ugh. the new H&M in Shinjuku opened this past Saturday, right across the street from Isetan — in another victory for “fast fashion” over pedigree. There was a long line of people waiting to get in, but not nearly as long aswhen the first H&M in Japan opened in the Ginza a year or so ago. Has it only been that long? It seems like they are everywhere now.

Then they were giving away nothing. This time they were handing out large, Swedish-sized, black, branded umbrellas to anyone who walked in. Thank goodness the rain stopped, or else all of Shinjuku would have been one huge H&M advertisement. These men don’t really look like H&M shoppers to me. I had to laugh when I saw how many umbrellas they managed to get, though.


I guess this kind of poster was expected.

an invitation

I am taking part in an exhibition set to start next Saturday. If you’re interested in photography and are in the Tokyo area, please feel free to drop by. They’ll be a opening party on Nov.1, from 14:00.

party shoes

Footwear at another brand-hosted night of luxury held this evening.

atom boy subway tickets

When I saw this on the Net I didn’t think much of it, but I ran right into to it while in Takashimaya today and was quite impressed.