• MBprints T-shirt Print Shop
    July 10th, 2012By Category: Outdoor/Sports
    Trying to figure out how to stay cool and still look stylish in the cloying summer heat? Sure, you’ve worn t-shirts before. But in extreme circumstances—not just any t-shirt will do. MBprints is your printing connection in Japan. School or company having an e ... » Continue Reading
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    One Very Small Japanese Motorcycle
    July 9th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Why is everything in Japan is so freaking small? I really don’t get it. Like, they say Japanese people are short, but they’re really not. Sure, there’s some grannies who could pass as Seven Dwarf number eight, but there’s also plenty of folks around my height, and I’ ... » Continue Reading
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    The Day Ends in Shinjuku
    July 9th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Walking around, drunk, at one of the busiest districts in Tokyo at night... I guess this Lensbaby captured this feeling very well... The people in the middle of the street keeps inviting everyone around to get some food and drink at the Izakaya they work for. ... » Continue Reading
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    Tokyo’s Love Shrines
    July 6th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Every city and every town has its different and unique take on things. One example is Tokyo's take on the old coin-in-the-fountain routine--the love shine offering. In other countries, you toss a coin and make a wish for particular things like money, luck, health, some ... » Continue Reading
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    Learning to Climb in Japanese
    July 6th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    There can definitely be something said about communities sharing a common activity. No matter where you find yourself living, like a country half a world away whose language you have only a basic understanding of, there are always communities of people doing things who ... » Continue Reading
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    How to make NYC Style Sesame Bagels(胡麻ベーグルの作り方)
    July 6th, 2012By Category: Video
    So how many of you are from NYC? Montreal? have the custom to eat bagels on a daily basis? As for me, the very first time I learnt about "bagels" when in 1994 in Huntington Beach, California, USA. It was after our daily running training session, and my coach took me and ... » Continue Reading
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    The F4 Project
    July 5th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Alfie was awesome enough to loan me his F4 so I could put it through it’s paces. I really started shooting digital, so my introduction to film, other than my parents’ AE-1, was a used F90 I picked up about a year ago. I was pretty eager to get my hands on the F4 ... » Continue Reading
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    Shopping and Tea party with Gothic, Lolita and Punks
    July 5th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Availability: 7th July 2012 Duration: 1 day Speaks: 日本語 (Fluent) English (Beginner) Area: Tokyo Nearest station: JR Harajuku Station (JR原宿駅) Min Participants: 10 Max Participants: 15 Remarks: This activity will take place once there are more than 10 par ... » Continue Reading
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    Cooking with Japanese Miso Paste
    July 4th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Miso paste is a traditional Japanese food made by fermenting soybeans with a mould called koji and sea salt. The most common types of miso are red, white, barley and soybean. Miso was introduced to Japan by Buddhist monks in the 7th century, and has several well ... » Continue Reading
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    Preparing for Fuji
    July 4th, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    Mount Fuji’s July-to-August climbing season is fast approaching, and I have been asked by some friends to lead a small group of expats up the mountain because they know I have climbed it once before. However, as I make my decision to return for another trip up Mount Fuj ... » Continue Reading
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    Down the Rabbit Hole in Tokyo
    July 2nd, 2012By Category: Uncategorized
    "I'm late! I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!" Who would forget the White Rabbit in Lewis Caroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland? But, if you're going to the Alice of Magic World restaurant, you shouldn't be late like our furry little fellow, because t ... » Continue Reading
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    Hajimemashite! I am the Dancing Chef Kumigar!
    June 29th, 2012By Category: Video
    Hi everyone! My name is Kumiko and I am known as the Dancing Chef Kumigar on YouTube. LOL This is my first blog entry on GaijinPot and I can not hide my excitement to be here! Big thanks to the GaijinPot crew to inviting me as a part of the blogging team! ARIGATO!! ... » Continue Reading