Sunday, November 13, 2005


Neonpolis, originally uploaded by supercublogger.

Just another Cub run to the Electronic Mecca Akihabara, or "Akiba", as it's known.

The Chinese characters actually spell out "AkiBAhara", but years ago, the train conductors mispronounced the name, uttering the easier to pronounce "AkiHAbara" instead. More and more people called it by the mispronounced name, and soon the name stuck like a nerd to a Nintendo. So, from then on, the area was officially renamed.
Surely, a fine example of the proverb "The nail that sticks up is hammered down".


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