Thursday, May 26, 2005
Richard Gere was in town promoting his new film, Shall We Dance, which is a remake of a very popular Japanese film by the same title. When stars come to Tokyo, they absolutely MUST advertise for something, and get paid wads of dough, probably more in one day than he made in months for the film. Not bad work, if you can get it.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
Sunday, May 22, 2005
Trip to Electronic Town
I took a ride into Akihabara on Saturday. Akihabara is the electronic mecca of Japan, and for many, the world. Everything electronic is here, and here first, all of it concentrated in a Blade Runner-like tableau of stores, stands, signs, and overhead trains.
Once the center for Analog HiFi buffs the area has been reformed into one focusing on anything digital. Analog stuff is still around, and you can find the odd, cramped little shop run by some tech guru, but these places are clearly in the minority usually sandwiched between neon hyper stores with w/ sales girls out front in short skirts and megaphones announcing all ways to spend your money.
I took a lot of photos, so we'll be posting more.