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Parco Can Campaign

I have been busy working on the Site today and have almost finished the code so that you get leave comment annotations directly on the images. I first saw this on flickr, but didn't see many people using it and so after installing the…

Shibuya LEVI’S Store

LEVI Jeans has opened a new store in Shibuya on Friday. There were lots of people out taking a look at the store today and following the "promotion blanket models" around Center-gai with their red balloons.…

Lupin Steal Japan

Many of you may have seen my post on Tokyo Live Bloggers via dannychoo.com yesterday about the missing (stolen) statue in Shibuya outside of the station. The statue was stolen (taken) as part of the Lupin Steal Japan promotion project.…

Hachiko FootBoy

Looks like someone has been playing around with the statue in front of Shibuya station near Hachiko. I walk past this statue all the time, but normally don't pay it much attention. Seeing a t-shirt on one of the characters really made…

Shibuya Center-gai

Center-gai in Shibuya is a popular place for many to walk through, with no cars passing, as they pass through to shop at Tokyu Hands, HMV, Seibu Loft, Parco and the many other stores around. The Center-gai has its own Shoppers…

Shibuya Streets Vol 7

Since so many people said they liked the photos from the last set of Shibuya Streets and were looking for more, I decided to take some follow up photos on the streets around the scramble crossing and 109 store area.…

Shibuya Streets Vol6

I started my Sunday walk in Shibuya having a look at Yamada Denki and then checking out the H&M Store that opened recently. mmmm, looks like there is more than one Choo in town making news this week. I had heard about the…

Japan Aflac Merry Xmas

For this product, they are taking the normal Japanese maneki-neko and converting it into a maneki-neko duck. The ad below shows a cat teaching the duck how to hold up his paw to do the "maneki-neko" pose. [youtube…

Shibuya Rice

If you like your Japanese rice, then check out this Shibuya Rice. From the series where they took some Shibuya Gals out into the countryside and did some reality TV show style farming, you can now buy the rice on Rakuten. One bag of…

Shibuya Streets Vol5

This time in Shibuya Streets I wanted to change the camera viewpoint and give you something fresh to look at. To do this I took some shots in black and white. There are some nice shots showing the fashion and relaxed atmosphere of…

Sakuragaoka-cho Matusri

Another day, another matsuri (festival), this time in Sakuragaoka-cho (桜丘町), Shibuya. This was just a local matsuri involving the kids carrying the omikoshi through the streets. Looks like they had a good time.…

Shibuya Nebuta Matsuri

Tonight was the Shibuya Nebuta Matsuri (festival) in Center-gai. The float procession was very small but the energy of the participants was high. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, but it did not seem quite a big event to call it a real…

Hello Kitty Shibuya

Hello Kitty is in Shibuya this week (from 16th to 27th Sep, 2009). The passageway between the Tokyu stores has been taken over by the Hello Kitty Selection, Celebrity Party. What Hello Kitty products have you bought…

H&M v Uniqlo, Shibuya

After a lot of construction to complete the building, H&M are ready to open in Shibuya. The location is near Yamada Denki, LABI and just opposite Tokyu Honten Bunkamura. Up until now, Shibuya hasn't really had a lot of big…

Shibuya Streets Vol 4

There is always action at the Shibuya scramble crossing. This edition of Shibuya Streets we are focusing on cars. During the 10 minutes I was at the crossing today I spotted the following: Time out to…

Tokyo Bike Rental

The camera is a bit bumpy as it sits atop the bicycle ride from Daikanyama to Shibuya in this video from TokyoRentaBike, but the scenery is enjoyable to watch on the short ride. If you are in Tokyo for a short trip why not rent a…

Shibuya Streets Vol.3

If you have been following the Shibuya Streets series you will have seen quite a few of the advertising trucks in the shots. This week we are taking a look at a few more rolling billboards at Shibuya Streets. Here comes the Happy…

Wedding Proposal Planner

When asked by your friends 'How did he propose to you?', imagine if you could say that your husband rented out an entire movie cinema, featuring a special DVD of your own dating memories before getting up on stage and popping the…

Shibuya Tanabata

Team Shibuya CENTER-GAI is helping Shibuya to celebrate the Tanabata Matsuri by decorating the entrance and streets of Center-gai. The festival runs from July 23 to August 08, 2009. It was not that busy today at the Shibuya…

Shibuya Station Live

Around the railway stations at night in Japan, you often see the live street performers take up a position and play for the crowd. Some of these performers are quite good. You are supposed to get permission from the Police before…

Gundam 00 Complete Best

The Gundam 00 Complete Best limited edition DVD went on sale on July 8th, 2009. I spotted this truck driving through Shibuya advertising ガンダム00. The Gundam name is said to come from the 2 English words of "gun" and "freedom" to…

Shibuya Streets Vol. 2

It's been a while since we have had a Shibuya Streets series. The weekends are always busy with foot traffic and with a spare hour, I took a walk out to test my a new camera. Some of the shots I was very pleased with, others got to test…

Old Shibuya Photos

The area around Shibuya station is well known to the millions of people who flow through the train station. What is not so well known by all those people is how the area used to look just 50 years ago. There is a photo exhibition on…

Railway Construction

There has been a lot of railway construction going on recently around Shibuya station. The Fukutoshin (副都心線) line construction was completed between Wako and Shibuya linking through Ikebukuro (池袋) and Shinjuku san-chome (新宿三丁目). The…

Mobile Advertising

Looks like after seeing the electronic billboards, the trucks with advertising on them, and occasionally small car/bike advertising, we now have a new player in the on the road / off the road adverting area. Vitamin Water had this…