Looking down the famous Takeshita fashion street in Harajuku.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Not in Ginza, but here is a look at the still new(ish) Skytree in Asakusa. The weather has been clear for the most part and oddly mild for winter, so there have been some nice views of the tower. I’ve never been up to the observation decks but I think there is a Star Wars exhibition going on there now in conjunction with Episode VII.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
I had the privilege of giving an invited lecture at the Kyoto International Manga Museum on the influence of manga artists on early Japanese video games.
For this I travelled back to Kyoto for a few days. I reunited with host mother from the Stanford Overseas Studies Program some ten years ago.
While the city was positively overrun with holiday tourists it was still great to walk around the old sites. I also made a trip out to Ritsumeikan University to visit the fine folks at their Center for Game Studies.
I’m now in Tokyo for a few weeks before heading back to Vancouver.
The Kyoto International Manga Museum (京都国際マンガミュージアム) building as seen from the outside. I never even knew this place existed (shame on me!), but they had a nice exhibit on the early roots of manga in the Edo period as well as a featured gallery of artwork from various seinen manga for adult men.