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Hanami 2010 4

Hanami is a Japanese tradition of enjoying the view of flowers especially the sakura or cherry blossoms during spring season. The word ‘hanami’ is almost synonymous to outdoor picnicking or partying. (Hanami was first used as a term analogous to cherry blossom viewing in the Heian era novel Tale of Genji. Whilst a wisteria viewing […]






Rêve d’Herbert at Roppongi Art Night 2

“The parade of the white balloon people!” Last weekend at the Roppongi Art Night, I’ve witnessed an amazing dream-like street performance by Compagnie des Quidams. The whole act is called “Rêve d’Herbert“, which means “Herbert’s Dream“. “The slim, human-like shadow-beings, wander around the streets seeking out light. In the quiet of night, these figures gesture […]






Christmas Illumination in Tokyo 3

Japan, as a non-Christian country, does not celebrate Christmas. December 25th is not a national holiday. But Japanese people, as great lovers of festivals and celebrations, try to celebrate it in a commercial way. Local government and big companies decorate parks and buildings with colorful illumination. Last Saturday, I went to Tokyo Midtown, Shiodome, and […]






The World of Harajuku 3

Harajuku – one of the most visited places in Tokyo. The place where you can see the most extreme (weirdest and cutest) teenage fashion styles. The styles include punk, goth, lolita, ganguro, and others. Also, cosplays happen here every weekend, mostly on Sundays. Below are some of the photos I took two years ago. Note: […]






The Sassy Vamp Princess 10

Princess Manzon, the Sassy Vamp, is one of the housemates of Pinoy Big Brother Double Up. I had a chance to do a photo shoot with her before she left Tokyo for the show’s final casting. The shoot was spontaneous. It was past 2:00am, right after our karaoke session in Roppongi.