Shopping, Geeking Out on Anime Stuff & some Videos
Generally, shopping in Japan is pretty awesome. There is incredible customer service and everything is so damn small and cute! There are lots of pictures in other posts about retail at Skytree and the temple already.
One of the anime cons I volunteer for asked if I could look for “Attack of Titan” buttons. There was an anime store at Skytree, but they didn’t have any merchandise for this series. So I dragged my Viking to Akihabara, the anime central of Tokyo to look for stuff because that’s where Reddit people recommended that I go.
Here are some picks on Harajuku where there were lots of Lolita clothes I couldn’t afford and Akihabara, the place to geek out for anime stuff.
Evangelion & Japanese Swords Exhibit
At the Mori Art Museum in Ueno, Tokyo, the “Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibit” ran from Nov 23 to Dec 23, 2013. I went on my own for this one as my Viking husband went to another museum nearby. Indeed, there were many otakus at this exhibit!
Sword masters were recruited to create weapons based on the Evangelion movies and Japanese swords in the image of the characters using traditional techniques. There was a second exhibit as well with scenes from the anime recreated with figurines. They were pretty amazing!
Prince Park Tokyo Tower Hotel Toilet
I miss my heated toilet! Here I show its covers opening up automatically. My husband thought I was silly for shooting this…
Prince Park Tokyo Tower Hotel Christmas Light
This is outside the hotel and so pretty!
Garden Eels at Skytree Aquarium
Cute and creepy at the same time. I think they are Nature’s snacks for other animals!
Swimming Penguins at Skytree Aquarium
I was surprised to see so many penguins!
Toy trains at Skytree
This would have been difficult to carry back, I could watch it all day!
My favorite space hero dubbed in Japanese!
Subway Train Coming!
Why can’t we also have barriers and warnings like this?
Floor mini display at Edo Tokyo Museum
This was suppose to be a miniature English Garden estate, but underneath your feet!