Archives for “Japan Travelogues”

The Arcade Fire, Reflektor I have a bad memory. I feel like this is at least in part due to my heroic intake of aspartame via diet ...


Hey everyone! I got a comment on my blog that reminded me about something that I've been meaning to post. The Ghibli Museum, a must-visit spot ...


Heya! I'm pretty excited about my next trip to Japan, as I'll be bringing along a collective of cartoonists and publishers as part of the ...


It's been over a year since my last Japan Travelogue, and that was from 2010. I've been to Japan three times since then, and taken ...


I'm trying something a little different. Over at my Flickr, I've just posted a walk through Nakano, one of the suburbs of Tokyo. It's 2 or ...


On our walks through Shinjuku, we've already been to the flagship Kinokuniya store, located at the New South Entrance of Shinjuku station. Renown for having ...


[caption id="attachment_6993" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="Shinjuku at night, November 2010"][/caption] In the lead up to TCAF I was itching to travel. Despite the fact I'd been in ...


Japan: Tradition. Innovation. May-October 2011. Opens May 20th, 2011. Canadian Museum of Civilization 100 Laurier Street Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M8 (Just on the other side of the river from Ottawa) http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/whats-on/event-detail&EventId=302 So, ...


Please feel free to republish this announcement. Thanks! - Chris -- ARTISTS HELP JAPAN: TORONTO RAISES $20,000 Toronto comic artists and DJs band together for Japanese Quake & ...


Hey everyone, this is an event I'm helping to organize here in Toronto on April 17th. I would love it if you could attend, and ...


I'm having a tough time with what's going on in Japan right now. I never visited Sendai but we did travel through/nearby in 2009, on ...


In October 2010, we touched down in Japan, settled into our hotel, and then decided to head out into the night to see what the ...


Not every outing in Japan was life-changing, or amazing, or revelatory. In fact, some of them were just nice little walks to explore the neighbourhood ...


Yes, it's Tsukiji Fish Market! That mythical destination in Tokyo that is full of giant tuna, terrifying squid, and every other sort of edible sea ...


If you scroll back through my Japan Travelogues, I think you might remember me saying my favourite store to buy manga, and mostly new/in-print manga ...


Just as a little follow-up to yesterday's post, here's a look at the Christmas Joy to be found inside the doors at the Takeshimaya Times ...


It's no secret that I go shopping in Japan, almost all of my travelogues have been retail oriented. But one of my favourite stores is ...


Yes, the Japanese have a supermarket called FOO:Dmagazine (Foodie Magazine), an upscale grocery store in the massive SEIYU chain. I'm not going to lie to ...


For my October 2010 trip to Japan, I wanted to go to places I'd never been before, but also explore places I'd been more thoroughly. ...


So, surprising no one (I guess) I am heading back to Tokyo today for a business trip with as much 'pleasure' as I can cram ...


So I went back to Japan in May of 2010! That was trip #3, and since I'd crossed the vast majority of ohmygodImustdothisthing things off ...


I think it's fair to say that on my Summer 2009 trip to Japan, I spent a lot of time in stores that sell manga. ...


So, continuing from my last post (http://comics212.net/2010/07/06/japan-2009-harajuku-kiddy-land-tintin-shop/), I spent a bunch of time in Harajuku this time around, and it was great. We set a ...


Let me show you something. This is Monthly Shonen Gangan, a monthly manga anthology published by Square/Enix, best known in the west for their video game ...


I absolutely had to go back to the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum on my second trip to Japan. It was one of the highlights of ...