Last night Special Contributor Jordan Yerman found the heartbeat of Japanese indie rock at the East Van stage in Vancouver, B.C., and, according to his report, the Next Music from Tokyo tour has a lot of good things to deliver - including generous amounts of crowdsurfing!
You’ll see here the Fujifilm X-T1 Silver Graphite Edition tested for two weeks, solely in the arena of street cat photography - it's s smaller than your DSLR, but it’s certainly not pocket- or even purse-sized. It’s a big camera for taking big photos, for when you absolutely, positively must capture that moment. Read me and look at kittehs!
The managers then bow to each other and line up facing the front doors. They bow to the customers waiting to shop. They then open the doors and greet everyone who enters. It’s a fascinating ritual that I encountered by chance last time I was in Japan, and was happy to experience again.
So you want to inject a chip into your body. Hey, it’s the 21st Century, and barbed-wire bicep tattoos are so over. How we interact with the inorganic world is becoming more seamless, more frictionless. Our gadgets are already talking to one another, and it’s getting easier to join the conversation.
If Tokyo is a too-cool-for-school designer with the effortlessly stylish outfit, Osaka is wearing dad jeans while fixing your stereo. Japan’s third-largest city becomes its second-largest during the workday, and its nighttime streets reward those who give them more than a casual glance.
Akihabara News is pleased to present a feature contribution from Jordan Yerman, a freelance writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. While we pride ourselves on delivering news from the streets, conventions, and tech figures accessible only to those who call Japan home, we also value the fresh, unique, and thoughtful observations of a first-time visitor. We think you will, too.