It was after the second world war that Akihabara became Tokyo’s hottest market for electronics and other household goods, but it wasn’t until around 1980 that Akihabara started to became the place to go for all your computer needs - and then, it changed again...
His latest video is self-described as merely a test, that he's merely examining the capabilities of time lapse dolly shots here in the world’s largest city/metropolitan area. Passing marks from us on this test. If these are just the trials, the practice runs, we can't wait to see what he'll deliver this summer. Stay tuned - you'll see it here.
Yanaka is primarily famous for its vast cemetery where people come not only to pay respects to their ancestors and loved ones, but also to stroll about and let the kids enjoy a bit of fun at one of the playgrounds! Yep you read that correctly: Yanaka cemetery hosts a few playgrounds for kids.
Anyone can set up a camera for long exposure shots, but there’s undeniable artistry in choosing one’s subject matter, mastering the composition process, and holding true to a theme; Tokyo, a contemplation of the profound socio-technological complexity of the largest city in human history, delivers an exemplar thereof.
Granted, Daikanyama looks like a maze that requires you to be extra curious to find what you are looking for, but that is part of its charm. Whether you are a fan of vintage clothing or the latest brands, you will no doubt find it there. And when you have the chance to visit, we've got restaurant recommendations, too!
Tokyo Tower is in fact thinner than the Eiffel Tower, but 13 meters taller at 333 total. For over half a century, it was the pinnacle of Tokyo and the best place to enjoy a unique view of the region thanks to its two observation decks (at 150m and 250m).
This short clip was shot from an elevated walkway approximately 15 feet (4.5 m) above ground, which places the Tama Monorail’s track roughly 50 feet (15 m) in the air. Trains in the sky totally look like the future came early.
Japanese senior citizen fashion and cuisine in full effect! Strolling down this 800m-long street, you will find no less than 200 shops that sell pretty much everything that a Japanese senior citizen needs and loves.
At the same summer festival in Ebisu that was featured in last week's Let's Visit Tokyo video, we were able to capture one of the Taiko acts from the opening ceremony on one of the days. Watch an entire Taiko session from start to finish in front of Ebisu station.
Like an elaborate sculpture, it can take up to a year to make such a doll from start to finish. Due to the delicate nature of the materials involved and the time required for the paint to dry, doll masters pay close attention to humidity when working. They sometimes need up to a month to finish a doll’s head.