At five minutes walking distance from Akihabara, Tokyo’s geekest neighborhood, you can find the Shintoist shrine Kanda Myōjin (Google Maps). At first glance it might appear that it’s just a normal temple but if we go inside… In the area where omamori お守り (Protectors) are sold I found this special omamori for the workers of [...]
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Every year the town of Inakadate in Aomori uses some of their rice fields to create Tanbo Art 田んぼアート (the art of rice fields). This year the theme chosen is quite cool! Naruto Rice Field Doraemon! More about rice field art at Kotaku Related posts: Rice fields and Japanese characters Taco rice
The Buddha in Ushiku has been caught recently doing a Kamehameha Source: Photozou.jp.
All of us that were Dragon Ball fans when we were kids tried at some point to imitate the famous Kamehameha attack. Coinciding with the release of the much anticipated Dragon Ball Z movie, a new trend has emerged among Japanese schoolgirls to take photos doing Kamehamehas and other similar attacks. This kind of photos [...]
Tomohide Kamei, one of my ex-colleagues, is now the CEO of Tokyo Otaku Mode. He has managed to build one of the most active otaku communities nowadays. Besides publishing otaku content on their Facebook page, where they already have 10 million “likes”, they are also starting to create their own apps using the same brand. [...]
I’ve already written sometimes about the great art that Japanese cafeterias are able to offer on their caffee lates. This time a “Latte artist” has been able to use his techniques to reproduce several Dragon Ball characters: Source: Tokyo Otaku Mode.
Itasha subculture fans not only do they decorate their cars with their favorite anime show decorations, but they also decorate their bicycles (Ita-charis) and motorbikes (Ita-bikes). Maybe it’s just because can’t afford to buy a car! Photos via Tokyo Otaku Mode
“Itasha” (痛車) are cars decorated with anime or video game characters. Itasha enthusiasts organize events where they share their best vehicle decoration techniques and some of them even compete in races. The word “itasha” literally means something like “painmobile”. More itasha pictures Nekobus Pokémon cars