Sharing a Tokyo adventure with you all today, one that’s both scary and sweet! Appropriate since we’re in October right? (But actually, it’s much more sweet than scary!) And this adventure today takes us right into Harajuku, to the Kawaii Monster Cafe.
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Summer has definitely come to a close and I’m now in the midst of lighting cinnamon candles and wrapping myself up in warm blankets. But that said, what a busy summer it was! I’m clearly still recovering from it haha, considering I’m only now getting to my Otakon recap! (Along with a some news regarding AnimeUSA 2022, too!)
Japan has opened up! And Tokyo will forever be one of the most amazing places you can go in your lifetime. But if you find yourself to be in a bit more of an adventurous mood and are desiring to go beyond the bounds of the main Tokyo railways, you might find one of these amazing side trips from this awesome city to be worth your while during your next trip to Japan.
It’s time to grab your fleece blankets and pumpkin spice delights! Because today I’m pleased to bring you the latest in this series of Featured Artist Spotlights. And it’s an artist that brings, in her own words “dark and moody” to life with her art. In short, a perfect artist whose work we can look into as schools go back into session and fall’s moody and spooky season rolls in – Wanderlust Photography!
This one is for all of you who /don’t/ put on a costume regularly and are stressing about the upcoming spooky holiday Halloween! Here are 5 tips to help you picking out a costume that ensures you have a fun Halloween. And maybe a few uplifting reminders for you too. 😉
So, the big reason I went to AwesomeCon 2022 this year was because I volunteered to host the official Teen Titans Cosplay Meetup on behalf of Teen Titans Deep Dive! As you can imagine, this Starfire was totally excited. Check out some of my favorite photos from the event!
You’ve likely heard of Harajuku through songs or perhaps via a grape vine of travelers who have been to Tokyo (東京). Or maybe you’ve heard of the “Harajuku Girls” in a fashion magazine somewhere. But none of that really elaborates on just what Harajuku is, what you can do there or what you should make SURE to do there on your epic trip to Japan. So allow me to divulge all you need to know for your day in this fashion forward mecca of the Tokyo Metropolis. 😉
As my website was still undergoing renovations, I was only able to express my condolences to this great man’s family and fellow fans via social media at the time of his passing. But I still wanted to dedicated a post here to George Perez, who passed away in early May of this year.
Sooo… who else is recovering from a crazy but super awesome Katsucon 2022? I can tell you right now I’m still playing catch up. It probably doesn’t help that I’ve been staying up late being addicted to playing “Breath of the Wild” recently, but eh, I’ll survive (hopefully; if the Lynels don’t kill me!).
Today I wanted to share with you a bit about one of my favorite places in Japan. And also some parts of an experience I had there about… oh wow, eight years ago! Why? Just because it’s such a good memory! AND because if you get the chance to go to Tokyo, you have to stop by this gem!
If you ever visit Japan, you’ll often see prints and recreations of old Ukiyo-e, such as “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”, or “Kanagawa-oki Nami Ura” (神奈川沖浪裏), that were originally made via Mokuhanga. But it’s possible to get an even more enriching experience when it comes to Ukiyo-e instead of just buying a modern print reproduction of one. That’s what I want to tell you about today in recounting a super unique experience I had while in Japan – and one that you can have too!
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