Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Nintendo DS Lite

Well, after running around Tokyo to about fifteen different stores, I finally was able to buy a new DS Lite handheld video game.

According to the news, about 89,000 DS lites were sold between March 6th and 12th here in Japan. It is really hard to find any place that doesn't have a sign out in front of the store that says "DS lite sold out."

The Nintendo DS is really popular here in Japan. Not only with kids, but with adults as well. Several adult games have been wildly popular here.

In the photo above one of the bestselling games (if not the bestseller now) can be seen. This adult geared game is called "Brain Train : DS Adult Training."

This isn't a great photo, but you can see how bright the new screen is.

I don't plan on using my DS Lite to play games (yeah right!) I am hoping to get the soon to be released dictionary and Kanji practice software to help me study Japanese.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Maru Building

This photo was taken from the inside of the Maru Building. This building is located next to the Tokyo Train Station.

There are a lot of good restaurants and shops located in this building. The 35th and 36th floor also have restaurants located on them.

Here is the link to the building's website (Japanese only.)

This is a shot taken from the other direction (looking up.)

Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Ueno Area

This is just a shot from a street corner in the Ueno area of Tokyo.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


This is the semi-famous bronze statue of Godzilla. It is located in the Hibiya section of Tokyo.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Koda Kumi's Short Shorts

This photo was taken (yesterday) at the Ebisu Station on the Hibiya Subway Line (Tokyo.)

This ad board for a new album from the singer Koda Kumi, is a lot larger than it looks in this photo. It is about as high as the subway train when it is stopped at the platform.

Koda Kumi is a solo R&B singer and recently she has been becoming a sort of "sex symbol" that frequently appears on TV.

Here are some links to some information about Koda Kumi.

Koda Kumi : Wikipedia

Koda Kumi Official Web Site (Japanese Only)

Wednesday, March 01, 2006


I was looking through my photos for something to post and I found this photo of a Cicada that was hitchhiking in my bike basket last year. It rode all the way home with me from the train station.

The photo was taken last year in August, which is around the season when these little buggers come out of the ground and start making a lot of noise.

Here is a link to an interesting site called "Cicada Mania."