Blog - October 2016 Archives

October 2016 Archives


.30 Weekly revue: 2016 weeks #42-43 (October 15 to 28)
.16 Weekly revue: 2016 week #41 (October 8 to 14)
.09 Weekly revue: 2016 week #40 (October 1 to 7)
.02 Weekly revue: 2016 week #39 (September 24 to 30)

October 30, 2016

Weekly revue: 2016 weeks #42-43 (October 15 to 28)

Travel: We visited Hong Kong from October 20 to 24! Aside from a typhoon on the 21st (because of which all shops were closed) we had a great time, ate lots of good food, and caught up with the city a bit and saw some recent street art (even 2-day fresh OBEY!). It had been 8 years! All my photos can be seen in this Flickr album.

Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong

Food: (except Hong Kong)
- Sashimi lunch with Peter N. & family at Nihonbashi Toyama
- Café latte at Aux Bacchanales, Kioichō
- Horse meat and mushroom curries at Tapir, Shin-Ōkubo
- Dinner at Los Barbados, Shibuya

Nihonbashi Toyama Halloween latte at Aux Bacchanales, Kioichhō Tapir
Los Barbados Los Barbados

Exhibition: KaToPe exhibition Soup, Ochiai. The exhibition consisted mainly of brand new amazing colorful paintings of great detail, with a nature theme. More photos here.

KaToPe KaToPe KaToPe KaToPe

The following exhibition is 阿満都" (ALMOND) which just started on October 29. I've been already and it's delight for ALMOND fans! Photos aren't allowed though.

阿満都" exhibition at Soup, Ochiai

Music release news: ROVO

Rovo "XI (eleven)"

Playlist: Nakatsuka Takeshi, Jintana & Emeralds, (M)otocompo x Kit Cat, Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys, Maika Loubté, Hoshino Michiru, BANK, ROVO, Especia

NAKATSUKA Takeshi "Eye" Jintana & Emeralds "Destiny" (M)otocompo x Kit Cat "Poplot Times 2016" Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys "Mambo Deco" Tokyo Panorama Mambo Boys "Mambo Imperial" Maika Loubté "Le Zip" HOSHINO Michiru "My Favorite Songs" Bank "True Tempo" ROVO "XI" Especia "Mirage"

This week's videos: Izumi Ookawara "Strawberry Jam"

"Tokyo Culture Story 'konya wa Boogie Back (smooth rap)' in 40 years of Tokyo fashion & Music" presented by BEAMS w/ Nomiya Maki, Togawa Jun, clammbon, Koji Nakamura & Furukawa Miki (Supercar), Tofubeats, EYE (Boredoms), Hatsune Miku & many more

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October 16, 2016

Weekly revue: 2016 week #41 (October 8 to 14)

Food: - Sri Lankan curry set at coji coji, in Mito, Ibaraki
- Apple Cheeks sandwich at Buy Me Stand, Shibuya. Son of the Cheese on the 2nd floor, the fashion brand that runs Buy Me Stand, currently has a line of QP collaboration wear!
- South Indian curry at Venu's South Indian Dining, Kinshicho
- British style apple crumble pie at Bespoque for dessert
- Pizza and much delicious dishes at Guerrero, Shimokitazawa

coji coji Apple Cheeks at Buy Me Stand QP @ Son of a Cheese Venu's South Indian Dining Venu's South Indian Dining Apple crumble pie at Bespoque Guerrero Guerrero

Music release news: Halmens X, dorlis

Halmens X "35 seiki" dorlis "Portrait"

This week's video: sugar me "anyone else but you (feat. Oh Shu)"

Posted on October 16, 2016 at 11:03 | Permalink | Trackback (0) | Comments (0) | Tweet |

October 9, 2016

Weekly revue: 2016 week #40 (October 1 to 7)

Food: - Victoria sponge cake with rhubarb jam at Kies, Nishi-Ogikubo
- Gelato and latte macchiato at the Italian fair at Shinjuku Isetan
- Dropped by flower shop & snack Mag by Louise for its 2nd anniversary! Congratulations!
- Lamb meat at Bistro Hitsujiya, Yotsuya-3chōme

Kies Italian fair at Isetan Italian fair at Isetan Italian fair at Isetan
ひつじや ひつじや Mag by Louise

Music events: - I went to an event at Time Out Cafe & Diner (above Liquidroom) that was mainly a release party for comedian Hollywood Zakoshisyoh, although the main reason I went was all of the music guests. There was a guitar DJ set by Kashif (PPP, Jintana & Emeralds), a live performance by girl rap group Yomeiri Land, a DJ set by Dorian, and a show by all-star unit Donuts Disco Deluxe (ANI (Scha Dara Parr) + Robochu + AFRA), etc. All of that was just great! I posted short clips of Yomeiri Land, Kashif and Donuts Disco Deluxe.

moriura Kashif 嫁入りランド / Yomeiri Land Dorian @ Time Out Cafe Donuts Disco Deluxe (ANI+ロボ宙+AFRA) 藤井健太郎 + レイザーラモンRG
moriura, Kashif, Yomeiri Land, Dorian, Donuts Disco Deluxe, Fujii Kentarō + Razor Ramon RG

When walking out, we ran into models for Eros Hairstyling from Taiwan, who were shooting some photos before heading to their stage at Liquidroom. Quite impressive! That was followed by cheese ramen at the nearby Tsukumo.

Models for "EROS hairstyling" from Taiwan Models for "EROS hairstyling" from Taiwan Cheese ramen at Tsukumo, Ebisu

- Friday was the first day of Montreux Jazz Festival Japan 2016, and I was lucky to be able to check out Metafive! I had seen them at World Happiness in August, and they gave a set that was a bit similar including new song "Chemical" from the upcoming "Metahalf" mini-album (out Nov. 9). It was also my first time seeing them indoors, without worrying about the weather. :)

Set list: Albore / Whiteout / Luv U Tokio / Split Spirit / Cue / Chemical / Gravetrippin' / Turn Turn / Don't Move / Maisie's Avenue

Exhibition: - Went to see MOZYSKEY's solo exhibition at Ochiai Soup! Many new pieces were on display, as well as a mesmerizing spinning metal structure.


Music release news: lyrical school, Nakata Yasutaka

lyrical school "Magic Hour / kakko warui furarekata -lyrisch no baai-" Nakata Yasutaka "Nanimono EP / Nanimono (Original Soundtrack)"

This week's video: lyrical school "Magic Hour"

Posted on October 9, 2016 at 21:54 | Permalink | Trackback (0) | Comments (0) | Tweet |

October 2, 2016

Weekly revue: 2016 week #39 (September 24 to 30)

Food: - Thai food by Abe Kumiko at ECODA HẺM
- Sandwich, tiramisu and latte at Parlour Ekoda
- Thai dinner at Amrita shokudō, Kichijōji
- Corn soft serve ice cream on a real corn, at Dominique Ansel Bakery, Harajuku

Ecoda Hem Parlour Ekoda Parlour Ekoda Amrita Dominique Ansel

Music events: - I went to "Delica Lab" at Batica (Ebisu), the regular party organized by Nakatsuka Takeshi! This time the artists featured were Izumi Ookawara (who had just released a new single the same day), dorlis (who also released a new album the week before), and saxophonist Soeda Naomu. All were great! :) The food this time was "white gyoza" from Fight Gyoza in Sugamo. I had two plates. :)

NAKATSUKA Takeshi dorlis
大河原泉 大河原泉 White gyōza from Fight Gyoza, at "Delica Lab"

- Also I dropped by Isetan to have a look at Perfume's "Perfume Party People" corner, celebrating 11 years of Perfume since their major debut.

Perfume Party People Perfume Party People

Music release news: Izumi Ookawara, Konishi Yasuharu, lyrical school

Izumi Ookawara "Friendly Ghost" (Download) Konishi Yasuharu "hulu Original Drama 'Debusen' Original Soundtrack" lyrical school "Magic Hour / kakko warui furarekata -lyrisch no baai-"

Playlist: Nakatsuka Takeshi, (M)otocompo x Kit Cat, Pizzicato Five, Modern Choki Chokies, Kit Cat, Maika Loubté

NAKATSUKA Takeshi "Eye" (M)otocompo x Kit Cat "Poplot Times 2016" Pizzicato Five "Happy End of the World" Modern Choki Chokies "The Legend of Bongengan Bangara Bingen" Modern Choki Chokies "kumachan" (M)otocompo x Kit Cat "Poplot Times 2016" Kit Cat "Scratch You!" Maika Loubté "Le Zip"

This week's videos:

lyrical school "Magic Hour"

Lucky Tapes "Lady Blues"

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