Sakura & Japanese Girls Go To School

Cute and beautiful picture. It’s cherry blossom season in Japan, and school starts for two little girls. Have a wonderful life!

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Credit: Rionao on Photohito, a Japanese photo sharing site.

100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience

Teaser video for 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience. It’s a documentary about the evolution of arcades and also game culture in Japan.

Official website: 100yenfilm

Akihabara Electric Town 1986

Tokyo’s Akihabara Electric Town in 1986. Lots of consumer electronic shops back then before anime, manga and video games became dominant in the area.

Credit: Kamepo on Youtube

Japanese Girls, Capsule Toys, Akihabara

Girls trying their luck with Gashapon (capsule toys machines) in Tokyo’s Akihabara District. The name gasha-pon comes from the sound when using it – “gasha” when turning the lock, and “pon” when the capsule drops to the collecting place.

Japanese girls Akihabara capsule toy machines

The most common toys are plastic figures of anime or video game characters. Besides Japan the machines are also pretty popular in some other Asian countries.

In most other places it’s more common with cheap toys for kids. However in Japan there are more collector items and grown-ups play it often too.

Credit: ninetail-fox on Tumblr

Hello Kitty, Hello Curry

Cute window sticker at a curry restaurant in Tokyo’s Hachioji City. Couldn’t find any details about this place, so it’s probably a pop up cafe.

Hello Kitty curry restaurant Tokyo

Hello Kitty is one of the biggest pop culture products of Japan. It also linked up with many businesses.

Source: Tokyobling