Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern

Full episode of television show Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern when they visited Japan (Season 3 in 2008). The bizarreness is from American viewers’ perspective but a few of the dishes are unusual even for Japanese people.

Update: They deleted the video, unfortunately.

The foods includes river eels, sea squirts, stone fish liver, bluefin tuna eyeballs, mayonnaise fondue and milkshake, octopus egg sac, sea cucumber egg jerky, turtle blood sake, octopus ice cream, pit viper ice cream, beef tongue ice cream, horumon, takoyaki, raw horse mane, funazushi, squid ink soup, tuna eyes stew in mirin, giant sea snail, sea snake soup, and raw goat testicles with scrotum (via Wikipedia).

Tokyo-Shibuya Cityscape

Nice photo of Tokyo’s Shibuya from an interesting viewpoint. The area is a famous fashion center especially for youngsters in Japan. You can also spot the Shibuya 109, an iconic department store in Tokyo, in the middle of the picture.

Tokyo Shibuya cityscape

Click image for full size (1600×1067). Credit: Hideya Hamano (Flickr).

Japanese Book Towers

“Book towers” in some Japanese book shops and manga stores.

Japanese book tower

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Tokyo Cityscape – Megapolis Twilight

Late evening as seen from World Trade Center in Tokyo. The 40-storey building was Japan’s tallest skyscraper upon its completion in 1970.

Tokyo Cityscape Megapolis Twilight

In view is the Tokyo Tower, a famous landmark in the city.

Source: DisquietLight (Tumblr)

Meiji Tea Advertisement 1961

Advertisement for Meiji red tea in 1961 which emphasized on its unique packaging.

Vintage Japanese commercial for Meiji red tea

The company still exists today and focuses on milk products.

Source: CyborgPark (Tumblr)