Tag: Tokyo

  • Tokyoiter

    Tokyoiter

    After moving to NYC, the cover art of the The New Yorker has taken on a new significance as I recognize the buildings and street scenes depicted and appreciate the weekly snapshots of the world around me. Tokyoiter is an art project which challenges participants to depict the cover of an imaginary Tokyo city magazine […]

  • Tokyo Train Station Melodies

    Oh, and if you want to hear samples, I linked to a site that exhaustively recorded and cataloged all the jingles back in 2004.

  • Walking Backwards

    Do you ever feel like you’re moving through a fog, going backwards? The clip from Tokyo Reverse is a highlight reel from a 9 hour video of someone who did just that, walk through the streets of Tokyo, in reverse. Ludovic Zuili, the man in the video, was filmed walking backwards and then the footage […]

  • PechaKucha Night

    While in Tokyo last week, I had the good fortune to attend a PechaKucha event in the place where it all started. PechaKucha is a simple idea delivery engine. The concept was invented by architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein as a clever way to keep architects from hogging the microphone and going on too […]

  • Tilt Shift, Timelapse Cities

    I think I stumbled across a new genre. Shooting your city in time lapse and giving it the tilt shift treatment. San Francisco New York Tokyo Paris Does your city have a particularly nice timelapse, tilt shift video?

  • Update from Tokyo

    Following up on last week’s letter, here’s an update from my father who lives in Tokyo. –The New York Times says just short of half a million people are now in “shelters,” which in most cases means living on a blanket spread out on the floor of a high-school gymnasium. Most of these rural people […]

  • Letter from Tokyo

    My father just sent an email yesterday to my sister and I describing the situation in Tokyo. Knowing how everything runs like clockwork in that city, it’s even more striking how the country adapts when they have to improvise. Four days after the quake we are still feeling aftershocks. We’ve received over sixy aftershocks so […]

  • What to do in Tokyo?

    What to do in Tokyo?

    A friend visiting Tokyo asked for recommendations. I often get this kind of question (I lived there for 10 years and am half-Japanese)  so for future reference, to point people in the future (and a place to park any follow up suggestions in the comments) I’ll put my recommendations here in this post. Here’s the […]

  • Japan

    Japan

    Before they drift into the murky past, let me share some thoughts from the trip to Japan. I traveled there at the end of last month to meet Izumi and the kids who had been there for the past two months so Tyler & Julia could go to school in Japan. The Japanese school year […]

  • Tokyo Storm Drains

    This has absolutely nothing to do with media, technology, or finance but hey, it’s the holidays and these images are absolutely stunning. Pointed out by a colleague of mine who has a knack to uncovering all that’s weird and wonderful, these photos of a Tokyo sewer system are nested in a larger site that details […]