Monthly Archives: August 2015


Awaodori performance

Don't usually do video, but came across this sudden performance by this group yesterday (I believe they are called "maichoren" (???????)) and managed to get most of their show.

Even though I wasn't in the best location (behind instead of in front), it was still really fun to watch!

#awaodori   #koenji   #dance   #Japan   #cooljapan  ?


The show's about to start

Took this yesterday evening in Koenji – these dancers were standing down a small side road getting ready to perform.  

The Koenji Awaodori takes place every year at the end of August, and features a weekend where dozens of performing groups dance in the streets for hours.  The street dances officially start at 5PM, but I highly recommend going there earlier in the day as there are often impromptu shows popping up all around the town (I managed to film  brief video of one which I'll upload to Youtube soon).  
There are also theater performances, but I have yet to catch one of these – next year for sure! 

If you're in Tokyo, you can still catch the last day of performances tomorrow – definitely an experience worth trying!
For better images, check out +Jason Arney 's stream – he's been shooting these for a couple years now and knows more about them than I ever will.

#koenji   #awaodori   #japan   #dance  ?


For the readers out there :)

My long time (seriously, going on 14 years now..) friend and fellow geek +Neal Hicks  has just finished writing his first novel and has started a campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds for the final phase of editing and printing his book.  It's almost halfway funded so it's looking good, but he could still use more help!  So if you're into reading (especially sci-fi), do take a look at his project on Kickstarter (or share it with other readers in your life) 🙂

In my case, I'm extra excited about seeing his book getting published because he will be using one of my images as the cover!  So I can't wait to finally get to read it 🙂

Good night from Tokyo!?

Pathways Science Fiction Novel by Neal Akasaka — Kickstarter
Neal Akasaka is raising funds for Pathways Science Fiction Novel on Kickstarter!

A young boy discovers a relic of a lost technology that changes his life and his world forever.