Japan – Kingdom of Characters is an exhibition by the the Japan Foundation Sydney. Through the end of May, life-sized figures of famous Japanese characters and information panels will be on display at the Japan Foundation Gallery in Chifley Plaza. There will also be free anime screenings and lectures every Wednesday night throughout the exhibition.
March brings us Animania mini in Sydney 2011. It was quite a bit smaller than the main event last Sept, and due to the never ceasing rain these few weeks there didn’t seem to be many big props around. Nevertheless, there were still some good cosplayers there, and a few I recognised from the previousContinue reading “Animania アニマニア mini 2011”
Animania 2010. This year it seems that Bleach, Code Geass, and Naruto were the big ones. There were also a lot of classics and also stuff I didn’t know.
Just a bunch of misc pics from around Osaka, and things that didn’t fit anywhere else.
Matsuyamachi 松屋町 is the place where you go to buy all sorts of miscellaneous things in bulk, from fans to fireworks, from dolls to sweets. It is also the home of a UHA shop, which has 3 cute colored mascots out the front. The guide books make you think there are figures all down theContinue reading “Matsuyamachi 松屋町”
Tsurubashi Fuugetsu 鶴橋風月 is a large okonomiyaki chain in Japan. Okonomiyaki is sometimes referred to as Japanese-style pizza. It’s not. It’s nothing like pizza. Okonomiyaki is a mix of meat and chopped cabbages mixed into a batter and cooked on a hot top. When it is cooked, it is topped with “sauce” and mayonnaise, andContinue reading “Mini Review: Tsuruhashi Fuugetsu 鶴橋風月”
Fushimi Inari Taisha 伏見稲荷大社 has a cool tunnel of torii. Well, several it turns out. Yep, that’s all we really knew about it when we decided to go. Carra saw it in some tourist guide and that was that. We ended up going twice, because we got there in the afternoon and the tunnels wereContinue reading “Fushimi Inari Taisha 伏見稲荷大社”
Jishu Jinja 地主神社 is inside Kiyomizudera 清水寺. In fact it’s slap bang right in the middle of it. A Shinto shrine in the middle of a Buddhist complex. What on earth’s going on here? Jishu Jinja is famous for its pair of love stones. Err rocks. The point is you start from one side, close yourContinue reading “Jishu Jinja 地主神社”