Since January 2010, German expatriate Florian Seidal has been documenting his hobby of haikyo exploration with journal entries and imagination-capturing images on his blog Urban Kansai. We got in touch to find out more.
Monkeys lazing around in front of one of the best views of Kyoto
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Fire, drums, costumes, yelling. All the good stuff.
Funny 6-second video clips from Japanese Vine users
Pikachu burgers, pokéball rice balls and Pikachu-butt curry buns
Last weekend was the Koenji Awa Odori, one of Tokyo’s biggest and best summer festivals, in which 10,000 dancers parade through the oft-cramped streets of Koenji to the glee of drunken sweaty spectators. Here’s a selection of our best images
Apparently there’s a lot of people in Tokyo
Manga, air-conditioned shirts, maid outfits for bottles and – of course – cosplayers
Only in Tokyo can you purchase items from a dog shopkeeper, like some kind of bizarre, real-life Japanese RPG.