course, what gamer's website doesn't have a page on travelling to,
or living in, Japan? Why should I just imitate all the other guys?
Well, the main difference is that most of the accounts of life center
around Tokyo, as though that's where all the foreigners are living.
However, for 6 years of my life, I didn't live in Tokyo. I was put
in the northeast of Japan, in a little city called Kitakami.
December 2007, NOW I live in Tokyo! :-D
(Click on the pictures below
to view each page.)
It's in Iwate Prefecture, up where Mario is hanging out in the
background. While it's no Tokyo, it still is a comfortable place
More and more and more pics
of my walk around Kitakami. In 3-D!
Here are even more pics of
my travels around Iwate!
are some more pics of my jaunts around the Kitakami area!
are various pictures that I took that show an interesting side of
traditional Japanese culture. Enjoy!
Hunting... Looking for games in Akihabara is more productive, but
I've found that doing the same in small towns is more fun.
It's the videogamer's Mecca. Filled with nerdy Japanese types, noise,
and lucky or rich foreigners. It is a *great* place in which to
そぶ！ゲーム展", or Play! Game Expo, is an exhibition
(Sept. 2016 - Mar. 2017) held at the Skip
City visual arts museum in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
It features about 20 playable arcade games from the mid-late '80s
(eg. OutRun), game consoles, as well as reams of original design
documents from classic arcade games & hardware. I went
there with my son, took plenty of pictures, and had a great time!
X was a retrospective show that was held at the Tokyo Metropolitan
Museum of Photography from Dec. 4, 2003 to Feb. 8, 2004. Here is
my account of going to the show on the very last day.
of 2004, I held my second (bi-)annual game party in my apartment.
official, just a bunch of friends and students having fun, reminiscing
over classic games, and getting drunk!
It was so
fun this time, I think I'll host another one in the summer.
my travelogue of my trip to the 2005
World Expo in Aichi, Japan.
If you have any questions or things you want
to see more of on this page, please let me know!
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