Trying to keep up with the A Week in Tokyo series but for the time being all the events are a few months late meaning that today we cover everything that happened during the month of April ><
I actually prepared and uploaded this post in June but due to AX only managed to write up the text today ^^
Its always interesting however to see how much life has changed over the span of just a few months.
First photo taken during a visit to the Shinmaruko area - this is snapped in the shotengai.
On April 1st I announced that I was making my own line of dolls but decided to mix in the usual lies with the truth which lead to many confused people ^o^
What I didn't expect was for it all to turn into reality again so soon...
I spend a lot of my time in Kanamachi - an area in East Tokyo which is known for its many factories that manufacture toys. Takara Tomy is also located here.
One of the factories I use to help me electroplate and make molds is Kamijo who have also received awards for the quality of their work.
I'll be taking videos and photos of the electroplating process for season 3 of Culture Japan for you to see.
Heading back to base from Kanamachi - caught up in traffic. While Tokyo is a huge metropolis and you would think that the highways are *always* jammed - its actually not that bad all the time - not as bad as the ones I've encountered in Malaysia, Thai, Indonesia and LA ><
The highways over here are being constantly monitored for traffic conditions and that info is communicated in a timely manner to all car navigation systems so that folks can reroute or get off the highway for a rest.
In some cases, they increase lanes for jammed routes too.
When you search for "Only in Japan" you usually get weird Japanese stuff.
I should start a series so that the good "Only in Japan" starts to show up in search results too.
More often than not, when folks drop stuff in the road - somebody else would pick it up and put it aside to prevent it from being trodden on.
I know two people who dropped wallets - they ran back to find it in the same place but was put on the side of the road. Only in Japan.
Now that I'm manufacturing my own dolls, I've got a legitimate reason to have nekkid dolls displayed around the place ^^;
Seriously though - I've been working on the oppai part a lot and have been through a couple of molds and modifications to get them just right.
Picked up the Revoltech Pliers - very useful especially for getting those joints out of Nendoroid parts. This came out ages ago but if you want them then maybe have a lookie on one of the retailers below.