Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.

Posted By yonghow on July 3rd, 2017

Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.

Takeshi/Kojima wanted to check out some shops and small art galleries in the vicinity of Shibuya/Daikanyama, so we picked a day where the weather wasn’t too hot and set off in the late morning ( it turned out to be quite hot anyway ).

(above) A quaint little outdoor cafe called Sera Girl nestled in the heart of Shibuya, somewhere close to Miyashita Park, I think.

Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.

(above) Small billboards, mostly for eateries lined up outside the entrance of Daikanyama station. (below) We had lunch at a basement bakery/restaurant close to the big Tsutaya bookstore. The coffee was awesome.

Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.
Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.

The 2nd hand bookstore Ruroudou just beside Gakugei-Daigaku station. Japan has a rich reading culture and everyone takes good care of their books, so used copies are always in very good condition, and one can find many “treasures” ( out of print books that are worth much more than they were when published ) in stores like this.

Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.
Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.

Spotted – copies of Otomo Katsuhiro ( Akira ) early comics, which are very hard to come by these days.

Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.
Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.
Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.

We then stopped by for an afternoon break at Meguro Hiiragi, a well known Taiyaki shop in Meguro. Taiyaki is a fish shaped dessert/sweet hugely popular in Japan, with a crispy outer pancake batter filled with tasty Anko ( sweet red bean paste ).

I really love the no nonsense, minimalist design of the shop and it’s logo (image above); an exceeding austere outline of a fish. This speaks volumes about the confidence the shop have in their products.

Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.
Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.
Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.
Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.

(above) A spontaneous and random street fashion snap. Model : Takeshi.

Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.
Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.

And then its back to Shibuya before we headed back to Sayama by train. A nice day out !

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3 Responses to “Shibuya/Daikanyama Walk, June 2017.”

Star

Lol I used to think about how Asian metro areas are so conveniently crowded as well as interconnected together and how that sensuality seems to be reverberated in certain Cyberpunkian background illustrations. Lollollol. I’m not criticizing but rather in admiration of the lifestyle, but the minimalist approach itselfs feels like it’s another effort yet in trying to fit in to the already physically filled space there. No offense to anyone in the picture. Cause whether I was in Korea or now in America I kept finding Metro vs. non-metro subjects that kept contradicting each other (like highly sophisticated lifestyle vs it’s dark contemprary culture within), which I think Micheal Ariad the director might know how to emphasize on that way better. I hope this response was something of a feedback.

DISTRAKT

Wow, what a perfect day in the life!

yonghow

Star – I am not familiar with Micheal Ariad’s work; I did try googling his name but nothing film related came up. Can you point me in the right direction ? :]