Thursday, September 19, 2019

Shibuya 109 Posters

Shibuya is a district in Tokyo, located on the Yamanote train line. It's a major fashion shopping area, and is very popular with girls and young women. One of the biggest landmarks is the Shibuya 109 tower, a couple blocks from Shibuya station. There's a 109 outlet store in Amu Plaza. While riding the escalator in Amu, I noticed these posters advertising the 40th anniversary of the main store.

I hate taking photos of stuff behind glass. Too much reflection to make out the posters properly.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

August Busker

There haven't been as many people playing music in Tenmonkan this summer as there have been in the past.

It's important to bring your own audience to these things.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Conan White Soda Can 2

I wasn't planning on getting any more of these cans in the Conan Case Closed series, but one night I needed a mixer for a small bottle of whiskey I wanted to finish, so here we are.

"Higosenshu e no sashiire ni iin ja nai kashira?"
"This (soda) is fine to give to Higo as a present, isn't it?" (Higo is a soccer player in the Case Closed manga.)

Monday, September 16, 2019

Bright Chalk - Dancer

One of the more ambitious chalk art pieces for Bright men's clothing shop. I think the artist started at the top of the woman's head and got to about waist level before realizing that there wasn't going to be enough room for her legs...

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Yamakataya Ad - National Lipstick Day

Ok, so "National Lipstick Day" ran for over one month, but I doubt many people really noticed. All I got out of this one is that the 50' foot woman would probably benefit from a good service and maintenance contract.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Open School Viewing

There are posters in the advertising cases along Streetcar Street using manga characters to advertise an open house for a private elementary school. Not sure what the target market is for this, since no one walking on the sidewalks looks at the signs, and the posters aren't facing the street where passing drivers could see them.