Godzilla in Roppongi is just about right – Saki, Satoru and Kiromaru ran into just about everything else.
Today was my birthday (still is, for another hour) so I dragged my aching back out of the flat and made a little circuit of the city and snapped a few pics. For the next month Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi has a Godzilla in the garden – I understand he shoots fire at night, but even during the day he’s quite a sight. Afterwards I stopped off at Shibuya Parco before meeting up with a couple of Swedish expat friends, and while the bad news is that the Yowapeda popup store I photographed a few weeks ago has sadly joined the choir invisible (it’s been replaced by a Haikyuu!! one) the good news is that a Hoozuki no Reitetsu popup has moved in on the floor. Check it out if you’re a fan – they have a lot of cool stuff.
The last few pics are from the Yebisu Beer Museum at Yebisu Garden Place, and the strange exhibit set up in the complex that I’ve dubbed the “Trippin’ Balls Dome“. From the outside it looks like a small temporary free-standing planetarium – which was my guess, and it wasn’t far off. What it is, in fact, is a combination of pretty flowers and shodou (calligraphic) Kanji projected onto a dome with creepy music in the background. In practice it’s something like a cross between a planetarium show and an immersive jellyfish tank, and quite cool and bizarre. But what I really want to know is, what was the meeting like where someone suggested this as an attraction? It’s one of those “only in Japan” oddities – this country just has a huge appreciation for the weird and wonderful.