Japan Trip 2015 – Day 3 – Tsukiji-Tokyo Tower-Akihabara

On day 3 we went to a few places. First was Tsukiji Fish Market. This is the second time we been to Tsukiji. This time we went there slightly earlier than the previous time and managed to catch some actions in the wholesales areas (means there are still shops open for business). Although it is called Tsukiji Fish Market, it sells other produces beside seafood. There are sections dedicated for vegetables, fruits, flowers, and others. Unfortunately we only visited the seafood section.
For those of you who do not know, Tsukiji Fish Market will be relocated to a new area come November 2016. It is supposed to be a larger and better but one thing for sure, it will be different. If you want to experience the current market, better make a trip there before the relocation.

Some photos from Tsukiji Fish Market. Click on photo to view next.


Written by Ken on June 23rd, 2016 with no comments.
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Japan Trip 2015 – Day 2 – Tokyo Motor Show

Day 2 of my trip to Japan was all about cars, bikes, and automobiles, and a little bit of Gundam Front.

Prior to departing for the trip, I have learned that it coincides with the 44th Tokyo Motor Show (learn more here). So without much hesitation I quickly bought two tickets online, one for meself and one for me wife. And it so happened it was on the last day of the event on the 9th of November 2015.

The motor show was held in Tokyo Big Sight. It is located in Odaiba and is a popular venue that holds all sorts of events throughout the year such as AnimeJapan, Halal Market Fair 2016, Tokyo Shoes EXPO, and MAGIC The Gathering GRAND PRIX TOKYO 2016, just to name a few.

As for the Tokyo Motor Show, it was such a huge event with loads of cars and bikes and not forgetting the beautiful and kawaii girls 🙂 Most of the cars and bikes at the show were Japanese of course with Toyota and Honda taking up most of the real estates. Here are some that deserved special mention.

Honda Clarity. Honda’s every own fuel cell car.

The all new Honda NSX.


Written by Ken on May 9th, 2016 with no comments.
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Japan Trip 2015 – Day 1

Been wanting to post the photos I took during my trip to Japan in November 2015 with my wife. Since I took quite a few photos during the trip, I will post them in several posts.

For this trip I no longer lug around my Canon 400D and the 18-200 Sigma OS lens. Instead I got the Sony Alpha A6000. And I also got myself an ultra-wide angle lens that I also wanted to go along with it. It is the Sony 10-18mm f/4 OSS. This combination is a welcome change from the heavy and bulky Canon+Sigma setup. Most significant is the weight reduction. It and it is a joy to use and I couldn’t be happier.

First off is day 1 in Akihabara and Kanda Station and surrounding areas. Just checked in to the hotel after an overnight flight and was feeling pretty dizzy. The weather wasn’t so good either. It was dark and gloomy. In fact, it has been like this and rainy throughout the whole trip. Had dinner at a small and quiet Ramen shop and called it a day.

Enjoy the photos.

Tips: Click on photo to view next.

Written by Ken on May 1st, 2016 with no comments.
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Hasegawa – Last Exile Fam the Silver Wing Vanship

Hasegawa will be releasing this awesome kit under it’s Creator Works series in December 2012. The kit consists of two 1/72 scale vehicles featured in the anime Last Exile – Fam the Silver Wing.

Have not watch this anime yet but have watched the first installment which is simple called Last Exile. Last Exile is one of the better anime I have seen and I absolutely love the environment and vehicle designs. And the storyline is quite intrigued as well. If you are an ardent anime fan and have not watched this, you should go out right now and get yourself a copy.

Alright, back to the kit. This kit just looks amazing. It consists of the big vanship (this is what the call the flying vehicles in the anime) and a smaller one called a vespa which belongs to Fam, the main protagonist of the anime. I just love the retro and classic feel of these vanship designs.

I would love to build one of these someday but am worry that I may not have the skill to build them the way the deserved.

Now feast your eyes on these awesome pics.


Written by Ken on December 5th, 2012 with no comments.
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Hasegawa 1/1500 Space Pirate Battleship Arcadia


Space Pirate Battleship Arcadia is featured in the Galaxy Express 999 anime movie version. Hasegawa has in November 2012 released under its Creator Works series, a 1/1500 scale version of this awesome looking bad add spaceship.

It is 336.5mm long and 164mm wide. One stand out parts is the wood cabin looking portion at the back of the ship or shall I say the stern, which gives it the distinct pirate ship look. The other is the huge beak knife at the front and it also comes with turning turrets.




Written by Ken on November 29th, 2012 with no comments.
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