Dancing waitresses at The National Art Centre Tokyo

Heard The National Art Centre Tokyo in Roppongi is a fine piece of art itself. So I’m not gonna miss it while in Japan. “You’re making me go to an art museum again?” Pangzi protested. “But I wanna visit a maid cafe!” “Who told you about maid cafes?” I demanded. “They are a work of …

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Tower Records, while it lasts

“Daddy, what were you doing before the Internet?” Pangzi asked curiously. That’s my cue to take him to Tower Records. “Heard of CD?” I started. “Think I spent my entire childhood listening to those.” “I only know Christian Dior.” “CD stands for compact disc,” I continued. “You put it into a player, out comes music.” …

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A host of reasons to go Red Tokyo Tower

It was not easy to convince Pangzi to visit Red Tokyo Tower at first. After all, my interest was not typical of the average tourist in Japan. “I’m going Red Tokyo Tower to see my idol,” I told him. “You can wait for me at the top. See some winter birds, watch the traffic below, …

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Toyama museum not for wimps

One day, Pangzi came home complaining of bruises after sports. During my time, we picked ourselves up and fought on even on one good limb. Are children made of glass nowadays? In order to show Pangzi real glass, I took him to a Toyama museum, where glass art was the centrepiece. The Toyama Glass Art Museum is …

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