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Gishi no Mokusou

Alex Forencich's contemplations on Life, Engineering, and Japan


Tag: Akihabara

Today, me and Richard went back to Akihabara one more time before leaving for Sendai. I neglected to take any pictures of all the little electronics stores earlier, so I took a quick snapshot as I left the station. It really doesn’t do it justice, though. Someday I’ll have to go through and take pictures of all the vendors inside with a nice wide-angle lens. It’s really quite impressive and I’m willing to bet nothing like it exists in the US.

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I went back to Akihabara today with Richard and Matt to do some window shopping.  Shortly after leaving the station, though, we saw a rather interesting car:

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After dropping off my bags in my new room at the Weekly Mansion, I decided to check out the town to figure out where the food was.  However, I ran into Austin in the elevator on the way down.  He was going to Akihabara (秋葉原) to buy a digital camera since his had just recently stopped working.  Akihabara, for those not in the know, is essentially the biggest geek fest in Tokyo, perhaps even in all of Japan.  If you need anything computer related, you’ll find it there.  They also have just about every anime and manga under the sun.  They’re also home to a uniquely Japanese phenmenon, the maid cafe.  More on that in a bit. Also, Akihabara is commonly abbreviated as Akiba (アキバ).

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