Monthly Archives: February 2011

Hadaka Matsuri – The (Semi) Naked Man Mud Festival!

This mud festival took place yesterday (Feb 25th) at Mimusubi Shrine in Yotsukaido over in Chiba prefecture which was about a 90 minute train ride away. Alongside the penis festival (a.k.a. kana matsuri) and nakizumo festival (sumo wrestlers making babies … Continue reading

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Mannekin Pis In Tokyo!

Whilst looking up the name of the little pissing boy statue for my Brussels blog entry I was quite surprised to discover that there is actually one here in Tokyo. It’s on the platform of Hamamatsucho station on the JR … Continue reading

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Radiohead In Tokyo: The Event That Never Was!

Last Thursday night I read on the NME website that Radiohead had tweeted a message in Japanese with the words “18.59 on 19 Hachiko Square” which got many people speculating that the band would be appearing the following day (the … Continue reading

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Tokyo Fox (東京狐) Is 5 Years Old Today!

Who would have thought it but this site has made it to its 5th birthday! There will be no big feature here though about the ups and downs or the best moments over the last half decade. Instead I will just … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: James Bond Special

The Bond franchise is famed for its glamorous locations from around the world but the true home of 007 is in London, mainly due to the MI6 headquarters being located there. As well as the various places used for that role, … Continue reading

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In Bruges Filming Locations In Bruges

Due to a bout of heavy snowfall and subsequent Eurostar problems I had to cancel my planned trip to Bruges back in December 2009. I wasn’t gonna let the money I’d spent on a guidebook go to waste though so … Continue reading

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Belgium 2011: Sprout & About In Brussels

I arrived on Belgian soil for the first time in my life after a ridiculously early flight which left Berlin at 7:10 am. With an evening seat booked on the Eurostar back to London I didn’t have too much time to … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: Harry Potter & The Philosophers Stone (2002)

Only a few days ago did I see ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone‘ (2002) for the first time. I’d never had an interest in this franchise whatsoever but having been to a couple of the London filming locations at the … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

If twenty plus Bourne Supremacy locations in Berlin wasn’t enough I now present you with a few of the places in London that featured in ‘The Bourne Ultimatum‘ which is probably my favourite Bourne movie. Just over a year ago I went to Tangiers in … Continue reading

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Berlin Filming Locations: The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

The second film in the Bourne trilogy begins in Goa (India) where Bourne (Matt Damon) and Marie (Franka Potente) are lying low. After that its mostly Berlin all the way albeit in a variety of guises as the German capital fills … Continue reading

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