Shibuya like you've never seen it before!

Panasonic GH4: Fun with VFR in Shibuya, Tokyo

I slung together some of the extra VFR footage I had from the GH4 review and strapped it to a tune from the youtube creator's library. I'm mad impressed by how well it turned out. I'm also in love with the GH4's in camera variable frame rate.

Anyway... WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!! it's spectacular!

wanna know more about the GH4? read my review of it on AkihabaraNews.com

REVIEW: ICEPEN 'ZEN' Multifunction Tablet & Smartphone Stylus (AkihabaraNews.com)


ICEPEN is a Vietnam based startup that blasted 150% past its Kickstarter goal and is now in production. The stylus is a 3-in-one device that includes a standard rubbery tip, a precision tip, and a traditional twist-out pen. AkihabaraNews tested two pre-production units, and here’s what our reporter thought.
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"our reporter" is me.

Click here to read the review.


Epic Enka 女・・・ひとり旅 - 田川寿美

I'm busy designing web banners at the moment and I don't know when I'll have time to sling together a post with some original content today so here is an epic Enka tune that I currently find myself repeating when it shuffles into my playlist.

Wikipedia says:
Enka (演歌?) is a popular Japanese music genre considered to resemble traditional Japanese music stylistically...Modern enka, as developed in the postwar era, is a form of sentimental ballad music.

Yes I am a metalhead...
Yes I love Enka!


Take a listen. Tell me what you think. Tell me if you want me to do more music related stuff (after all that is how I made a name for myself in the first place.)

女・・・ひとり旅 田川寿美 (Onna... Hitori Tabi by Toshimi Tagawa)


Tokyo Street Shots - SPECIAL EDITION: Panasonic GH4 & Legs! (AkihabaraNews.com)

For those of you who don't know yet, AkihabaraNews.com publishes a bunch of my Street Photography every week. This particular batch was shot with the Panasonic Lumix GH4.

Click the pic... or HERE to see the full set.

While you're at it check out my review of the GH4 too.


Shots#112 Spring Peach Blossom Festival in Nagano.

While the Sakura had come and were starting to go in Tokyo, further north, in Chikuma City, Nagano, The apricot blossoms had just started to bloom. The city is known for it's apricots and as a result Spring is heralded in by the apricot, rather than the Cherry blossom (which comes a bit later). There is also a small event at a local shrine to commemorate the blooming of the apricot trees and the coming of spring... But the weather decided that spring can wait. It must be said though, that these ladies deserve som emad props for continuing to dance even as biting cold winds stirred a blizzard around them.


Japan How It Is - Yuasa, Wakayama.

Yuasa town in Wakayama Prefecture is time machine 2 hours outside Osaka. It's the town where Soy Sauce was first made in Japan. I got lost there and ended up finding out about a truly amazing town.

Related Yuasa post. HERE>

Yuasa town home page (Japanese): HERE>

Manny Marx bandcamnp: HERE>


REVIEW: Panasonic Lumix GH4 (AkihabaraNews.com)


When the GH3 came onto the market, there was no denying that Panasonic was deliberately targeting the pro market. The GH2’s consumer-like colorful smoothness gave way to a magnesium body that was larger, more ergonomic, and dressed like Darth Vader.
Their online marketing material included testimonials from professional photographers and filmmakers from around the world, giving further evidence to the notion that it was a professional device.
By and large, they succeeded and found their niche in the market as purveyors of the best (arguably only) true hybrid photography system.
Now, a year and a bit later, Panasonic is about to unleash the GH3’s successor It’s called the GH… wait for it… 4!

No jokes... This might be my best piece since the Otaku Magazine days.
Go! Read it now! there be pretty pictures and vids too!



Race Queens of the Subaru BRZ GT300 - Round 1 (GALLERY) (AkihabaraNews.com)


I did a big chunk of the writing on this one... No I don't expect you to check it out because of the writing... I wouldn't either. But for what it's worth you can glimpse my wordsmithing skills on your way to feasting on delicious eye-candy. Anyway, click the pic or link below to see more:

Race Queens of the Subaru BRZ GT300