If you are in Roppongi you’d better drop in to the Roppongi Hills A/D Gallery to see the Tetsuya Ono and Wataru Itou exhibition of excellent modern paper art. Tetsuya Ono was new for me but Wataru Itou is one of the most ambitious artists in the world, famous for his massive Castle on the Ocean. Here he exhibits many architectural works of paper. Ono’s “paper mecha” are absolutely stunning as well! Entrance free.
At Roppongi Hills you can enjoy a meal or a drink while checking out the tenth installment of the famous Dragon Quest game series. There’s a special menu, cardboard figures on display and even a car decorated in the usual itasha fashion. The handsome waiter didn’t flinch at all when I took his picture and they even had the famous blue slime nikuman for sale! Although not for take out I was informed. I missed them when they went on sale in the convenience stores a few months ago. If you are a fan of the Dragon Quest games you must attend! This whole thing is done in collaboration with the official Dragon Quest bar in Roppongi that I have passed a hundred times but never had the courage to enter. One of these days I will have to make a blog post about it!
It’s the day before Christmas eve and I thought this would be a good time to share some photos of Tokyo Christams illuminations I have taken over the last month. These are all from Roppongi, showing the all year non-stop christmassy Tokyo Tower, as well as the Christmas tree in front of Tokyo Mid Town and even, although having nothing to do with our modern Christmas, a rather stylish Roppongi church roof top ornament. Here’s hoping that all of us get peace, some love and a lot of rest this Christmas!
While walking from Tokyo Midtown to Harajuku the other day I took this photo as I passed Roppongi Hills. Or as us cool cats in Tokyo say: “Rokuhiru”. I think this photo is sufficiently bland to illustrate a long lazy Saturday afternoon walk! Oh, and there is a full sized version too, in case you are looking for a new desktop image.