This Week in Tokyo – 8 June 2021
Welcome to ‘This Week in Tokyo’, a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in the city. Hosted by Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide, you can check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis, and beyond! This week: Godzilla Manhole Cover; Godzilla Energy; Baird’s Shuzenji 7th; Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2021 and Mac and Tendon.
Godzilla Manhole Cover: Two Godzilla manhole covers were installed in May 2021 in Shinjuku. Here’s my favourite of the two, which features a silhouette of Shin-Godzilla, from the eponymous movie of 2016.
Godzilla Energy: I spotted this manhole cover on the way to film one of my latest Kanpai Planet videos – a taste test of the new Godzilla Energy Drink. I filmed the video in front of the giant Godzilla head at the Hotel Gracery Shinjuku. Was I able to give an honest review of the drink with the big man standing right behind me? Click to find out!
Baird’s Shuzenji 7th: Congratulations to Baird Beer on the 7th anniversary of their Shuzenji Brewery and Taproom.
I spent a wonderful weekend at Camp Baird, watching Japanese stand-up comedy, winning at bingo and, best of all, enjoying a few sessions of all-you-can-drink Baird Beer!
Baird Beer is the official beer supplier of the Maction Planet x Shochu.Pro hanami, and, if all is better with world, we should be holding an event three-years in the making on Sunday 27 March 2022 in Yoyogi Park Tokyo. Watch this to get in the mood, then mark it in your diaries! Kanpai!
Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2021: I am proud to present one of the world’s first in-depth reviews of Suntory’s new limited-edition Hibiki variant, Hibiki Blossom Harmony 2021.
This video has got 500 videos in its first 72 hours of release, which I am told is pretty good for a small nice channel like Kanpai Planet. Click to join the Japanese whisky cognoscenti and check it out!
Mac and Tendon: Chef Nahoko and I have been putting the final touches to the final Maction Planet x At Home with Nahoko Cooking Class: TENDON on 13 June 2021 (JST)
This smile on my face tells you all need to know about how amazing the contents of the bowl in front of me are.
As well as learning how to make this delicious dish, you will learn some pro techniques to take your culinary skills to the next level!
Two classes, at 08:00 and 18:00 JST cater to all timezones! [For guests in North and South America the class will be late afternoon/evening your time on 12 June.]
We hope you can join us, and our incredible community of chefs from six continents, so we can thank you ‘in person’ for being part of this incredible journey over the last 12 months. We couldn’t have done it without your support. A huge DOMO ARIGATO FROM TOKYO. Itadakimasu, and we continue…