This Week in Tokyo – 9 July 2019
The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo – a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the city. 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’s edition, continuing a fully-booked June for Maction Planet, is hosted by Mac, our Founder and Lead Guide. This week: Tanabata Dreams by Maction Planet; Eevee – Kawaii Vui; First in the Forest of Resonating Lamps; What goes up must come down and Walkman 40th Anniversary.
Featured image – Tanabata Dreams by Maction Planet: A happy Tanabata to all our guests from everyone at Maction Planet. The Tanabata (七夕) celebration originates from the Chinese Qixi Festival. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. The gods are represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively. The Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year. However long it takes, dreams can come true!
Eevee – Kawaii Vui: Does anyone ever need a reason to include a photo of Eevee on their blog? Exactly! Here is Eevee doing their signature pose at the Pokemon Cafe!
First in the Forest of Resonating Lamps: Have you ever wandered what it would feel like to be the first person into the Forest of Resonating Lamps at TeamLab Borderless? Now you know!
What goes up must come down: My guests Erin and Brad got to see a rare sight as we toured together this week. We caught a priest removing ema from an overladen ema board at Marishiten Tokudaiji Temple!
And finally… Walkman 40th Anniversary: This brought back memories… a giant Sports Walkman in characteristic yellow on show at Sony Park Ginza to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary world-changing device!