Month: July 2014

Wednesday Cat

It’s Wednesday, and I had just the right beer for a Wednesday around: Suiyoubi no Neko (Wednesday Cat) by Yo-Ho. I’m pretty sure I’ve never before had anything “Belgian white beer style”, so I was looking forward to it.

Wednesday Cat


Haruna

Of course today’s main event was the release of Haruna’s K2. The devs managed to make sure this way that everyone had her on their mind on this important day – the day the historical battlecruiser fast battleship sank.

Haruna K2


BrewDog Punk IPA

When I see a bright blue can of beer with a logo design using a font that could as well be from VTKS lineup, furthermore called “punk”, I just feel this urge to give it a try.

Punk IPA


Craft beer in Ikebukuro

Saturday night. The party town of Ikebukuro. The craft beer and sake bar called 万事快調 (“all’s well”). Of course I forgot to take any pictures, so I just used the one from Tabelog.

Banji-Kaichou


Into the Maelstrom

Bigelf’s new release, while not a concept album, focuses on the central element of sci-fi, with space and time travel showing up at every corner.

Into the Maelstrom


Tessai

Going to exhibitions is nice, and it makes me feel like I might even count as slightly cultured in the eyes of ignorant people. “Classical” art (eg up to the 20th century and the collapse of all classical concepts of beauty and art in general) is definitely worth seeing every time, but I felt that I was ignoring something important. After all I’m living in Japan, and while it’s natural that western art exhibitions would be advertised much more, there should be plenty of great local stuff too. That’s how I found the exhibition in memory of Tessai’s death’s 90th anniversary.

Tessai


Tokió belvárosa

Mondanám, hogy rég nem jártam már a díszes belvárosi részen a Yamanote kör túloldalán, de még csak igaz se lenne. Pont múlt héten voltam Akihabarában egy barátommal, és bár az teljesen más világ, mint a Ginza-környék, ugyanúgy a kör túloldala (és csak egy köpésre vannak egymástól).

Marunouchi


Ginga Kogen pale ale

It’s Sunday. No, it doesn’t matter. I just needed some first words, and somehow it feels that Ginga Kogen’s pale ale is a good pick for a lazy Sunday evening.

Ginga Kogen pale ale


Pension

A while ago at the studio some of the folk with families were in an intense conversation about their pays and how (well) they can live in the future. Pensions were mentioned as well, and someone said “I feel sorry for foreigners who pay in pensions here”. I was a bit surprised and asked why, and he said “come on, no way you’d live here for so long.”


Echigo Red Ale

I picked up a can of the Red Ale by the Japanese craft brewery Echigo. Echigo is the old name for the area that is currently Niigata prefecture, where the brewery is based.

Echigo Red Ale