since the place where the comiket is held and diver city tokyo were not that far, at the end of the third and last comiket day (10th day in tokyo for us), a visit to the giant gundam statue in odaiba was obligatory. there was one of us that had never seen it before, and i was more than happy to admire it again, because it’s one the coolest things i have ever seen.

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odaiba gundam

odaiba gundam

odaiba gundam

odaiba

since the place where the comiket is held and diver city tokyo were not that far, at the end of the third and last comiket day (10th day in tokyo for us), a visit to the giant gundam statue in odaiba was obligatory. there was one of us that had never seen it before, and i was more than happy to admire it again, because it’s one the coolest things i have ever seen.

full set on flickr





if you want to know where i have been on the 8th day please have a look at the comiket 86 (day one) posts. let’s jump to the 9th day, which effectively was the second comiket day, but in the evening we went to eat in shinjuku. i was devastated by two days at comiket, so i’ve left my camera bag in hotel once again and went out only with the ricoh gr. which is a shame because the fuji x-t1 is a much better performer at high iso.

if you are into a certain videogame series you will probably recognize kabukicho in the first photo (called kamurocho in the game).
the place isn’t that scary as most people on the internet says, but it has to be said that i shot these photos after dinner. it will probably become scarier at night.

full set on flickr

shinjuku

shinjuku

if you want to know where i have been on the 8th day please have a look at the comiket 86 (day one) posts. let’s jump to the 9th day, which effectively was the second comiket day, but in the evening we went to eat in shinjuku. i was devastated by two days at comiket, so i’ve left my camera bag in hotel once again and went out only with the ricoh gr. which is a shame because the fuji x-t1 is a much better performer at high iso.

if you are into a certain videogame series you will probably recognize kabukicho in the first photo (called kamurocho in the game). the place isn’t that scary as most people on the internet says, but it has to be said that i shot these photos after dinner. it will probably become scarier at night.

full set on flickr





the 7th day was another rainy day, so i left the fuji x-t1 at the hotel and went out only with the ricoh gr. initially we went to akihabara once again, but then we eventually moved to nakano broadway because of the weather.

nakano broadway is very interesting for otakus… especially if you are into retro things. the most interesting shop is definitely mandarake which consist in various shopping points around the place, each of these one specialized in various kind of goods like figure, old toy, retro games, etc.

the incredible thing which happened to me that day is that i’ve met an old classmate of mine, that now is married with a japanese woman with a son, and now works at mandarake! incredible!

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nakano broadway

nakano broadway

the 7th day was another rainy day, so i left the fuji x-t1 at the hotel and went out only with the ricoh gr. initially we went to akihabara once again, but then we eventually moved to nakano broadway because of the weather.

nakano broadway is very interesting for otakus… especially if you are into retro things. the most interesting shop is definitely mandarake which consist in various shopping points around the place, each of these one specialized in various kind of goods like figure, old toy, retro games, etc.

the incredible thing which happened to me that day is that i’ve met an old classmate of mine, that now is married with a japanese woman with a son, and now works at mandarake! incredible!

full set on flickr





on the afternoon of the 6th day we went to see the famous tokyo skytree with our friend saori. essentially the skytree is just about the same as the tokyo tower, but newer, taller, shinier and the ticket is more expensive.

i actually like the tokyo tower better, because the skytree is too tall, and shooting a decent photo is hard.

we had to wait a lot even only to be able to buy the ticket. when our turn arrived it started raining a bit and the sky became gloomier.

in short: i haven’t been able to shot a decent photo from the skytree.

luckily there were a lot of childrens playing in the area surrounding the skytree, and childrens are much more interesting subjects than the skytree itself.

full set on flickr

skytree

skytree

on the afternoon of the 6th day we went to see the famous tokyo skytree with our friend saori. essentially the skytree is just about the same as the tokyo tower, but newer, taller, shinier and the ticket is more expensive.

i actually like the tokyo tower better, because the skytree is too tall, and shooting a decent photo is hard.

we had to wait a lot even only to be able to buy the ticket. when our turn arrived it started raining a bit and the sky became gloomier.

in short: i haven’t been able to shot a decent photo from the skytree.

luckily there were a lot of childrens playing in the area surrounding the skytree, and childrens are much more interesting subjects than the skytree itself.

full set on flickr





on the 6th day the weather was finally pretty good…at least until evening. we went to see the doraemon statues in roppongi hills. i read somewhere that there was 66 of them, but i was unable to take pics of all the statues because the place was packed full of people with children. on the positive side i love to take photos of children, so that was a great chance!

full set on flickr

roppongi hills

roppongi hills

on the 6th day the weather was finally pretty good…at least until evening. we went to see the doraemon statues in roppongi hills. i read somewhere that there was 66 of them, but i was unable to take pics of all the statues because the place was packed full of people with children. on the positive side i love to take photos of children, so that was a great chance!

full set on flickr