Tokyo strange - 2 by Bernard Languillier



Today is the first day of performances for Engeki Haikyuu!!’s return to Tokyo!!
I’ll use the energy I got from the different regions and do my best~!!

And I think there will be people who’ll come and watch from those different places too.
If you can, please stop by Omotesandou WE SHOP!
My October bromides are already being sold!

Pictures during the photoshoot!!

I’m still collecting messages for Kondou Shouri if you want to send any. Visit this blog post for details~ Deadline for artworks ended today! Thank you to everyone who sent in their beautiful art and calligraphy!

Holiday Greetings | Christmas and New Year’s

Hey guys, today we’re going to talk about the holidays! I can’t believe that it’s December already. I hope everyone had a great year, and if not, I hope 2017 will be a better year for you!


  1. Cheers・乾杯・かんぱい
  2. Christmas Tree・クリスマスツリー
  3. Happy Hanukkah!・ハヌーカおめでとう・ハッピーはハヌーカ
  4. Happy Holidays!・良い休日を・よいきゅうじつを
  5. Happy Kwanzaa!・クワンザおめでとう・ハッピークワンザ
  6. Merry Christmas!・メリークリスマス
  7. Party・パーティー
  8. Present・プレゼント
  9. Santa Clause・サンタクロース

e.g.  Here, I got this present for you!

         Please accept this gift!

The most common Christmas greeting is simply “メリークリスマス!” they don’t really have any other greetings like we do in English. Christmas Day is really popular amongst couples in Japan, they usually go to places like ディズニー [Disney] or 表参道 [Omotesandou] to see the beautiful illuminations. It’s still celebrated amongst families as well in Japan, but it’s definitely more likely that couples will spend Christmas day together instead of with their families!

New Year’s:

  1. Have a happy New Year (before the year ends)!
  2. Have a happy New Year (after the new year begins)!
  3. New Year’s Eve
  4. I wish you all the best for this year.

According to my boyfriend, recently lots of younger Japanese people shorten their New Year’s greetings simply to “あけおめ。ことよろ!” so if you want you could say this to your close Japanese’s friends, but it’s really informal so make sure you don’t say it to anyone superior to you!


Explaining Tokyo in English with Osomatsusan (2016)

i’ve read this at a bookstore, but i thought as a Japanese who learn English this book wasn’t practical so much to show foreigner around Tokyo.
there were many funny phrases and pictures though.
for matsu fangirls, this must be fun just reading the phrases and looking at the pictures of the neets at Tokyo’s tourist spots.
also available at Kindle Japan.

and in the book, they recommend 6 routes for Tokyo sightseeing.

Osomatsu - steady route for the reliable first son
Tokyo Station / Nihonbashi / Yushima / Tokyo Sky Tree / Tokyo Tower / Musashino / Ome / Tokyo Racecourse

Karamatsu - sharp route for the strict second son
Shinjyuku / Meguro / Nedsu / Kappabashi Shopping Street / Kichijyouji

Choromatsu - flawless route for the careful third son
Around the Imperial Palace / Akihabara / Ikebukuro / Tokyo Big Sight / Nakano

Ichimatsu - a route at your own pace for the relaxed fourth son
Shinbashi / Ueno / Yanaka

Jyuushimatsu - full-on route for the energetic fifth son
Ginza / Harajyuku / Kandamyoujin / Kourakuen / Ryougoku

Todomatsu - fashionable route for the cutest and youngest son
Omotesandou / Meiji Jinguu / Shibuya

in the Karamatsu route, the Meguro Parasitological Museum is introduced, but i don’t recommend to visit there.
becuse after i went there, i couldn’t eat noodles for a while. too gross!