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What does Akihabara mean?

The autumn leaves are changing. It’s time to tackle the otaku mecca – Akihabara!

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One Match Can Start a Fire

I’ve been living in Tokyo 5 years and I never noticed these guys until this year. But apparently they do this every year. And according to my friend, they’ve been doing it since the Edo Period (1603-1868). (Go figure). On cold winter nights, groups of volunteers walk through the streets of Tokyo chanting and hitting […]