18 Jun, 2016 in Limburg
Japanse Tuin Hasselt (20)

On my first visit to Hasselt, a small city not too far away from Maastricht to the west in the Belgium Limburg, I went to see the local Japanese gardens (Japanese Tuin). When parking the car I already realized there was something going on and upon arriving at the garden entrance it became clear that I was […]

10 Sep, 2014 in Kyoto
Kyoto International Manga Museum (20)

To take a break from my Kyoto temple/castle run, I made my way into a small yet promising museum – the Kyoto International Manga Museum. I know very little about Manga, but living in Asia it is a phenomenon that’s very hard to ignore, and I believe it’s now very popular world wide. I remember […]

12 Aug, 2011 in Cosplay, HK Events
Anicom HK 2011-75.JPG

Hong Kong news reported that people were lining up upto 3 days before Ani-Com in order to get their hands on collectable rare figurines. It seemed an even bigger attraction than the Japanese AV pornstars and the Cosplay competition.   What’s the big deal about figurines? I’m not sure… but have a look …

17 Aug, 2009 in HK Events
Hong Kong AniCom 2009 - Figures-17.JPG

Figurines collectables were the center of attraction, some of the fans queuing up a few days in advance to Anicom HK 2009 to be the first in line to buy some of those. Following are some of the figurines at the exhibition.   I don’t know who …

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