Thursday, February 24, 2011

Anime Gundam Cafe in Aomori, Japan - Geek Chic Dining


Gundam Dining - Chic Geek Dining
G-Dining Bar Zeon in Aomori, Japan


While I was up in Aomori recently, I came across a Gundam-theme restaurant called G-Dining Bar Zeon. Gundam is popular anime series that debut in 1979 and spawned a ton of spin-offs, movies, manga, and one giant life-size model.

Zeon was kind of the bad guys in the Gundam series. They fought using giant mobile suits called mecha and the Earth forces developed Gundam mecha suits in response (or something like that). The restaurant had quite a bit of Gundam props everywhere and TVs that played old episodes. Surprisingly it wasn't really for kids as you could drink and smoke in the place. I enjoyed a beer and some pasta while watching giant robots (sorry, mecha!) duke it out on the big screen. I was in Geek heaven.










Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ninja Trick Knife


I was in Kyoto recently and came across a ninja merchant selling his trick knife. Ah, those crafty ninja - you got to love them (or they'll kill you)!
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Vagabond traveler currently hold up in Tokyo. I've done a far bit of traveling and had a few interesting adventures along the way. This blog is a chronicle of adventures past and present and those yet to come. I’ve been to about 30 countries though some no bigger than a kitchen table. I’ve run with the bulls of Pamplona, hiked the Inca Trail, got mugged in Mexico City, floated down the Nile in an old boat, climbed the Great Pyramid of Egypt, got ripped at Oktoberfest, and rode the notorious Tokyo Yamanote Halloween Party Train.