Coming of Age Day (成人の日) is a celebration for young ladies and gentlemen, for the day that they become “adults”. Many cultures in the world have similar celebrations and Japan as well. It was nice to see all those young ladies with their kimono :)
That day, my friend Danny Choo took the occasion to organize a meetup for a photoshot of the girls and then a photowalk around Shibuya
December 2nd was the last CGM of this year. Thanks to Danny Choo and Andrew Shuttleworth to make it possible.
It was a great opportunity to meet funny, interesting and smart people.
Tonight! It was the Tweetup Tokyo 2009 at Ebisu (Tokyo) near the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography where an exposition of Keizo Kitajima is getting place. A nice and great event with the participation of Biz Stone (@biz) Co-founder of Twitter, Inc. and many people from the internet, blogging and technology community in Tokyo, like my friends Danny Choo (@dannychoo) and Steve Nagata (@stevenagata)^^;
They explained the growth of twitter in Japan, just as a phenomenon compared to other countries, and how it’s influencing the way Japanese interact in internet.
I love this kind of events specially for the great mix of people that you can find there. There are IT guys, artists, photographers, journalists, writers, hard beer drinkers, everything. It’s a mix but it’s creative.
Yesterday Danny Choo invited me to assist to the Otaku Encyclopedia event.
It was a lot of fun and a good moment to meet interesting people.
The Otaku Encyclopedia is a book written by Patrick W. Galbraith. The party was held by Kodansha International LTD to celebrate the release of the Otaku Encyclopedia.