Another cool thing to try in Japan!
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3547 Fujisan, Narusawa
Another haven for skaters visiting Tokyo :) It has an indoor and outdoor park with a very nice halfpipe!
(Photo from murasaki.co.jp)
Amazing Square Murasaki Skatepark
Adachi, Tokyo 120-0024
Weekdays: 15:00 to 21:45 864 yen (tax included)
Saturday: 13:00 to 21:45 1,080 yen (including tax)
Sundays and public holidays: 13:00 to 20:45 1,080 yen (tax included)
How to get there
Keisei Line: Keisei Sekiya Station, 3 minutes walk
Tobu Isesaki Line: Tobu Ushida Station, 3 minutes walk
Spent a Sunday filming the talented Stealing Sirens doing their thing :)
Sound recording and mixing by Mo
While in Yokohama, I had the privilege of enjoying Hime’s Crystal bowl performance at the Okurayama Memorial Hall, here’s a short clip of it :)
One of my favorite things to do is watching the sun rise and set, breathing in the magic in these moments.
These sunrises were filmed along the river Nile, Queen Hatshepsut Temple & Isis Temple during the Stargates of Galaxies Tour with Yantara Jiro.
Filmed with iPhone 5s and GoPro 3+ Black
Music Credit: Yantara Jiro
Dawn of Light – Crystal Rainbows
Not known to many people, and even fans of Totoro, is a real place called Totoro forest!
It’s an urban forest about 8750 acres large located north west of Tokyo, and the inspiration for the “My Neighbour Totoro” by Hayao Miyazaki.
Because of the rapid urbanisation of Japan, the forest has been losing it’s land. In 1990, Hayao Miyazaki helped to set up the Totoro no Furusato Fund to buy the land in order to preserve the forest environment.
How to get to Totoro Forest
Or rather, how to get to Kurosuke’s House, built over a hundred years ago which acts as the base for the trust fund. There you can buy Totoro themed souvenirs, t-shirts, caps, bags and other items to support the totoro forest.
3 Chome-1169-1 Mikajima
Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture 359-1164
Tues, Wed & Sat (10am- 3pm)
Closed on public holidays
If you’re coming from Tokyo, you can take a train via the Seibu Ikebukuro Line to Kotesashi Station. (it’s about 40 min from Ikebukuro Station)
Next, look out for the bus stop that shows this or ask the staff at the bus station
and take the bus to the dai ichi do (大日堂) bus stop , about 9 minutes and 9 stops away.
From the bus stop it’s a few minutes walk to Kurosuke’s House (クロスケの家) using this walking map to guide your way there.
Enjoy the adventure!