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Sasa [44] from Seoul traveled to Tokyo in February 2009 to spend a few days following instructions given by his friend MeeNa Park as closely as possible.


Sasa [44] Our Spot: Tokyo Published on 31 Jaunaury 2010 by Specter Press 3F, 158–2 Changseong-dong, Jongno-gu Seoul 110–034 South Korea www.specterpress.com This publication is a part of Sasa [44]’s ongoing project Our Spot, which involves traveling to different cities following other people’s instructions. This book was conceived by Sasa [44] with Sulki & Min. The text was written by MeeNa Park (‘Instructions’) and Sasa [44] (‘Travelogue’). Some items in ‘Souvenirs’ chapter (pp.70–71) were photographed by Sang-Tae Kim, while others were directly scanned by Sasa [44], who also took all the travel photographs. The book was designed by Sulki & Min, and produced by Daegwang Graphics, Seoul, in the edition of 300. The title and chapter headings were set in the same typeface, Annlie, and style as the title of Sans Soleil, a 1983 film by Chris Marker. The text was set in Union, a typeface designed by Radim Pesko to unify Helvetica and its most ubiquitous imitation, Arial. Printed in Korea Copyright © 2010 Sasa [44] & Specter Press All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission by the pubilisher. ISBN 978-89-93061-17-8


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At 8am, start the day with saying “good morning” to the monster sculpture in front of Kodomo-no Shiro. Take a picture of yourself with the sculpture.

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Got up at 5:30am, got out and started the day with saying “good morning” to the monster sculpture in front of Kodomo-no Shiro. Took pictures of myself with the sculpture.

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07:04:11 Breakfast In front of the hotel is Aoyama-dori. Take a left at the sculpture and walk one large block, there is an intersection of Kotto-dori. On the corner next to Dotoru, there is a 24-hour vending soba/udon place. Get kitsune soba or udon (your choice).

Breakfast On Aoyama-dori, took a left and walked a block. Found Dotoru and the 24-hour vending soba/udon place, but it was closed.

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On the way back to the hotel, across from the udon place, there are Muji, Cross and Pierre Hermé stores. Find out what time they open and what’s new on their window displays.

Walked back to hotel. Across from the soba/udon place, there were Muji, and Pierre Hermé stores. Took a photo of the Muji window display, but couldn’t find out what time they open. Pierre Hermé opens at 11am.


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07:11:35 07:11:42 Corner of Pierre HermĂŠ, there is an AMPM convenient store. Get a magazine of your choice and five different kinds of pink (artificial strawberry) snacks and/or drinks.

Around the corner of Pierre HermĂŠ, there was an AMPM convenient store. Got some magazines and five pink (artificial strawberry) things.

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Walked around to find another vending restaurant and ordered the first thing on the menu (katsudon soba set).

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07:44:50 Come back to the hotel and enjoy one of the pink snacks you just bought. Watch TV shows and take pictures of your favorite TV ads. Relax and wait until the Muji opens.

Came back to the hotel and watched TV shows.

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09:04:45 Went out to see if the Muji was open, and found out it opens at 11am. 10:11:39

Be on time for the opening of the Muji. Get in and buy a drink and a pen of your choice. The drink is for yourself and the pen is for me.

Go around the corner of the Muji and walk about four blocks into the alley. It’s on the left. You will see the Paul Smith Space. Take pictures of their garden. See what you like.

Went into the alley and walked four blocks. Saw the Paul Smith Space, but it was also closed.

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10:15:07 Found a Âą0 shop on the way out.

10:18:53 Walked on Aoyama-dori toward Omotesando-dori. At the intersection there was Omotesando Subway Station. Looked up, and there were several large billboards.

Come back out toward the Muji. Take a left on Aoyamadori toward Omotesando-dori. At the intersection of those two streets is Omotesando Subway Station. Look up. There is a large billboard. Find out what’s on it. Get the picture.

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10:24:50 Cross the street and walk along Omotesando-dori. (You are walking away from Omotesando Hills. So if the street is four-lane, then you are on the wrong side. The street you should be walking down is a two-lane road.)

Crossed the street and walked along Omotesando-dori. Found a two-lane road.

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10:26:37 Walk until you find a place caved in blue checkerboardpatterned glass. That is a Comme des Garรงons store. Take a right and then a left to the alley. You will see shops on your right.

Walked and found the Comme des Garรงons. Took a right and then a left to the alley and saw shops on the right.

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10:29:42 10:30:36 Find a Bape Exclusive store. Take a picture of the Bape signboard, and get whatever brochures they have in the store.

Found the Bape Exclusive, took a picture of the façade. It was closed.

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10:31:59 OK. Now, two Damien’s that you need to find around here. One is in a Levi’s store and the other is in an Original Fake. The Levi’s is across from the Bape and the Original Fake is in the basement on the corner of the next block. Look carefully! You might miss it.

Couldn’t find the Levi’s. The Original Fake was in the basement of the next block. It was also closed.

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After you find the two, keep on walking toward 10 Corso Como. Pass that and go back to Omotesando-dori. You will see a Tsumori Chisato store across the street. Get pictures of their window displays. Go in. Find an item you like and get a picture. Good luck! ^^

Travelogue Found 10 Corso Como. Passed it and went back to Omotesando-dori. Found the Tsumori Chisato across the street. Got a picture of their window display.

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10:40:33 Lunch Leave the store. Cross the street and walk back toward Omotesando Station. Keep walking. Pass Omotesando Station. Pass a Citibank on the corner. Pass a 足Gucci, next to thrift stores and you will find a conveyor-belt sushi place (Kaiten Sushi). Get judoro, odoro, hamachi and any others of your choice. Get pictures of everything.

Lunch Left the store. Crossed the street and walked back toward Omotesando Station. Kept walking. Went passed Omotesando Station. Found the conveyor-belt sushi place (足Kaiten Sushi).

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10:52:33

10:52:52 Went back to find two Damien’s. Found the Levi’s-Damien collaboration jean. Also found Damien-inspired Kaws, but couldn’t take a picture.

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11:08:35 Cross Omotesando-dori. Look for the Omotesando Hills information booth. You might have to use the overhead walkway to cross the street. In that case, take pictures of both sides of the street when you are on the top. At the information booth, small alley starts. Go into the alley and you will see a two-floor Bape building. Take a picture of the building with or without customers going into the shop wearing Bape. And look out for ex-rock stars! You just might get lucky!

On Omotesando-dori, found the information booth and small alley. Found the two-floor Bape building. Took pictures of the building.

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11:37:22 Go a little further, and you will find a United Bamboo. It’s in the basement. See a Terence anywhere? Look for the Terence ad if you could find it. If not it’s OK. You might find it in some magazines. Watch out for Terence!

Found the United Bamboo, and a Terence.

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11:55:49 You are now right behind Omotesando Hills. There should be a small alleyway connecting to Omotesando-dori. Find it and come back out.

Found the small alleyway connecting to Omotesandodori. Came back out and went back to Kaiten Sushi.

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11:59:04 Got judoro, odoro, hamachi and some others.

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12:21:24 12:21:34 Found the overhead walkway. Took pictures of both sides of the street.

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TUE 24 FEB 2009

You will be in the beginning section of Omotesando Hills. Find an Idea Frame store located in the basement. Take a picture of the entrance and get something under 짜500 for yourself.

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Found Omotesando Hills and the Idea Frame store, but it was closed.

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13:54:14 Come back out. Take a right and you will see a Ralph Lauren store. Pass the Ralph Lauren and take a right. See shops on both sides. Take pictures of this alley. On the left, find a Gravis. On the right, find an X-Large/X-Girl and a Milkfed. Take pictures of all their window displays.

Found the Ralph Lauren and turned right. There were the Gravis, X-Large/X-Girl and Milkfed stores.

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13:58:27 Keep walking, and you will come to a crossroad. That’s Cat Street and Takeshita-dori. Take a left at Takeshitadori and another left on the third alley, which is the last alley before you hit Meiji-dori. If you walk about half a block, you will find Stussy, Supreme, and Ice Cream stores. Take a picture of the ice cream truck in front of the Ice Cream! And say Pharell!

Kept walking and found the Stussy, Supreme, and Ice Cream stores. Yelled Pharell!

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14:26:28 Come back out to Takeshita-dori and go to Meiji-dori. You will see the entrance of Harajuku with balloons. Take a picture.

Came back out to Takeshita-dori and saw the entrance Harajuku.

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14:41:30 Go into Takeshita-dori and walk all the way back. You will see Harajuku Station at the dead end. Come back out. While you are walking back, look for crepe booths. See how many you can find and if people are lined up or not.

Went into Takeshita-dori and saw several crepe booths. Took some photos.

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On the way back to Meiji-dori, closer to the entrance on your right, there is a Kiddy Land store and inside there is a PINK-latte shop. Get something pink from the shop.

Travelogue On the way back there was no Kiddy Land store but found a PINK-latte.

14:50:51 At Meiji-dori before you cross, see on the left, you will find a two-story Birkenstock store. Check it out!

Found the two-story Birkenstock store.

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14:56:10 Take the alley behind the Birkenstock. You will see a big glass window with hanging T-shirts. That’s Beams. Check out their T-shirts, and the music store on the first floor. Keep walking and you will come to Killer Street. Take a right. The first alley on your right, you will see Bape Café! Relax with coffee and banana sundae. Ha! Go back out to Killer Street and you will find a Baby Bape store. There is a Bape-shaped glass widow. Get a picture of the inside through the glass. Don’t have to go in.

Took the alley behind the Birkenstock, and then it started to rain. Found the hanging the T-shirts and Beams.

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On the corner of the Baby Bape, if you look right toward the alley, there is a Final Home store (bright orange door). Get a Final Home brochure if they have one. Come back out to Killer Street and to Watarium Museum. Check out who’s showing and get information. If you feel like seeing the show, go ahead. If you don’t, you don’t really have to. This is the last mission today! Go back to the Hotel or feel free!

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15:02:50 Postponed the schedule and took a taxi to the hotel.

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16:16:40 16:17:02 Got my rain gear and went back to the Paul Smith Space.

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16:40:24 On the way back to the hotel, found people lined up for Aoyama Theatre.

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Come out at 8am. A 7-Eleven is across the street. Go and get today’s newspaper (Japanese or English – your choice), a bottle of tea and a breath mint there. From the 7-Eleven, look up the hotel and you will find a large billboard next to it. Get notice which ad is on it now. Take a picture of the billboard with the sky! How is the weather today?

Travelogue Got up at 5:30am. Watched TV. Still raining.

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06:56:01 Breakfast Go back to the hotel restaurant on the first floor and order their continental breakfast. Use their cartoon character cup! And take a picture of the clock in the lobby from where you are sitting! After the meal, leave the newspaper in the room and come back out.

Breakfast At 7am, went down to the hotel restaurant on the first floor. Ordered the continental breakfast. Used the character cup, and took a picture of the clock in the lobby.

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07:54:26 Came out and went to the 7-Eleven across the street. On the way, found the large billboard. Took a picture of it with the sky.

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08:12:55 There was no newspaper in the 7-Eleven. Went to the AMPM next door instead.

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08:18:25 In front of the hotel, turn right and walk on Aoyama-dori until you come to the first crossing light. Take a right. This is Metro-dori. When you cross Meiji dori, use the overhead walkway. Take pictures of the both sides of Meiji-dori. Keep walking straight until you find a Tower Records. It will appear on your left. Big yellow building!

Crossed the street to the hotel, and walked on Aoyamadori, and to Metro-dori and Meiji-dori. Kept walking and found the Tower Records.

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09:42:35

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09:46:24 The Tower Records was not open. Waited outside.

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09:49:25 Go into the Tower and find the Big Bang section. Take a picture. Good luck! And look for Don McLean’s American Pie. If you find it, buy one.

Went into the Tower and found the Big Bang section. Took a picture. And found Don McLean’s American Pie.

10:02:04 Come back out of the Tower Records and continue to walk. The street is now Organ-zake.

Came back out of the Tower Records and continued to walk to Organ-zake. Found the Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya Gallery. Vik Muniz was exhibiting, but gallery was not yet open.

One block from the Tower on your right, there is the Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya Gallery. Find out who’s showing now and get some brochures and pictures. 10:13:53

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10:22:04 Keep walking in the same direction. On the top of a small hill, you will see Tokyu Hands on your left. Go down the hill and take a right at the end. Now it’s Inokashira-dori.

Kept walking in the same direction. On the top of a small hill, found Tokyu Hands on the left. Went down the hill and took a right at the end.

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10:24:21 On your right, you will see a small alley upward. There are five records shops: Cisco Record, Manhattan Records, y!a, Next, and Spice. Try to look for Don McLean’s, and get pictures of those shops. Then go to Tokyu Hands. In front of Tokyu Hands, there is DMR. It’s also a music shop. Check it out!

Found Manhattan Records, Disc Jam records, and some others. Went to Tokyu Hands. In front of Tokyu Hands, found DMR.

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10:30:56 Keep walking on Inokashira-dori, and you will find a Mandarake store on your right. Go down to the black entrance toward the basement. Go enjoy but not too long! Don’t go too crazy there. No more than thirty minutes! Look especially for a Kaws/Damien. It will be almost impossible to take pictures so just check if they have it or not, and how much it is. Find out if they have any other Kaws figures. Get the prices!

Kept walking on Inokashira-dori, and found the Mandarake on the right. It was closed so headed back to the gallery.

10:31:49

Come back out to the street and turn around the corner. At the end of the street, you will see Tokyu Department Store. Take a right in front of it. Walk about one large block, and keep looking on your right for Project 1/6 Medicom. Ha ha ha!!! Check it out! What do they have there? If you have enjoyed enough, go back toward the department store. You are on Bunkamura-dori. Go all the way untill you see a Softbank on your left. Go in and do window-shopping. Choose your favorite phone! Get a brochure.

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Travelogue Found the Parco 3 and the Bape Shibuya. Went into see Stussy, Onitsuka Tiger, 55DSL, and Manhattan Portage. Took a picture of the Mr. Bape. And found a Gap and a Uniqlo on the B1F.

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10:56:38

10:56:47 Went into see the Vik Muniz exhibition.

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11:06:08 Lunch When you come out, take a left and walk until you see 109 on your right. Turn left toward Shibuya Crossing. Near the front of Shibuya Crossing, you will find eel bento boxes window display. This is your lunch place. Indulge yourself!

Lunch Looked for Shibuya Crossing and found the NTT docomo and eel bento boxes window display. Went in and ordered one of the boxes.

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11:42:46 Around the corner, found a Softbank and an au.

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11:49:32 Come out, and look for a Starbucks. Take a left in front of the Starbucks and walk a block. And turn left. That’s Hands-dori. Keep walking until you see Parco. Go into Parco and find out on which floor the Parco Factory is, and who’s exhibiting now. It should be on the 7th floor but make sure. Go and see the exhibition. You might have to pay around ¥300 or a little more. On the 5th floor, check Marithé François Girbaud. 4th floor, Sunao Kuwahara, Hysteric Glamour, Ne-net and Mercibeaucoup. 3rd floor, there are Tsumori Chisato and Zucca. Check them out! Who’s the best this season? What’s your favorite item? Choose one! Come back out of Parco. In between Parco 1 and Parco 3, you will find the Bape Shibuya. Take a picture of the Mr. Bape! Also say hello to the Gap and the Uniqlo.

Went back to Parco and saw the exhibition in the Parco Factory. Went through each floor.

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Go into Parco 3 across from the Bape. That’s on the B1F. See Stussy, Onitsuka Tiger, 55DSL, Manhattan Portage and/or others. See anything you like?

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12:04:31 Came back to the Mandarake, DMR and Manhattan Records.

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13:11:25 Go back out and go to Tokyu Department Store in Bunkamura-dori. Get into one of their tea and coffee shops. Get your sugar and caffeine re-boost up and relax there for a while! If you see anything catching your eyes on the way out, feel free to spend time there.

Came back and looked for Tokyu Department Store. Turn right and found Project 1/6 Medicom. Went into Tokyu Department Store to get a coffee but couldn’t find a coffee shop.

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13:45:17 Walk toward Shibuya Crossing and to Miyamasu-zaka toward the hotel. On the far left at the end of Shibuya Station toward the hotel, there is a cream puffs vender. Get a cream puff and a piece of strawberry shortcake.

Walked to Shibuya Crossing next to Shibuya Station. Found the cream puffs vender Ginza Cozy Corner. Got a cream puff and a strawberry shortcake.

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13:55:02 Walk back to the hotel. Take pictures of all the vending machines in front of the hotel. Finish your day!

Walked back to hotel and took pictures of all the vending machines in front of the hotel.

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14:15:33 Went out again and headed to the Idea Frames in Omotesando Hills to finish yesterday’s missions. Bought an orange spiral eraser.

16:37:27

16:38:14 Found the Kiddy Land across the street. It was located in front of Omotesando Hills not in Harajuku. Crossed the street using the overhead walkway, and took some photos. Went inside, and came back to the hotel.

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Breakfast Get up at 8am and go to near Shibuya Station in front of Tokyu Inn. There is a vending soba place next to Dotoru. Get a soba/rice set of your choice.

Travelogue Breakfast Got up at 5:15am, and watched TV. Got out at 6:53am and went to near Shibuya Station in front of Tokyu Inn. There was the vending soba place next to Dotoru. Got a soba/rice set.

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07:15:34 Go to Shibuya Station and find out how to get to Koenji Station. It’s Chuo Line but you need to change once at Nakano Station. Get a ticket and get in to a subway. When you get off at Koenji Station, take a left and look for a 7-Eleven. If you find it, you are on the right track. In front of the 7-Eleven, there will be Freshness Burger. Go pass the burger and on your right, there will be a building number 4-23-5. This building has a large red Tatto signboard on it. Go to the 7th floor and find Turbosonic. Get a picture of Turbosonic.

When back to the hotel, and found out Turbosonic opens at 11am and by appointment only. Couldn’t go to Koenji Station. Went to Shibuya Station and found out how to get to Nakano Station. Got a ticket.

07:19:02

Go back to Koenji Station and head to Nakano Station.

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Get off at Nakano Station. When you come out of the station, you will see the large red sign saying “Nakano Broadway”. Go into the arcade. Check out as many shops as you possibly could. Take many photos! Go crazy! Don’t forget to stop by at the Robot Robot, Rough and Mandarake Henya (open at 12). And take a picture of each floor map.

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Got off at Nakano Station. Went into the arcade and found the Nakano Broadway sign. And took picture of each floor map.

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11:17:44 11:17:53 11:18:07 Lunch At 11:30am, come back down to the ground floor toward the entrance, and find a conveyor-belt sushi place. There are more than one. Choose the place where there are more people lined up. Order hamachi, mirugai, ikura, uni, tamago and choices of yours.

Lunch At 11:20am, came back down to a conveyor-belt sushi place. Ordered judoro, odoro, hamachi and many others.

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11:43:53 Go back up and spend another hour or so, but must come back out before 3pm. Don’t forget to stop at Bugiugi Maid Café and get their number-one ice cream before you finish looking all the shops.

When back up to see shops and Bugiugi Maid Café. Got their black sesame ice cream.

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12:57:39 On the way out near the entrance, find Bon Bakery and get their number-one bread and one of your choices.

Came back out and found Bon Bakery. Got their numberone bread.

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13:10:17 Go back to Shibuya Staion. Walk to Meiji-dori to Cat Street. On the corner of the intersection, there is Urban Research. Check out their glasses and Freitag’s. See anything that you like? Keep on walking and find Manhattan Portage, Astro Mike, Paul Smith Jeans and NoFeelings, Check them out! Do they have an ET in Astro Mike?

When back to Nakano Station and headed to Harajuku Station.

13:13:34

At the end of Cat Street turn right. That’s Omotesandodori toward the hotel. Take another right at Aoyama-dori, and keep walking. You will find Kinokuniya on your right. Go in and get a dinner of your choice. Get a picture of the front window and the building. This is the last thing! Go back to the hotel. 13:14:57

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13:21:10 Went out to find Baby Bape and Final Home. McDaddy.

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14:04:47 14:13:09 Walked along Killer Street and found Watarium Museum. Found a Freitag.

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14:30:04 Walked back to the hotel, ate the bread from Bon Bakery.

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62 On February 24 in the Original Fake store, found out a lottery for new Kaws 100%, 400%, 1000% starts at 9:00am on February 28.

-ADDITIONAL DAY!


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Got up at 6:00am, had breakfast at 6:50am. Headed to the Original Fake store at 7:16am. Found a Tohoshinki (東 方神起) poster on the way.

07:16:12 Arrived at the Original Fake store.

07:29:05 Looked for the end of the line.

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07:33:45 Followed the line.

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09:15:32 Finally, went into the store and got no. 13, 19:30 ticket.

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15:11:20 Came back at 19:30.

19:10:49

19:24:01 Got one 100%, and one 400%.

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The publication of this book was made possible by the support of the Arts Council Korea.


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