100 yen shop!

Hi Guys!
Today was pretty fun, woke up late after having a late one, and it was really sunny outside, completely blue skies!

Sat around for a while and found that the line up for this years Fuji Rock festival is probably the most tempting line up I have ever seen. Dont know why everything is underlined but anyway, the best acts are as follows:
Animal Collective
Basement Jaxx
Ben Harper
The Bloody Beetroots
Easy Star All Stars
Fake Blood
Melvins (dah)
Public Enemy
Simian Mobile disco
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
At 40.000 yen im very tempted, although in real money this is £275!!
So maybe not.
But it would be good..

Anyway i went out to find the 100 yen shop that chao told me about, which was easier then i thought. I quickly realised that when he said it's in the marshall building, it wasn't as i thought a government building but was in fact in Marusho which is a supa (supermarket).
Tried to buy some food but i still have no idea what anything is, and even if i bought it i wouldnt know what to do with it. So I managed to find some minced beef and i made spaghetti bolognaise which i shared with katsuro who is training to become an itlian chef.
I saw yesterday the Japanese 'interpretation' of Italian food and i have to say it's pretty hilarious, they use spaghetti like noodles and just put japanese food with it, like miso soup or somthing, and really fishy pizza's with shrimp and things on them.
As it was so sunny I stayed out & made a drawing (top) from a bridge while being watched by lots of people. I bought some french 'wine' for about 500 yen which is pretty cheap, but it was in all fairness revolting. It was as if someone had put loads of sugar in it. I think I will just use it for cooking with.
I have realised that there are mainly two groups of people living at Eldorado, and they are the asians and the germans. The occasional canadian/american and apparently even the English are rare. There are now two of us now that i have arrived. I have spoken to one german who was very nice, but I seem to bond better with the japanese guys, one guy, cannot remember his name, said he will take me to roppongi soon because the best girls are there. They really like talking about girls. I bought some cigarettes today called Sakura, I'm not sure yet but i think they have cigarettes who are aimed solely at girls because of the packaging, like pink cigarettes with flowers on them. But the mainstream cigarettes are marketed to be in some way quite futuristic, only word I can think of to explain it. Its like having iFags.
Yamachan got home late today from his job fixing elevators and he only had 3 hours sleep last night because we went out and drank, so he went to bed early. On saturday we are all going out to celebrate the cherry blossums. Don't know if i have already mentioned this?
Anyway tomorrow I think i will go to yoyogo park to visit the meiji shrine. Will tell you all how it went.

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  1. A. I want to see Weezer!
    B. I want pink cigarettes with flowers on them!
    C. Kampai!!

    From Phoebe :D

  2. P.S

    Domo Arigato Mr Roboto.


  3. Congratulations on another fascinating insight into the crusades of a travelling artist.

    This is turning into a serialised drama as each blog our courageous hero overcomes a new challenge laid forth by Japanese culture.

    Tune in tomorrow to find out if Frederick has worked out a sustainable way to feed himself for the next four months.

    and will he descover an affordable way of drinking!


    this is too much to handle.

    P.S. - Take more pictures.

    Love Ben

  4. If you even so much as think about spending 40.000 yen on a festival ticket you will be back in Britain so fast you won't even notice the flight my boy.

  5. You got told - Ben


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