Archive for the ‘japanese reggae’ Tag

Jamaican in Japan Episode 16: Fuji Party!   Leave a comment

僕と友達は、そごいパーチいったことある!

Went to an awesome beach party with the boys in the summer. Beware of the shirtless Caribbean men!

Japanese TV spot!   Leave a comment

I appeared on Nihon Terebi for two seconds (literally) in a small acting role for a mini-documentary on world-famous Japanese dancehall queen, Junko. Was a good experience! You can watch the entire video on youtube here. (Japanese only). I also attached it below.

Checkout the picture from my previous post about the TV shoot, here.

cheers!

The Story of Reggae Dancer Junko

Pre-Halloween Vibes   Leave a comment

There are some days you feel like going out and you don’t know why. I haven’t even been thinking about Halloween so much lately, but I ran into a friend from high school in Jamaica (in Shibuya of all places) a few Fridays ago and he invited me to an early Halloween party. If you had a costume you got in free. What you see below was my costume; a scarf. Needless to say, they weren’t trying to let me in, but a DJ took a liking to me and put me on a guest list. Birdimusprime in Japan! I hung out with an interesting crew and took some pics of the Party, which was held at the Trump Room. Decent music, crazy costumes and an early preview of the madness to come for Tokyo Halloween 2010. What’s going to happen this year? We’ll see. Check My Jamaican in Japan TV videos for the video I shot last year and read my 2009 Tokyo Halloween article. I think this year is going to be BANANAS.

A pirate scarf isn’t necessarily the ultimate costume to use to try and get into a party for free, but somehow, I winged it. Ladies, meet Captain Black Sparrow, but then again, i’d be number two, there was already a Captain Black Sparrow in attendance : p

Captain Black Sparrow got the most attention, with the Ringling brother’s fellow coming in at a close number two. With nothing but a scarf, I think I just scared people for most of the night.

Once you’ve lived in Japan for a while, the words “going out anywhere” and “convenience store” become synonymous. There isn’t a night you will party without making pit stops and these places, called “conbinis” for drinks. As tipsy as most of these guys already appeared, we made the stop anyway, running into a few clowns… literally.

Inside the party there was a sort of retro circus theme, I guess this explained why a lot of people were dressed like clowns or circus acts. Cool vibe, the place was chock full of people.

Four floors with a roatation of DJs. The top floor was the best, white a white decor and a bloody red theme.

She wasn’t in costume, but like a lot of people during Halloween, this girl was letting it loose on a pole. On a regular table. Not sure what that has to do with Barnum and Bailey’s circus. The Amazing pole dancing lady? : p

 

I look forward to seeing what can happen this Halloween 2010!

Aoyama Rooftop Party   Leave a comment

On a lazy sunday afternoon, I checked out a rooftop party in the trendy upscale district of Aoyama. Didn’t stay very long, but here are some pics…

Goodbye Tokyo summer.

Some nice views of the city from up here.

Free Maga 3rd Year Annivesary   Leave a comment

A rooftop, a ginormous Blue skateboarding bear, Japanese celebs and Michael Jackson where in attendance at the Freemaga 3rd year anniversary party.

People were treated to celeb style photos upon entering. The theme was blue shirts, meaning myself and four other people were wearing blue : p

Tons of free Condoms were available. But alas, this is Japan….

Chilling with a friend and the creators of Free Maga magazine.

Fellow Tokyo blogger Foo 4 Thought was in attendance.

Nothing like a Japanese Mike to get things popping.

Big blue skateboarding bear pretty interesting.

 

Nihon Terebi TV Shoot 日本テレビイベント!   3 comments

Junko was the 2002 Dancehall queen winner in Jamaica. This might not sound like much, but Junko is Japanese, and she flew all the way to Jamaica back then and against all the odds (or so people thought) was crowned the first Japanese dancehall queen of Jamaica. Nihon Terebi (Japan TV) was recording a small feature on her and needed some talent to act as Jamaicans in a re-enactment of her first time in Jamaica. Yours truly was the MC and the spot will be aired on October 8th. I had the opportunity to go to her birthday party last year when I was living in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka.  Glasses, Watch and Belt by Nooka. Jeans by Gimme Richie, Mad A Road t-shirt by Marcus Bird.

Me & 2002 Dancehall Queen Junko!

JIJ: Akiko Moriyako Photo Shoot mini-documentary   1 comment

Akiko is a talented Japanese artist I met through my travels here in Japan. A few months ago I went to the photo shoot and shot some pictures and video. This is what I produced as I followed her around during the photo shoot for “The Vibes”, her debut album to be released by Domo Records of the U.S.A.

あきこもりやこさんはじょうずのアーチストです。去年に合いました。二三月前に、もりやこさんの写真イベントえ行きました。このビデオは作りました。もりこさんのアルバームのなまえは、”The Vibes”です、ドーモーレーコードから。見てください!お願いします。