Neo Kei

For fans of Japanese Popular Music. From para para to visual kei and every genre inbetween!

“Beautiful foreigner walking a polar bear” spotted at Shibuya’s famous crossing

Who caught this online last night?

A small part of me to start off with wanted it to be a real bear, but as I watched I thought the movements were too mechanical, and now I agree with others that there was a person inside. But it’s still a beautiful puppet. I wonder what the stunt was to promote.

It’s not surprising that wonderful and curious events happen on the streets of Shibuya and Japan!

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Twitter was set ablaze last night after dozens of people shared photos of “a beautiful foreigner walking a polar bear” between throngs of pedestrians at the world-famous Shibuya Scramble crossing in Tokyo.

Join us after the jump to see a video captured by an onlooker and learn more about the group to which this mysterious bear-keeping stranger apparently belongs.

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Review & giveaway 7: Clueless In Tokyo

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I have another book to review from Tuttle Books and, once again, they have kindly agreed to give one free copy of this book to a random visitor to my blog!

(Before that though…have you entered in the drawing for the free sets of lovely Japanese origami? There’s still time!
Click here and here and enter both drawings!)

The book that I’m reviewing here is titled “Clueless in Tokyo: An Explorer’s Sketchbook of Weird and Wonderful Things in Japan” by Betty Reynolds.


I will put the details of the free drawing for this book at the end of this post.

Ms. Reynolds lived in Tokyo for seven years with her husband. They are both Americans so, of course, everything in Japan was new and strange to them when they first arrived here.

I can relate to that!

This book is perfect for anyone who has ever visited…

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