TMNT Audition

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When the casting call came out around the world for the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie, The Neishon went into a frenzy. What an amazing opportunity to connect with other Ninjas around the world. Not only would the Turtles themselves be there... but so would the foot clan! DSC_0496 Upon arrival we knew we were in the presence of some real skill. DSC_0481 Scopin' out the premises we found the Turtle's wicked ride. DSC_0479 Spiderman? Are you freakin kidding me, how is that even fair? DSC_0485 Our Consolation prize DSC_0494 DSC_0499 This video pretty much sums up the trip:

Look Up

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DSC_0279 After walking by a shooting in a coffee shop we came across two police officers "investigating" a Pachinko robbery a couple blocks away. DSC_0284 So has been a very helpful friend of The Neishon since we first met. DSC_0293 In many parts of Tokyo, in this case Shinjuku, the buildings stretch so far towards the sky that you can't see the night above you. The feeling that you are lost in a sea of buildings is pretty surreal. DSC_0300

The Ghetto

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While cruising the streets of Goldengai it can be hard to choose the right bar to walk into. With over 280 independent watering holes scattered around the dark alleys behind Shinjuku proper it can be exciting finding the right place to take a seat. DSC_0199 One in particular kept calling out to us as we walked by the welcoming front door. DSC_0212 Inside we learned about its history. Apparently the name is a reference to the old Jewish housing projects and has since taken on a different connotation. More a reference to community by seclusion than to gangstas and rap videos the bar gave off a very welcoming feel. DSC_0214 Every bar in Goldengai has a specific theme with a distinct local clientele that frequent it. DSC_0219 Rather ironically The Ghetto attracts a lot of celebrity actors. Lining the walls are photos of many of them including, to my great amusement, the voice actress of Ash from Pokemon. DSC_0233