Tokyo Underground by Brian Flynn
Toy and Design Culture in Tokyo

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Here it is! The definitive book on toy shopping in Tokyo! This refreshing guidebook covers the essentials of travel to Japan without getting bogged down by extraneous information. Dispelling a few common myths along the way, Tokyo Underground leads you on a highly entertaining tour of the neighborhoods in Tokyo known for toys and toy culture. To make the most of your time there, the stores highlighted within are ranked in terms of their importance and contain helpful descriptions of their specialties. Meet the characters that inhabit this world, from the designers to the eclectic toy shop owners. Find out where to eat and how to round out your toy purchases with the coolest in books, magazines, designer t-shirts, sneakers, music and more. This guidebook includes stunning photography, well thought out maps, and a specialized lexicon of terms and phrases to help you along on your tour of this fun and fascinating culture. Go Otaku!

About Brian Flynn

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Brian Flynn was born in the midst of a hurricane in 1875. He spent his formative years underachieving at various tasks, but decided the world was not ready for his forward-thinking vision of the future and was cryogenically frozen until 1994. After reawakening, Brian hit the streets and decided that ruling the universe through the hidden mysticism of arcane Star Wars references, binary pulsar radio emission patterns, vintage Japanese vinyls, & Coca-Cola. Brian is publisher & founder of Super 7 magazine, founder of Hybrid Designs, an award-winning designer, and a highly-obsessed toy collector.
Published September 25, 2007 by Super7 Media Inc. 121 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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