Sega massage

Interesting massage machine made by Sega. The user can select which areas he/she wants to be massaged and at the end it will generate your feet map with some health advice.

Recreativa

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Solar palm tree

I never noticed that this palm tree in Daikanyama had solar panels on the top until last week. I like the idea of integrating solar panels in our cities, for example, in my spanish post someone suggested that Big Camera and Yodobashi should install solar panels on all their buildings roofs.

solar

solar

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Interesting demolition method

Kajima Corporation is demolishing two skyscrapers using a silent, clean and fast original method. In the video you’ll see how they replace the first floor columns with metal ones supported by an hydraulic system controlled by computer, they can make the whole building to go down one level and repeat the same process over and over:

This method is inspired by a traditional Japanese game called “daruma otoshi”:

Japan is a country where buildings are seen as something “temporary”, the average life-span of buildings-houses in Japan is around 20-30 years. In Great Britain I thing the average lifespan of houses goes up to 100 years. Buildings and houses appearing and disappearing in Japanese cities es very normal. At the beginning I was surprised how much my neighbourhood changed in a year or two, but now I think I’m used to. 30 years old buildings are considered REALLY old!

This post is inspired-copied from Pinktentacle.

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D4 is pretty big

Willcom D4 is a UMPC (UltraMobilePC) about which we talked about a while ago because it is one of the most little devices in the world being able to run Windows Vista. It was released a while ago but I did not have the chance to use until last week, it IS little… but it is much more bigger than I thought. The keyboard is so big that is difficult to type using it like a PSP, and I have pretty big hands!

willcom gadget umpc

willcom gadget umpc

willcom gadget umpc

willcom gadget umpc

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iPhone queue in Tokyo

I went this morning with Dannychoo to check out the iPhone queue in the main Softbank store in Harajuku. It’s impressive, there is already people lining up for tomorrow! Did you get an iPhone today? will you wait? you don’t care about the iPhone? Here there are some pictures of the queue I took:

iphone queue
Aoki, Haruhiko and Akira from Sony were almost at the end of the queue, I wonder why they don’t get a Sony-Ericcson phone 😉

iphone queue
Danny is hiding a bunch of iPhones inside his armor. Btw, he is on CNN.

iphone queue
I found Roy and Brad more or less in the middle of the queue, they are waiting since yesterday! I hope they get an iPhone, they looked really tired.

iphone queue
In the background, very far away, if you look carefully you’ll be able to see Steve Jobs head, he was also lining up since yesterday 😉

iphone queue
In his dream he can see an iPhone falling inside his bag

iphone queue
The queue for tomorrow starts here.

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

iphone queue

Check out more pictures and information about the iPhone 3G launch in Japan in Dannychoo’s blog.

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Japanese Sleeping – 3

This is the third part of my Sleeping Japanese series. If you are new and you don’t have any idea what is this all about check the previous posts about Sleeping Japanese:

These are the new pictures I took from January 2008 until last week.

sleepingjapanese sleeping durmiendo
I was not the only one taking pictures of him, many people joined me.

sleepingjapanese sleeping durmiendo
He is the same guy from the first picture after some minutes.

sleepingjapanese sleeping durmiendo
Look at the people standing in the background, they are laughing :)

sleepingjapanese sleeping durmiendo
He did NOT move at all during the time I was there.

sleepingjapanese sleeping durmiendo

sleepingjapanese sleeping durmiendo
He is not sleeping, but his glasses reminded me the legendary atomic glasses.

sleepingjapanese sleeping durmiendo
Training to become a professional sleeper.

sleepingjapanese sleeping durmiendo
It seems he doesn’t mind about his friends sleeping.

sleepingjapanese sleeping durmiendo

sleepingjapanese sleeping durmiendo

sleepingjapanese sleeping durmiendo

sleepingjapanese sleeping durmiendo

sleepingjapanese sleeping durmiendo
More pictures in my Flickr set.

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