SONY's new AR system "SmartAR" photo report

Sony released markerless new AR system "SmartAR".

To this release, Sony held an experience event of SmartAR at Ginza Sony Building. Please enjoy a photoreport.

At cafe...

At boutique...

At Sony shop...

Outdoor advertisement


The history of the AR study of Sony


Galapagos, ah...Galapagos, Galapagos

Today, I watched Japanese e-book tablet "Galapagos" which a friend had.

It's a big! heavy! and strange size!

It had a long vertical size. I have not watched the ratio of such a screen size. I felt sense of incongruity very much. Golden ratio is important to the size of the gadget.

On the other hand, iPad2

Light! thin! and the color of the screen is beautiful!

....................Japan is over! \(^o^)/


Drag queen and Tohoku big earthquake

On March 11, a gay man used Japanese video sharing site NICO NICO DOUGA. He did live streaming make-up of drag queen in NICONICO DOUGA.

English Guide For Nico Nico Douga, Part 1: How To Register
English Guide For Nico Nico Douga, Part 2: How To Use

The tragedy came suddenly. An earthquake of magnitude 9.0 attacked Japan as soon as he showed a face of finished drag queen. You can watch the terror of the earthquake from log.

Fortunately, he was safe. After an earthquake stopped, he called, "were everybody safe?" immediately.

Now. we can watch a lot of video which took a moment of earthquake on video sharing site. However, this is a very rare case.


Funny DIY: iPad2 cover of Japanese bath tub lid

The design of iPad2 cover looks similar with Japanese bath tab lid.

See also:
What New iPad2 Smart Cover Reminds Japanese – Bath Tub Lid

Then, Japanese blogger k.kinukawa [J] made original iPad2 cover by using bath tub lid.

Funny!! :D

The covers are thicker than iPad2. The effort of Apple is spoiled! :D

DESIGN FESTA! vol.33 photo report

I went to Japanese art event "DESIGN FESTA! vol.33" yesterday. It is the usual, this event is a treasure house of a variety of personality.

Main gate

New usage of tablet

Mystery creature

My lunch was a loco moco.

My friend GALVANIC's cool booth & works.

Show area

Super coooooool figure!!

I bought a strap of skull at this booth by 700yen. Good price!

Japanese sword umbrella. This made news in the U.S. 

The very beautiful sunset

Using Instagram