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Hello Tokyo

Got into town to meet with new and old friends, talk business and shop a little. Its been 6 months since I’ve last been here and doesnt seem much has changed. I know earthquakes are happening alot and people arent’ even flinching. Here’s a few snaps of what we saw today.

What has changed is the way people communicate. From the first time I went here there were close to no english signs. Now you can hardly find any all japanese signs. The Airport signage makes it easy to navigate around. Here’s the NEX, you’ll most likely take this when going to your hotel. In our case, we’re going to Shinjuku.

See, you can read the sign.

View from my place

It wasnt as hot as I thought it would be but it was definitely hot.

Weird signs and store names. This one is pretty blunt.

Yuta and Ron has nothing on this Heartbreaker crew.

Kenta chatting it up with Noah, my partner in crime for this particular event.

Curry Up. Hard to find but well worth its delicious taste.

See you in the morning…

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Mark Arcenal

Mark Arcenal

Founded Fatlace in 1999. Lived the Agency life for over a decade and then moved to client side launching the biggest brand Nike has to date, NSW as the Global Digital Lead. Today, he's the Creative Director for Fatlace and clothing line, Illest, overseeing 3 retail stores, and a design studio in California and Hawaii.


  1. 24/08/2011 at 7:29 am

    I have to make it there some day.

  2. 24/08/2011 at 7:50 am

    I’m rockin my illest 5 pannel in Tokyo everyday!

  3. 24/08/2011 at 8:58 am

    was planning to go in october for our anniversary but the earthquakes and radiation scares are making me second guess myself. thoughts? really bummed im missing both you and jason this time around! have fun :)

    • 24/08/2011 at 11:05 am

      im not sure about the radiation but hoping its ok. earthquake i hear under 6.0 people arent even flinching which kinda scares me a bit.

  4. Benzo
    24/08/2011 at 3:35 pm

    Love the pics. I want to go back so bad. Pics like these are helping me get through it all

  5. 24/08/2011 at 7:56 pm

    So sick. Was suppose to go with the girlfriend early august but had to postpone till december. Wish I could go in October to attend Hellaflush but alas, school…

    We are planning to stay at the Sun Route Plaza Shinjuku. Do you suggest any other places to stay in the area??

    • 25/08/2011 at 7:40 am

      Shinjuku Prince Hotel is decent. If you dont mind budget, Hotel Excellence in Ebisu/shibuya is good. Across from the JR

  6. 25/08/2011 at 5:06 am

    Looks fantastic. I love Japan. Heading back in a few months for TAS and good times. Have a good one out there!

  7. ning
    26/08/2011 at 12:33 am

    great pics, mark! so happy you’re having a blast. i love tokyo.