Akihabara. Also known as: Electric City. If you’ve ever had the slightest of interest in going to Japan, you probably have heard of the city of Akihabara one way or another. But for those of you who don’t know, Akihabara is basically known as the go-to place for electronics, maid cafes, and for anything anime/manga related; aka anime/manga central. Lately I’ve been more into photography, and anyone that truly knows me knows that once I’m interested in something-I will literally invest all of my money into it without even a second thought. Add in the fact that I am completely and utterly obsessed over certain anime shows to the point where all reason is thrown out the window (SAO & Durarara), and you’ve got a huge spender on your hands. From all of the little mom and pop shops to the famous nine-story Yodobashi Akiba store that could honestly pass as a mall itself, Akihabara is definitely the place to be if you want to be in virtual heaven. With huge billboards filled with the latest anime shows and advertisements for the different maid cafes stapled onto skyscraper-like buildings, you could easily get lost in this busy and exciting city.
Remember how I mentioned that Akihabara is the epitome of anime/manga products? Well majority of these products are made in a “blind box” or “gachapon” (capsule) form, which is basically a product that contains a random item from a series; and you don’t know what you’re going to get until you actually open it, essentially making it a surprise. And out of all things to spend my money on, I’m a huge sucker for these types of things. I think it’s the fact that unlike normal products where you can just buy it as you see it, for blind boxes you never know what you’re going to get; and I think that’s what makes these so crazy addicting, the element of surprise- and luck. Not going to go into detail as to how much I spent on these, but let’s just say it was a lot. And if surprises aren’t your thing, don’t worry, there’s a lot of other things you can easily spend your money on.
Last but not least, time to do an ootd. I’ve always been one for plaid flannels and a simple ponytail, and since I figured that majority of this day would be spent shopping, I wanted to spend it in clothing that would be comfortable for me.
- Shirt: (99% sure it’s from) H&M
- Flannel: Shein
- Shorts: American Eagle
- Gold Heart hooped earrings: Wego
- Studded earrings: Pokemon Center
- Heartbeat choker: Wego
- Sunglasses: Forever21
- Watch: Aeropostale
- Backpack: Wego
portraits courtesy of: Allayna
After a long day in electric city, ended the day with my fave ice cream of all time–Coolish–and even tried these sweets from the local conbini (thought it was the infamous rain drop cake but to no avail).
Trinket of the day:
This cute little sign that I happened to stumble across in one of the stores
Until next time,