Series: Tokyo Underground: Toy & Design Culture in Tokyo
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Last Gasp; 2nd ed. edition (September 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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I used the first edition while on vacation in Japan last October. I had the second edition posted to my serviced apartment during the last week of my stay (I was in Tokyo for a month).The second book is virtually identical to the first, in-fact I ended up correcting some of the addresses in the second edition. Buy this book if you don't already have the first, it's a real good way to see parts of Tokyo you may miss otherwise. Even if the stores in the book are no longer there by the time you get there.You'll probably do most of your toy shopping in Nakano or Akihabara anyway. Stick to Nakano if you don't have time, the prices are good & there's plenty of variety, (stock changes daily) for most of us... ;)
This book is a fun read. Even if you're not traveling to Japan, this book is like a bit of a vacation that takes you on the adventure. You can tell the hard work and love that went into Tokyo Underground 2.
I read on the publisher's website about the second edition, and it sounded like they added a whole lot of new content. After getting this book, it is totally not true, pretty much the same book as the first edition.
very thorough, planning a trip to japan this book has become a to-do list! worth picking up for sure if you are a collector and even if you are not!
Useful and fun but some of the stores are closed and some of the addresses have changed.
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