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Woot! We finally got to go out in Tokyo and actually do something other than work! Well, it was still work related, but at least we were out and enjoying fresh air! We were lucky enough to have Harajuku Kawaii TV, with some of the models from Asobi System, who are all under the umbrella of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, want to do a video with us! By the way, correct me if I’m wrong in the description above. I think that Asobi System is under KPP’s modelling company, or something along those lines. We know KPP is a part of it, and her stuff is all over the studio, and she’s in the studio sometimes as well. She WOULD have been in this video, too, which would have been AH-MAY-ZING, but she was out touring in Europe at the time. I think she’s back now, though. So…yeah! That’s the story behind the relationship and all!

Anyhow, we had a great time with the whole event. We could tell that they were nervous asking us questions, and it is a bit difficult having things needed to be translated in between, and I’m sure they were also like “who the eft are these freaking hipsters and why are they here in our holy temple?” but we really enjoyed ourselves, at least, and consider ourselves really lucky to be invited to be a part of this. I thought it was really interesting speaking with them and comparing our perspectives with theirs, since we’re involved in Korea and a bit involved in the industry, and they’re the same but for Japan and Harajuku. We kinda consider Hongdae, which is where we have our headquarters, kinda similar to Harajuku, or at least the closest Korean equivalent to it, no? Do you know of another area that would be a better comparison? I’m not sure. We just liked talking about both sides. We know that if we ever get Eatyoursushi.com up and running, it’ll definitely be in the Harajuku area.

Side note: from what we’re told, rent there for a studio space is CHEAPER THAN IT IS IN KOREA!!!!! WHUUUUUUUUTTTTT????!!!??! I was under the impression that Tokyo is the most expensive place in the galaxy. When we were asking different people about real estate costs, everything they mentioned is cheaper than what we pay, and it doesn’t have the absurdly steep key money deposit that Korea has. THAT’S NUTS! Not that we plan on moving to Japan anytime soon. We just kept on thinking to ourselves that we couldn’t do so unless we were insanely rich, but now it seems like we don’t need to be loaded in order to set up shop there. Also, don’t freak out and think we’re gonna abandon Korea for Japan. We just like thinking about the possibility of living in both countries and making videos everywhere. Not even sure how we could do that since we’re already doing 6 videos a week, plus interviews, plus trying to live a normal life on the side.

Otherwise, the video on Harajuku Kawaii TV is going to take a while to be uploaded, since their production value is a lot higher than that of our own. They got multi cam and cool transitions and everything. We were just shooting this on our iPhones, one of which has the evil bug that can’t be removed. Barrgghh!! When the video is up, though, we’ll make sure to share the hell out of it on this site, Facebook and Twitter, so you’ll see it for sure!

Apart from that, we were lucky to meet a bunch of Japan Nasties in Harajuku as well! We didn’t see anyone while we were filming, but afterwards, right by the station, we saw a Nasty swarm of people. We all got to chat and then sat down at the park by Harajuku. I don’t know what that park is called, but it’s really pretty, and we saw some puppies! Afterwards, we took a bunch of cool pictures, which you might have seen on Flickr, but we’ll post it here as well just in case you missed it:

OOOH SO NASTY

So, yeah! We’re not going to have a vlog up for Day 5, because there was really nothing we could show you. We were in the YouTube studio all day, and we can’t film vlogs in there, so there was literally nothing we could film. But what we can show you is a screenshot that someone took while watching News Zero in Japan yesterday. Woot!

YouTube Studio

We also filmed the entire segment via our iPhone, but we can’t upload that video because of Copyright issues…on YouTube! But I don’t know what Facebook’s policies are. We’ll try uploading that whole thing later on :D Yeah! So that was about it for Sunday. Today we got to rest a bit and we’re just trying to edit some videos and relax a bit, so hopefully Martina can get over her cold.

But, we are going to have a LiveChat tomorrow, though! We’ll be spending the day in the studio working on another project, but afterwards, when we get back to our rooms, we’ll be chatting with you guise at 10PM! Hope to see you there!

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  1. Hey guise. Can you W.A.N.K inside your house? I (We?) miss seeing your house. :)

  2. I just got some tights and leggings that have the brand name called “Harajuku Streets” from tabbisocks.com. I LOVE them! They come in such pretty colors and are of course made in Japan. The tabbisocks company is in california though.

  3. Aaaahhhh! So much Capsule stuff in the beginning of the video w/ all of the Kyary. One of my favorite musical units of all time.

  4. Nasties make some pretty great faces! Loved the picture at the end! I wish you guys were going to be in Japan when I go this summer.

  5. simonandmartina should run an apprenticeship and choose their best apprentice to send to Japan to set up EYS under the umbrella corporation of S&M Enterprises.

  6. wow it looked like you guys had so much fun and u got to meet ur group of nasties

  7. PunkyPrincess92

    whoa!!!!!! Kyaru stuff!!!!!!!
    i’m think i recognise Una (i think that’s how you spell it?) from the Tokyo Fashion site!!

    hahahaha Simon just singing along on the street!!!

  8. Aaaah so many feels >_<

    I love Japan so much, you have no idea.

    Can't believe you were in Kyary's company!!!!! :O

    And Martina, to be mistaken as Kyary is like….the ultimate fashion compliment everrrrrrr!!!

    oh I remember back in the day when you'd film videos almost completely make-up free :p I liked that look too, btw ^^b

    Thanks so much for the video – it soothes my soul slightly, until I gather up enough money to go myself ^^

  9. and i thought aegyo was over the top… now there’s kawaii @.@

    • Japan has the strangle hold on kawaii(cute), aegyo is the new kid. Before the 2007/2008 rise of kpop, Japan has been having their over three decades long Wave with videogames, Anime+manga, and music and culture. It’s why older kpop music will look very japanese and why most people will guess asian pop music to be Japanese before guessing s.Korean.

  10. First of all, thank you so much for these vids. They are candid and real and even though not made using fancy cameras (and there is that random speck stuck on the lens), they are wonderful!

    Secondly, tsk tsk tsk what is this? There was hardly any food p*rn in this video! Crepes looked amazing, but is it too much to ask to zoom in a little? And those lovely takoyaki? You showed them to us from like… a meter away? If you did not say what it was I would have thought it as ice cream or something. Thank you for posting the picture of sushi on instagram though. That will sustain me for a while.
    P.S. Loved the song.

  11. Ah, what fun ^^ Is your Harajuku Kawaii TV segment going to have subtitles? =)

    • I doubt it. At the beginning of each one, they say to click the CC button for different subtitles, but it’s always just Japanese. (I’m pretty sure they want you to use the automatic subtitles, but those are always ridiculous).

  12. It seems that S&M picked the wrong country when they moved to Korea. I suggest that they live move to Japan and live there.

  13. If GD and KPP had a child it would rebel by being super plain styled and more normal than a regular normal person.

  14. Omg, living in both Japan and Korea would be so cool! You could spend like a month in each country! so ocooollll

  15. Harajuku doesnt look as busy during the winter. I went in july/august

  16. So excited for you!!! > . д<)・゚゚・。

    かさん is so pretty! *_____* (sorry とうさん – . -)

    ♥♥♥♥

  17. I saw Kyary in Camden town on Valentines day just walking around with a guy. She is so tiny!

  18. Was somebody laughing in the background when simon said that with G-dragons and kyary pamyu pamyus love child or was it just me hearing it?

  19. kawaii_candie

    omg! I’m in an EYK video!!!!! XD

    btw, i was wondering if Simon knew that “kowaii” means “scary”? because a few times he sounded like he was saying “i’m so kowaii” and i wondered if that was on purpose or not?? lol

  20. Simon’s totally Harajuku kowai (for those of you who don’t know “kowai” means “scary” and it is a common mistake to say “kowai” instead of “kawaii” — one that Simon here totally made :)

  21. Simon, I want your song as my ringtone!

  22. KATHyphenTUN

    Japan nasties! My friend got to meet you! I’m so jealous! but she got me your autograph (with some fail english on it?) so shes an awesome friend!!!<3<3

  23. Eatyoursushi.com was registered in 2009 !!! Wow Simon must really be planning ahead :P

  24. Fashion monsterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    so jealous haha.
    that would have been awesome if you met her!!!
    oh and martina how old are you? like 5’8 right?

  25. Thanks for filming and editing and posting these vids even though you’re busy all day! ^___^ Looks like soooo much fun!

  26. Isabel Ruby

    oh dear god… GD and KPP!? the child would live in a crayon video explosion lifestyle of color and crazy! MAKE THEM LOVE EACH OTHERRRRRR

  27. I’m sooooooooooooooo jealous!!!! Of all of this!!!! What an awesome day.

  28. Haha…one thing I love about this vlog post is when Simon…
    G-Dragon and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu love baby?!
    Next thing Simon, you will upgrade your career to celebrity matchmaker…><;…and
    that pink dress soo cute on Martina *jealous*

  29. Simon I loved your singing while Martina was having a conversation, I couldn’t stop laughing

  30. Ahh! Mameshiba! Have you guise seen the original mameshiba commercials? They’re hilarious:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjsZbnTNB8c

    Props to KPP for liking them so much that she got one of her own! (I’ll just imagine it that way even if that’s not how it happened, lol)

    • irritablevowel

      Did you know? My day, no, my life is now better for having watched that.

      • I learned about mameshiba maybe 3 years ago, immediately fell in love, and have not looked back since.
        I agree: it is life-changing.
        What’s even cooler is the story behind their creation: they were created by an advertising agency as an experiment (!) and became so popular that the ad agency licensed the rights to other companies to create products.

  31. Una is SO PRETTY!! i love her style, reminds me of nana(osaki.of the comics), but like, more colourful, damn so jealous of her wardrobe!!!

  32. uwahhhh,,,, martina’s on Ze~Ro…… too bad it wasn’t an interview… and too bad, no newscaster/Arashi’s Sakurai Sho XD

  33. Simon’s Aegyo Kawaii is hilarious!!!!!!!!!!

  34. haha who said ‘저기’ in the train??

  35. WHY IS THERE NEVER ANY OTHER GUYS!!! I mean are men that like Simon and Martina, Korean Music and culture etc that rare, where are they all at xD
    Its like that amazing Kpop Academy course we have here in UK (London unfortunately for me) at the KCCUK and there is never any guys on it EVERRRRRRR, well there seems to be one dude on it this year but then like 29 women hahahaha
    Totally loved Simon being left to his own devices whilst Martina chatted so he decided to sing by observation through the streets XD
    Really loving this Japanese adventure i look forward to the next video :D

  36. Awesome! :D Harajuku looks so cool >.< I've always wanted to go there and hopefully someday I can :) I love the shops you guys went to! Wish I could find shops like that here where I live!

  37. Simon you’re totally kawaii !!
    Don’t let Martina push you out of the picture :D

  38. km59

    Great balls of cookie dough this makes me esplode with Japanese shopping want! Ooo it would be fun to see you Martina decked out in some of the Japanese fashions… Hime Gyaru Martina :O….Simon in visual kei hahaha Dothraki Man warrior kei

  39. It’s great to see you guise like everyday! wow! I can feel how much fun you guys are having there.
    btw, I’m just totally saying this for your sake T_T if you guys didn’t go to sleep yet, quick edit the sun rising.thingy on the first video.
    I’m just worried about you two! you guys are one of the joy of life.

  40. That store have my name ” NADIAAAAAA “

  41. Ok just realised I am not the first comment…awkward

  42. Oh! I saw Spanish in there :D A shop called ‘Flores en el corazón’ (flowers in the heart)… that was weird xD And Martina you’re way cuter than KPP!! <3

    PS: Simon did you hear the girls laughing at your pronunciation? Your 'kawaii' sounded more like 'kowai' which means 'I'm scared' =P

  43. First comment!!! Wow ha ha ha My Japan-sickness is getting worse everyday! I miss you Japan!! Oh btw Simon, I found out that there is a POLISH RESTAURANT IN TOKYO! You guys should check it out! I think it’s in NIhonbashi… ^^

  44. Martina fits in this kawaii style so well! Not sure about Dothraki Man Warrior though… But I liked his singing narrative :]

  45. Yayyy, I’ve been checking back constantly for this video. Loved your song Simon.

  46. omg lol I look crazy in this video XD

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