LA CARMINA & TOKYO SPOOKS ON TRAVEL CHANNEL TV PROMO, ANTHONY BOURDAIN NO RESERVATIONS! JAPANESE PIRATE HAT, SKULL CROSSBONES BOTTLES.
Arrrr-mazing news: Tokyo Team Spooky and I are featured in a promo spot for Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations 100th episode! You can see it running now through Monday on Travel Channel.
My friends and I are at the beginning of the clip above and on Travel Channel’s YouTube. (The No Reservations anniversary special begins 9am Monday and ends with a new Paris episode at 10pm E/P.) I hope Tony Bourdain liked our Goth version of his Tokyo show!
My Tokyo spooky ship keeps on plowing forth. We went to a cheap but delicious izakaya in Ebisu (each plate cost 270 yen, or less than $3). After, we went to drink absinthe at Bar Tram, then checked out the small gay clubs in Shinjuku’s 2-chome district.
Many of you commented on my pirate hat, which I wore during the BlogTV live chat. In Japan, Halloween items are popular all year round — and they’re already for sale at Claire’s and Tokyu Hands. I got this felt and ribbon hat, affixed to a headband, for a few bucks at Tokyu Hands. Everyone tried it on (in this pic, it’s Photoshopped onto Yukiro).
My DIY ripped tights would look good on a pirate. I used scissors to tear 1-inch-long vertical runs into my leggings, then tugged at them to extend the stripes. My red skirt is secondhand Emily Temple Cute (more photos to come).
At the Sunkus convenience store, I turned the yellow cat drawing into a Scottish Fold. Bad kitty.
Anyone have ideas for what to be on Halloween? It’s coming up sooner than I expected! Tons of photos from the Australian and Dutch TV shoots coming right up… as well as Tokyo store photos, a crazy Osaka fashion shoot, and a huge clothing giveaway from one of my favorite brands. Check back tomorrow (and tune into Travel Channel to see us!)
Japanese Word of the Day: Tamaru = accumulate, or collect. The word for “tamari” sauce comes from it.
Song of the Day: Yo ho! Yo ho! A pirate’s life for me