JapanicTV Quick Video 07 - St. Patty's Day Parade in Omotesando - 2009
JapanicTV Quick Video 07 – St. Patty’s Day Parade in Omotesando – 2009

Loyal viewers may recall the Omotesando St. Patrick’s Day parade from Episode 2 (and if you don’t, or haven’t seen it, feel free to check it out!) Well, Zensho! decided to go again this year, and he put together this quick video of the parade. You may see some familiar faces and some great new ones. But like Zensho, you may be upset over the absence of a key personality…

Direct Download [SD]: http://www.japanictv.com/video_files/JapanicTV_QuickVid_07_StPattyParade_2009.m4v

YouTube [available in GLORIOUS HD!]:

Japanic TV - Episode 05
Japanic TV Episode 05

It seems only fitting that on the anniversary (give or take a day) of episodes three and four, the Turks return with episode five. This one focuses on the cute kids. Witness them at play in the Children’s Castle and enjoying a Tamagotchi fest, or learning under Zensho’s expert tutelage. If you’re not into the kawaii chibi scene, we also have another fast food round up and a look at Kawasaki J-League soccer team, the Frontale.

Direct Download: http://www.japanictv.com/video_files/JapanicTV_Episode_05.m4v

JapanicTV Quick Video 06 - New Years Eve - 2009
JapanicTV Quick Video 06 – New Years Eve 2009

Another year, another post: Zensho celebrates the ringing in of the year of the ox by joining revelers in Shibuya, revelers he finds despite the lack of organized celebration having been planned by the city or community.
Direct Download: http://www.japanictv.com/video_files/JapanicTV_QuickVid_06_NYE2009.m4v

Get excited, dear viewer. The Turks haven’t forgotten you, and there is surely more on the way soon.

Here are the photos that go along with the activites from episode four. Sumo makes a good showing but Kanamara Matsuri is the definite highlight.

Kanamara Matsuri
Kanamara Matsuri – Penis Fest

Sumo. Some photos in this album taken by Jim Dertz and Robert Allman.

Japanic TV - Episode 04
Japanic TV Episode 04

It’s been exactly one year since episode 3 of JapanicTV was released, and finally the Turks are back in action. This episode deals with some of the more adult things that they saw during their time in Japan. There’s a festival dedicated to a metal member, a store specializing in safe sex and more, a comic convention with some naughty books, and some sports, which actually are pretty tame. Help welcome the Turks back by watching the show, telling a friend, and leaving a comment.

Be warned: this one is not for kids.

Direct Download: http://www.japanictv.com/video_files/JapanicTV_Episode_04.m4v

JapanicTV Quick Video 05 - Open Mic Night, Part 3
JapanicTV Quick Video 05 – Open Mic Night, Part 3

For the final song Double Happiness bassist Joash is invited to the stage to add some low frequencies. The Peanut wraps up it’s set with Army, by Ben Folds. The three onstage believe that it may quite possibly be the greatest karaoke song of all time. It turns out, it’s even more fun to play it live. Hear now the last song ever played during the short but bright career of Bleedin’ Peanut. And yes, there’s another naughty word. Children consider yourselves warned.
Direct Download: http://www.japanictv.com/video_files/JapanicTV_QuickVid_05_Rock03.m4v

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Some stills from the Ruby Room performance:

Open Mic Night
Open Mic Night

JapanicTV Quick Video 04 - Open Mic Night, Part 2
JapanicTV Quick Video 04 – Open Mic Night, Part 2

After their genre-hopping opening, Will and Terry decided to show that they appreciate the classics. First they nod their collective head to GnR, with an accoustic version of Mr. Brownstone, in which Will momentarily forgets some words. They follow that up with a Japanese instrumental that can only be described as Legendary. Or even Zeldariffic. And yes, there is some salty language. Don’t freak out.

Direct Download: http://www.japanictv.com/video_files/JapanicTV_QuickVid_04_Rock02.m4v

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JapanicTV Quick Video 03 - Open Mic Night, Part 1
JapanicTV Quick Video 03 – Open Mic Night, Part 1

In early February, Will teamed up with his coworker Terry to form the band known as Bleedin’ Peanut. Or Bloody Peanut. Sometimes people used that name instead. Anyway, it doesn’t matter. The important thing is that the duo practiced upwards of 2 times and then hit the open mic stage at The Ruby Room, a small bar in Shibuya. Performing immediately after Double Happiness, another coworker’s band, they showed up with only two goals:

  1. Rock.
  2. Get through the entire set without a panic attack.

It truly was a magical night of music. Here is the first part of their set.

Direct Download: http://www.japanictv.com/video_files/JapanicTV_QuickVid_03_Rock01.m4v

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An extensive look at the proper etiquette of enjoying Sushi at your local sushi bar.

Link courtesy of Tom, friend of the show.

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