Tokyo Idol Festival 2018 is almost upon us! Since I went to Tokyo Idol Festival in 2016 and 2017, I thought I'd make a list of things that I might have liked to know before going. 1. Look for free tickets for foreigners It's a bit late for this one now, but for those of … Continue reading Idol 101: Tips for Tokyo Idol Festival
Idol Pass is a coupon book that is sold four times a year and features a wide selection of coupons for your favorite groups nationwide! The coupon book is sold separately in two different types: ‘Kanto (A) + East Japan’ and ‘Kanto (B) + West Japan’, and feature coupons for groups in their respective region. … Continue reading Idol Pass: Savior of Wallets?! A DD’s Dream?!
Have you ever watched an idol live and thought "Wow, that looks so fun, but I have no idea what the fans are saying"? Maybe you've tried to learn some of the calls and mixes, but you can't really remember them. Or maybe you know some of them, but you'd like to learn more. Well, … Continue reading Idol 101: How to Do Idol Calls and Mixes
I'm no photography expert, but I love going to satsueikais. If you don't know what a satsueikai is, it translates to something like photography meeting and they are photo events where you take pictures of a model or a number of models, who are usually underground idols or gravure idols. I think these events can … Continue reading Idol 101: Satsueikais – What They Are and How to Participate
I remember my first few idol lives: I was excited, sure, but I was also nervous, confused, and had lots of questions. Well, I've been to a few mainstream idol events and a LOT of underground idol events and hopefully I can help! This is gonna be a pretty long post, so let's get started! … Continue reading Idol 101: What to Expect at Idol Lives & General Etiquette
Idol events can be very expensive and I've spent way too much on them. If you're going to Japan and you're interested in seeing your favorite idols or checking out some new groups, you might be wondering how it will fit in your budget. Well, never fear...I can help! Here are some tips and tricks … Continue reading Idol 101: How to See Idols on a Budget in Japan