retro

Japanese vending machine mecca: Around 100 rare retro machines await you at this unusual location

Step back in time with old-school vending machines that dispense unique products in retro packaging.

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Pikachu in 1920s Tokyo images use A.I. to toss the Pokémon mascot 100 years into Japan’s past

It’s like Pikachu used some super effective time travel powers.

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Unboxing the McDonald’s French Fry Snack Maker【Review】

Will this retro toy turn out to be a cool gadget or worthless garbage?

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Retro reveals: Men choose the top ten anime series of the 1970s

These iconic series, spanning sci-fi to sports, were instrumental in paving the way for anime of subsequent decades.

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Retro Japanese-style hotel room with kotatsu, free ice cream is both amazingly cool AND warm

Staff thoughtfully provides everything you need to never leave the warm Showa-style kotatsu paradise.

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Collapsed shed at our cheap countryside house reveals unusual Japanese gems from the past

Dilapidated outbuilding at the SoraHouse contains some surprise items that could tell a story or two.

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Retro Japanese toys make childhood lottery dreams come true

These are the games kids used to play before Japanese video games.

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Dance the decades away with Travis Japan on their newly dedicated YouTube channel

The Johnnys’ Jr. group also feeds our love for nostalgic and classic J-Pop.

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What’s inside the McDonald’s Big Smile Bag in Japan

All part of the chain’s Japan-exclusive 50th anniversary celebrations.

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We visit Kyushu’s oldest wooden train station building, get hit with a nostalgia overload

Take a trip back to 1895 with this quaint slice of Japanese history!

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The young girl starring in this cool retro-style McDonald’s Japan video is actually 62 years old!

McDonald’s Japan celebrates its 50th birthday by recreating the scene on opening day at its first restaurant in Tokyo.

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Bandai releases a retro item with zodiac signs in gachapon capsule toy form…but what is it?

This little device could almost always be found in cafés in Japan throughout the latter part of the Showa Period (1926-1989).

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What it’s like to get a haircut at Japan’s oldest barber shop

Styling tips from fifth-generation owner of a business that began before samurai were allowed to cut their top-knots.

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Original McDonald’s character Speedee makes a comeback in Japan

Before Ronald McDonald, Speedee was the mascot for the fast food chain, and now he’s back for a limited time. 

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Japanese netizens shook by ancient air conditioner remote 【Photos】

You mean that’s not just a piece of obscure vintage decor?

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Mr. Sato vibe-checks a hidden retro café in the heart of Shibuya’s modern Miyashita Park 【Photos】

Is the appeal in that it’s retro or that it’s just hard to find?

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Japanese train station installs chalkboards for people to write their post-corona hopes and dreams

Old-school design feature promises that happy days will come again and encourages community to share what it’s looking forward to.

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The sad story of the Japanese vending machine set to disappear at the end of the year

A little bit of history gone forever as Kirin puts an end to a beloved mainstay.

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Modern Hollywood movies get a ‘70s/’80s Japan makeover with awesome retro film posters【Pics】

Talented fan takes John Wick, Pikachu, and Marvel heroes back to the golden era of Japanese poster graphic design.

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Press start, receive art: Japanese art gallery showcases bugged Nintendo screen canvases

Beautiful paintings of glitchy NES screens will star in Tokyo art gallery through December.
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