Hobby Bar Professor TK: Nakano’s New Home for Gunpla Builders

When you hear the word “Gunpla”, one of two thoughts will likely cross your mind: 1) “More, more, more!” or 2) “Huh…?” For those who are not in the know, Gunpla is like Transformers + model ship kits (except instead of Transformers the robots are based on another Japanese anime export called Gundam).

Now, if you were ever a diehard fan of either Transformers or model ship building, we seriously suggest you try your hand at Gunpla; and if you’re living in or heading over to Tokyo anytime soon, there is no better place to initiate yourself into the Gunpla world than the Hobby Bar: Professor TK in Nakano.
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Best Japanese Apps for Studying

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Smartphones and their apps can be a source of extreme distraction and procrastination, and are usually the go-to activity when a dull moment arises. But those moments on your commute, lunch break,  or just waiting around can be used to brush up on your Japanese!

Language learning apps are great for squeezing in some study-time on the go; you can study anywhere and anytime, without any heavy textbooks. Get ready to add these apps along with the ones for daily use in Japan, because they will prove to be indispensable in the quest for fluency.

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DIY Origami Turtle

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I had a little turtle, his name was Tiny Tim! I put him in the bathtub, to see if he could swim!…Follow these instructions to make your own origami turtle! Just don’t put him in water! Be sure to download our free printable PDF of the instructions by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

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DIY Origami Ninja Star

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Feeling like a ninja? Or maybe you just want to throw ninja stars around your office! Follow our easy instructions to make an origami ninja star! Be sure to download our free printable PDF of the instructions by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.
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