If you read this blog on a regular basis, you probably know my admiration for the design of Japanese-themed sims in Second Life. When viewed as a group, I feel that they have the most realistic and best design of any national themed region in Second Life. I particularly admire the attention to details and graphics including realistic signage that the subject of this blog post, Takeuti, which has been around for quite some time.shows in great abundance.
Takeuti is actually located in a skybox; the sky is a red-orange color which I did not care much for at first but grew on me after a while as a background for photography. There is a busy small club, the Go Go Disco which is reminiscent of what I saw during my tour of the nightlife in Tokyo a few years ago. Intimate clubs were located in high-rise buildings which cater to just about any social taste -- for example, there were LGBT clubs that catered only to Japanese, and those in which Westerners were very much welcome. There is a good machinima of the Go Go Disco shown below.
The detail at Takeuti is simply amazing. I particularly liked the vending machines, ubiquitous in Japan, and the gas pump detailing with all sorts of analogue dial detailing which I show in an image below. You will probably spend a large amount of time year gazing at how much can be put in so small a space. I highly recommend a visit.
To see more blog coverage and excellent photography from Takeuti head over to Bitacora:
To see more gorgeous places to visit in Second Life:
To see my photography and 2015 reviews of other Japanese themed destinations in Second Life:
(note: some of these locations may now be closed by the time you read this):
Miyagi (May 2015):
The Kagurazaka and the Ritrovo Gallery (April 2015)
Origami (April 2015):
My 2015 coverage of Japanese themed sims continued:
Keisei (March 2015):
Pandora Box (February 2015):
Soyokaze (January 2015):
I like this machinima of the Go Go Disco at Takeuti by Kawanishi Yana. Check out her YouTube channel for her works on many other Second Life destinations.