Now that Japan is turning into this robot-controlled, anime-obsessed, superflat place, a lot of people are nostalgic for the good old days. We honor that nostalgia via quirky high-tech dioramas of the Showa era, like the Showa era living room with a working TV that I wrote about in 2006, and this brand new speaker system that has a diorama of 1955 Ginza on top of it. It’s a Ginza that not only replicates the past perfectly, but lights up with LED lights, emits sound effects, and well, if you play some Japanese 50s music, you’ll take yourself right back to the post-war. Pretty neat. The latter is actually a product you can buy, albeit for $2000, come April 10th.
Press release (Japanese) via Gizmodo