Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Post Made of Happy: Johnny Returns to Japan!

Johnny chats with one of his beloved 
Japanese Angels upon his arrival in Tokyo.
Exclusive photo © Nanako Ugajin.

20+ more pics below,
including fabulous exclusives
plus UPDATES! 

Via Johnny: “Mama-chan! 
Always and forever. @miki_m_ando”

Via Akiko Suzuki: 

More UPDATES below!!

Yes!! Summer touring is upon us! 
Johnny’s in Japan for the first Fantasy on Ice 
tour performances plus “Together on Ice” 
this weekend with Yuzu! Then, get ready:
the Weibocalypse of Artistry on Ice happens in July and
August. Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!

Johnny’s column is back! 
After a five-month hiatus, he returns to the Falls Church
News-Press today to tackle an uncomfortable subject: 
what to do when you find that nude photos of yourself 
have just been released to America’s tabloids. 
He handles the moment with grace, humor, and dignity

Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.

Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Yes! Johnny and his ever-faithful traveling companion, jetlag, arrived safely late Wednesday night in Tokyo, which is a thing that hasn’t happened yet here in Chicago, where I have spent my Wednesday oooo-ing and ahhh-ing over beautiful picspam from the future that I received this morning.

(Yep, here we go, into that 14-hour international dateline time-warp thing that always makes my head turn into a Mobius strip of beautifully photographed confusion...)

But no matter when you are, it’s always the perfect time to completely lose track of time by wandering through gorgeous pics of Johnny being showered with love by some of the most incredible fans on the planet.

Johnny’s flight was delayed in leaving New York, and while he was waiting to board, he happened to notice:

He’s still wearing it in the pics below. And he looks amazing, as you’ll see.

Despite the late hour of his arrival at Narita, he is all happy smiles for his fans. And how heartbreakingly wonderful it is to see him like that.

As for how his Angels felt to welcome him again after nearly a year? I think this tweet pretty much says it all:

The happy continues

Japan, Day 3.

Via Miki Ando: “With Johnny @johnnygweir :))) 
he is really great person and skater!!! Love love ♥♥♥
ジョニーとの1枚^_^ #スケーター #スケート #アイスショー 
#ファンタジーオンアイス #フィギュアスケート 
#foi #figureskate #figureskating #show #skate #skater 
#iceshow #iceskate #iceskating #friend”

Via Johnny: “Crèpes Party 
with some silly Euro Stars. 
@nathaliepechalat @javiersk8r”

Via Johnny: 
“Really happy way to end the day!”
Love this so much.

Japan, Day 2.

Via Johnny: “ChebuPooh. I ❤️ Yuzuru!” 
With 2014 Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu, 
who skated to his gold medal in a costume 
designed by Johnny.

Via Johnny: “Rehearsals! @d1sk_t @akkotine” 
With Akiko Suzuki and Daisuke Takahashi.

Via Nobunari Oda: “taking a picture 
with @JohnnyGWeir!
He is such a great skater and person!! 

A very happy Johnny with peonies from Junko Mi! 
He Instagrammed the bouquet with his thanks,
 and Junko replied with this wonderful photo.

Via Sergey Yakimenko.

Via Maria Sergejeva: “#johnnyweir #newpartner 
#lifeisawesome #fantasyonice #gaga”

Very special thanks to Nanako Ugajin for the exclusive pics below! Nanako’s photos are marked “@ugachan,” which is her Twitter name, and most of them are gloriously huuuuuge. Please click twice to roll around in the full-size images. 

Photos from other sources below are as noted.

Via Johnny: “Landed safely in Tokyo. 
Thank you to my wonderful fans 
who welcomed me again to Japan!”

He’s here! And yay so is his luggage!

Via @ayukovon.

Via @__takae__.

Via @shiki_hmhm.

Via @donotbeordinary.

Yes, we want close-ups of his shoes...
Via @__takae__.

...and also of his luggage. 
Via @ayukovon.

Flowers and gifts for Johnny!

Via @donotbeordinary.

Looove his new short hair,
courtesy of Master Beauty Bear Eric Alt.

Luggage, gifts, and flowers are ready 
to be schlepped to the waiting car.

And one more.

Via Johnny after arriving at his hotel: 
“As varied and lovely as the ladies 
who gave them to me! ありがとう!”

Bonus video!! With special thanks 
Video link.

Bonus pics!! Via @haley_skate on Tuesday, 
before Johnny left for Japan: 
“Gotta train with the best to be the best 
with @johnnygweir 
#morning #sessions #tooearly #selfie #skater”

UPDATE!! Johnny in Pennsylvania 
over Memorial Day weekend. See the album 
by Shibu Daniel Photography on Facebook here!

Johnny and Tara’s brilliant commentary 
segment from Late Night With Seth Meyers!
Video link.
Watch their interview with Seth here.

Johnny and Dora!!
Watch his spot over and over again 
here, here, or here!

On Johnny’s website, 
linked to his retirement statement
Thank YOU, Johnny!

ICYMI: Johnny plans to discuss his personal difficulties just once, 
in an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush. 
The three-part interview is available at these links:

UPDATE: In response to a rash of erroneous reports in the media, 
Johnny spoke briefly with Access Hollywood again
to set the record straight.

Also on the blog:
“Rise Like a Phoenix”
An exquisite black-and-white series 
of Johnny at rehearsal. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Favorite Fairytale”
Beautiful Johnny being happy on the ice. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Cure for the Uncommon Cold”
Gorgeous sun-drenched Johnny picspam, 
for those of us who prefer our winter 
a little less... wintry. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Random Tuesday Roundup, Or: Is It Summer Yet?”
More Sun Valley
 since because Chiberia. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Because It’s Glorious.”
A look back at Johnny’s first national title 
and his thoughts on Nationals, accompanied by 
20+ exquisite black-and-white portraits.
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Frost Giant.”
25+ exclusive pics of Johnny
performing Army of Me.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

All of Him Is My Treasure.”
Fans react to Johnny’s graceful exit 
from competitive skating.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Practice Is Perfect”
25+ exclusive photos of Johnny’s 
Sun Valley rehearsal.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

“Dear Johnny...”
Selected black-and-white photos of Johnny’s 
hauntingly beautiful Schindler’s List debut.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Johnny’s latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press.
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the “National Commentary“ 
section—don’t miss a single one! 

A number of Johnny’s auction items 
have been relistedwhich means if you missed out 
the first time around, you’re in luck: 
It’s not too late to own a piece of Weir Gear! 
Go check it out and see what treasures 
you could take home!

Please alert absolutely everyone you’ve ever met 
to “like” and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as “Best Sportsman”
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka  to tell us he wants us to! 

Need to see Seasons 1 and 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue a
nytime you’re watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!

Johnny tweeted:
“Buy my single,’Dirty Love’ via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!”
You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny’s website,
or just click the “Buy” button on the player at the top of the blog!

Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny’s website!

copyright 2013 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

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