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Early Japanese Visitor Describes “Baffling” American Culture // (1872) The Iwakura Embassy

[…] xtracts taken from “The Iwakura Embassy, 1871-1873: A True Account of the Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary’s Journey of Observation through the United States of America and Europe by Kume Kunitake, Graham Healey, Chushichi Tsuzuki, Martin Collcutt, Andrew Cobbing, P. … Continue reading

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Laundry Holiday in Ehime Combines Laundromat and Ice Cream Parlor | Spoon & Tamago

JANUARY 14, 2023 / JOHNNY photos by Kenta Hasegawa courtesy Suppose Design Office Every day is a holiday, even if it’s laundry day. At least that’s the idea behind Laundry Holiday, a laundromat in Ehime prefecture the underwent a drastic … Continue reading

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Riding on a winter only small local stove train in the extremely cold snowy country

#alonetravel #travelvlog #Japan ⭐️Stove train Railways operated by Japanese private railway company (Tsugaru Railway). This small local train runs from Tsugaru Goshogawara Station to Tsugaru Nakasato in Aomori Prefecture. There are two stoves in the train and you can enjoy … Continue reading

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Kengo Kuma Designs a Dramatically Vaulted Cafe to Evoke Japan’s Sloping Tottori Sand Dunes | Colossal

DECEMBER 10, 2022. GRACE EBERT All images ©︎ Kawasumi-Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office Architect Kengo Kuma designed this cafe from wood and concrete to evoke the sloping sand dunes of the surrounding area. Overlooking Japan’s vast Tottori Sand Dunes is a … Continue reading

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Traditional Japanese Time Was Very Different

How the Japanese kept time back then. 0:00 Traditional Japanese time 3:35 Western time system: GARBAGE?? 4:34 How do you READ these things? 6:27 End of Japanese Time […]

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Every Fall This High School Art Teacher in Nara Sweeps Fallen Leaves into Ephemeral Art | Spoon & Tamago

NOVEMBER 7, 2022 / JOHNNY this year’s fall foliage creation is the cat bus from My Neighbor Totoro | all images courtesy hamacream Over a decade ago a high school art teacher in Nara asked himself the question, what are … Continue reading

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Deer Lounge Under Cherry Blossom Trees In Japan’s Nara Park

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Beethoven – Symphony No.9 (10000 Japanese) – Freude schöner Götterfunken

[…] “10000 Japans sing the ending choir of Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Ode to joy – Freude schöner Götterfunken (Schlusschor)” [from the comments] 穿て!顎丸! 11 months ago Hi, I’m a Japanese, & there is a few Japanese … Continue reading

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Japanese Shoppers Are Striking ‘C’ Off Brands’ Logos For A Heartfelt Cause – DesignTAXI.com

By Mikelle Leow, 12 Sep 2022 C isn’t just for cookie. You’d think that for a nation that loves its cats and cosplay, ‘C’ would be one of its favorite letters of the English alphabet. On the contrary, the character … Continue reading

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How can history help the never-ending human dance with water? | Aeon Essays

Preparing the fields near Gotemba, Japan, in 2000. Photo by Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum As storms, droughts and floods become more intense, what can the world learn from Japan’s profoundly wet history? In early June 2018, I landed at Kansai airport in … Continue reading

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