Tag Archives: Japan

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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Hitokotonushi Shrine in Ibaraki Hosts Summertime Honey Bee Oasis | Spoon & Tamago

JULY 6, 2022 / JOHNNY In the height of summer, when temperatures are soaring, safe access to drinking water becomes critical for all animals. And yes, that includes even bees! At the ancient Hitokotonushi Shrine in Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture, which … Continue reading

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An Astonishing Array of Ceramic Mosaic Tiles Comprise a Japanese Museum’s Historical Collection | Colossal

JUNE 24, 2022. KATE MOTHES Image © Ryota Murase. All images courtesy of the Mosaic Tile Museum, In the Gifu Prefecture of Japan, a nucleus of creativity blossomed in Kasahara Town, Tajimi City, more than a millennium ago. Known for its … Continue reading

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Lush Canopies of Hundreds of Purple Flowers Erupt from Japan’s Wisteria | Colossal

MAY 23, 2022. GRACE EBERT Ashikaga Flower Park, Tochigi, Japan. All images © Ryo Tajima Each spring, the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan, is flooded with bright, blossoming canopies of purple flowers. The area is home to more than … Continue reading

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Exploring Japan’s Historical Landmarks and Shrines in the Middle of Streets | Spoon & Tamago

MAY 20, 2022 / JOHNNY If you’ve ever driven in Japan you may have come across an unfamiliar scene: a small shrine right in the middle of the road. Sometimes the road curves to one side to avoid the shrine … Continue reading

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