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Fun Link Friday: Halloween costumes in Tokyo

Halloween has really become a much bigger event in Japan in recent years. The Omotesando Halloween Pumpkin Parade and the Magic of Halloween Parade in Tokyo showcase the growing enthusiasm for getting into the Halloween spirit, or at least making … Continue reading

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Resources: Premodern literature in translation

Recently we posted a guide to several resources for finding Japanese literature in translation, including databases for old and new works and international competitions for translating recent works. As a complement to these sites, today we’re providing a quickie resource … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Chigusa and the Art of Tea

Via University of Washington Press. LOUISE ALLISON CORT AND ANDREW M. WATSKY $40.00T PAPERBACK (9780934686259) hardcover not available PUBLISHED: May 2014 SUBJECT LISTING: Asian Art, Asian Studies BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 208 pp., 160 illus., 60 in color, 9 x 11 in. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Giant Straw Boars of Ehime

One of the great things about Japan is all the neat seasonal events and sites you can visit. But sometimes an unexpected treat pops up that you don’t see every day or even every fall. This year in Imabari, Tamagawa … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom

Interpreting Japan: Approaches and Applications for the Classroom (Routledge) By Brian J. McVeigh Paperback: 978-0-415-73016-7; Hardback: 978-0-415-73014-3 Written by an experienced teacher and scholar, this book offers university students a handy “how to” guide for interpreting Japanese society and conducting … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Travel Posters for Japanese Steamship Companies

If you liked our post on JR ads of the 1930s, you may enjoy this collection of steamship posters from the 1910s. These are scanned from the book Miwaku no Funatabi, published by the Museum of Maritime Science, 1993. I love … Continue reading

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