Category Archives: fun links

Fun Link Friday: Crazy Fresh Chinese & OMG! Meiyu

Okay, so it’s not quite Japan-related. But, for those of us whose interests in East Asia – and/or professional requirements/expectations – extend beyond Japan, Jessica Beinecke’s twin YouTube programs Crazy Fresh Chinese and OMG! Meiyu are a fun way to … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Grated Daikon Sculptures in Nabe

Let Masanori Kobo teach you how to play with your food this winter with his grated daikon sculptures in nabe. Kono sculpted the grated radish into the shape of a polar bear, added a bit of seaweed for eyes and nose … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Real Haunted Homes in Japan?

Halloween may have passed, but that’s no reason to stop bringing the chills! Teru Oshima has developed a new kind of real-estate map, one mapping Japan’s most haunted property locations, where grisly events leading to unnatural deaths have occurred. Typically real-estate … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Fun Link Friday: Amusement Parks in Japan

Haunted houses are definitely my favorite part of amusement parks, and I recently had the terrifying pleasure of experiencing a haunted house in Japan for the first time on a visit to Tokyo Dome City. Although it mostly made me … Continue reading

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