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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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Fun Link Friday: Loneliness sells?

Some of you may remember many news articles in recent months detailing the popular practice of one restaurant, Tokyo’s Moomin Cafe, to provide single customers with oversized stuffed animals as company for their dining pleasure. Though I’ve not seen it … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Crochet yourself a delicious meal

Japan is famous for its obsession with fake food, but step outside your plastic comfort zone and get your crochet needle ready for this delicious looking bowl of fake ramen, brought to you with a full “how to” by Youtube … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Sôseki’s Kokoro on Hark! A Vagrant

History-comic artist Kate Beaton of Hark! A Vagrant recently drew a series of comics about Sôseki Natsume’s novel Kokoro. Check out the full comic on Hark! A Vagrant.

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Fun Link Friday: Moku Hanga

The exhibit Moku Hanga: The Art of Japanese Woodblock Printing may have ended in August, but you can check out images and a great discussion of the woodblock-print pattern books on Hyperallergic. The items are displayed in just two glass … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The real-life shrines of Sailor Moon

If you’re revisiting classic Sailor Moon or watching Sailor Moon Crystal, check out Rurousha’s post on the Tokyo shrines that appear in the manga and anime. The shrine is written 火川 in the manga, but it’s 氷川 in real life. … Continue reading

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