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Fun Link Friday: Carved Pearl Skulls

We often feature unconventional artists and artwork for our Fun Link Fridays, and who can blame us? This week check out the artist Shinji Nakaba, who was featured on Bored Panda for his fantastic work carving miniature skulls out of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Ukiyo-e animated gifs

Just last month we posted on an artist’s rendering of 8-bit Japan nostalgic in GIFs, and lo and behold, this month we stumble across Edo-period early modern nostalgia in GIFs that bring ukiyo-e to life! The artist, who goes by … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Curved Origami

It seems as though origami is one of those fascinating traditional arts that the world cannot help but continue to innovate on. This week’s Fun Link Friday features the artwork of Hoàng Tiến Quyết, a Vietnamese artist whose work with complex … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Landmarks. Medium: Curry-Rice.

Clever tourism writing is hard to come by, but this tour of Japan via curry-rice sculptures with both instructions and links to places to stay near those sites is a treat. (Let’s not talk about lumping Hokuriku in with Kanto, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: 8-bit Japan nostalgia

Feeling nostalgic for Japan and its daily life? Design Made in Japan recently posted an article highlighting the gifs created at the 1041uuu Tumblr, which, if you’ve ever lived in Japan, hit you right in the sweet spot. Check out … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Hackathon at 762-year old Zen temple

Ever thought that a 762-year old Zen temple would be the perfect place to pile all of your technology-savvy engineers and programmers for a two-day hackathon? Apparently Beck Kuchkorov, a nearly 20-year resident of Japan, did, as he’s organized for the second … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Cats Wearing Kimono

As the internet has probably informed you all, now that we’ve passed through our phase of cats wearing melon hats and sitting in bowls, there is a trend now of dressing up cats in kimono. One can’t forget, of course, … Continue reading

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