Category Archives: fun links

Fun Link Friday: magnetic air bonsai

This week we have a pretty rad invention you may have seen on Spoon & Tamago: magnetic floating bonsai trees! A small company in Kyushu called Hoshinchu has developed bonsai tree bases with magnets and ceramics that create little floating gardens that … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: A history of Japan

If you have two eyes, know someone who knows something about Japan, and are on the internet, you have probably already been linked to this viral video that’s made the rounds in the last couple days. A 9-minute summary of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Hachiko’s “hachiko”

Yes, yes, Hachiko again! Today’s fun link is more of a fun picture. The east coast of the US was just hit with a big snow storm, and a week or so ago we got real snow for the first time … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Eating from Miyazaki films

It’s getting extra cold just about everywhere, so it’s time to curl up with some comfort food! Buzzfeed posted an article last year we’ve just stumbled across that definitely gets our stomachs rumbling: Here’s How To Eat Everything You’ve Ever Wanted … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Nihon Eiho (日本泳法)

When I lived in Japan, I rediscovered my love of swimming. Tom Baker of Tokyo Tom Baker, also a swimmer, recently posted about his discovery of Nihon Eihô (日本泳法), Japanese swimming techniques: Not long ago, a member of my sports club noticed … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: New Year’s Greetings from Early 20th-Century Japan

Still coming out of your New Year’s haze? I know I am! Here’s a quickie Fun Link Friday– a set of turn-of-the-20th-century Japanese postcards from the collection of U.S. postcard collector Ken Reed first blogged about at Collector’s Weekly. The aesthetic … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Koi sushi

Happy New Year, everyone! While you’re making your resolutions and reflecting on how to make this the best 2016 ever, don’t forget to treat yourself to some delicious food! I bookmarked this amazing sushi from Earthables earlier in the year … Continue reading

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