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Fun Link Friday: Kuniyoshi Project’s cat prints

The Kuniyoshi Project is a website dedicated to the prints of early modern ukiyo-artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川 国芳). Although the website maintains a simple design, there must be hundreds of fantastic prints available to view, along with descriptions of their content … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Folk Legends from Tono: Japan’s Spirits, Deities, and Phantastic Creatures

Legends Collected by Yanagita Kunio & Sasaki Kizen Translated and Edited by Ronald A. Morse Illustrated by Marjorie C. Leggitt Paperback: 176 pages Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 5, 2015) ISBN-10: 144224822X ISBN-13: 978-1442248229 BOOK BACKGROUND INFORMATION It is … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Use Sushi Covers to Make Your Suitcase Stand Out!

Ever accidentally grab the wrong suitcase at the Baggage Claim, or have someone else grab yours? Well, worry no more, because now you can turn your luggage into kaiten zushi. Isn’t that wonderful? New and available from PARCO for just … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: A Cultural History of Translation in Early Modern Japan

The translation of texts has played a formative role in Japan’s history of cultural exchange as well as the development of literature, and indigenous legal and religious systems. This is the first book of its kind, however, to offer a … Continue reading

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Resource: Brower Fund Collection of karuta cards

A quickie digital resource for you all today! In case you’re crazy about playing the karuta card game or just the Hyakunin isshū poetry compositions, you might be interested in these public-use images from the University of Michigan’s Brower Fund … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Spinning tops

As many long-time followers know, a colleague and I have been working on a digital archive related to 江戸独楽 (Edo goma), or Edo-style spinning tops. Hand-crafted tops are thought to have a history in Japan dating back to at least the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Life in Lego

Last week we featured a Fun Link Friday of Suntory Whisky’s advertising through manufacturing high-tech 3-D ice cubes of fantastic things like the Golden Pavilion or Godzilla, but sometimes you need to appreciate the low-tech options, too. :) At the … Continue reading

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