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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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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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Fun Link Friday: Useful Japanese stationery

If you’re anything like me, you wander Japanese stationery stores like a treasure room. As the Japanese semester comes to an end and I frantically finish my work, I’m wondering how I could have been more efficient or snazzy in … 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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Fun Link Friday: Yaskawa Bushido Project

Samurai and robots, man versus machine. Some of popular culture’s favorite themes come together in this week’s fun link, featured on Spoon & Tamago. MOTOMAN-MH24, more of a giant robotic arm than a robotic man, was given the task of analyzing … Continue reading

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