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Fun Link Friday: Japan’s Cherry Blossoms in Years Gone By

Have the sakura bloomed where you are yet? Whether you’re still waiting on them or they’ve come and gone, check out this retrospective from The Wall Street Journal of cherry blossom and hanami photos from 1955 on.

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Fun Link Friday: the art of kintsugi

While many people might think of a broken bowl or cracked ceramic pieces as beyond repair and having lost their beauty as perfect objects, other see opportunity for a different kind of aesthetic. Colossal featured an article last year on kintsugi 金継ぎ, or “gold joinery,” which … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Home-for-All in Soma

Here’s a positive story about reconstruction in Soma to end our week. Four years ago a devastating earthquake and tsunami destroyed 250,000 homes in the Tohoku region of Japan. In the wake of the tragedy, architect Toyo Ito established Home-for-All, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: A Playlist of Music in Haruki Murakami’s Novels

For fans of novelist Murakami Haruki, check out this article on the music in his novels and the linked playlists of music appearing in his works. (More than just “Norwegian Wood”!) At times, reading Murakami’s work can feel like flipping … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Town that Inspired Spirited Away’s Food

If you love the cinematic meals of Studio Ghibli, head over to Munchies for a tour of Jiufen, Taiwan, the town that inspired the iconic food scenes of Spirited Away. The side-by-side comparison shots are a wonderful addition to the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: “Ghibli Land”

As much as I’m against Disneyfication and as much as I love Baudrillard’s work on simulacra and theme parks, I would totally visit “Ghibli Land” as imagined by artist TAKUMI. Check out his Facebook page here and the Spoon & … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Star Wars at the Sapporo Snow Festival

If you’ve already seen the pictures of the Star Wars sculpture at the 2015 Sapporo Snow Festival, head over to the official page and check out the images of how it was built over the course of a month. Click … Continue reading

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