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Fun Link Friday: Videos of Japan’s Traditional Artisans

Maybe it’s because of my research, maybe because I love art, or maybe because making things with your hands is so dang cool, but I am totally obsessed with a YouTube playlist recently highlighted by Open Culture on production processes … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Rocks with Faces

Sorry for the lag in Fun Link Fridays lately, everybody! Last weekend I was traveling to Chicago to present at a workshop on The Impact of the Digital on Japanese Studies (more to come on Japanese Studies and digital humanities soon!). … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Amezaiku

The self-taught Japanese artist carves, sculpts and paints delicate lollipops into intricate edible sculptures. Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Hypnotic gifs of Japanese joinery

Studying artisans, I’m a little biased in just how cool I find today’s Fun Link Friday, but a friend passed this link along and I couldn’t resist. de zeen recently posted a series of simple yet stunning gifs of Japanese joinery … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Art of Tea? Kengo Kuma’s $80K Silver Tea Set

Most people associate tea bowls and tea utensils with rustic, austere aesthetics– earthenware bowls (sometimes cracked and/or repaired) and inherited kettles, objects that carry with them a long history of ownership and use. So what does one make of the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: 100-Year-Old Glass Plates in an Abandoned Japanese Home

Many people in Japan are big fans of haikyo, literally meaning “ruins,” but more broadly meaning the exploration of abandoned sites in Japanese cities of countrysides. There’s even entire sites dedicated to it! One recent article I came across on PetaPixel was … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese Pronouns

Still working through the international move and accompanying jetlag– sorry for lack of Fun Link Fridays lately! Here’s a quickie fun link for the linguistic nerds among us! Sure, if you’ve studied Japanese you know some of the basic pronouns … Continue reading

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