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Fun Link Friday: Laser-cut Stationery Surprises

Although this is old news by internet standards, This is Colossal posted last week about a new memo pad produced by the Japanese company Triad that reveals hidden architectural features or objects as you use up your everyday notes. Called … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Traditional Indigo Dyeing

A quickie Fun Link Friday today for those of you slogging your way back from the holidays! Great Big Story recently posted a video on traditional indigo dyeing in Japanese culture. Did you know that indigo is fire-retardant? Or even … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Tsumami Zaiku/Kanzashi crafts

Ever wonder how your tiny flower or animal ornament omiyage in Japan are made? The art of tsumami zaiku  or tsumami kanzashi, in which a person carefully folds and glues tiny squares of cloth into elegant designs dates back to the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Newspaper Animal Sculptures by Chie Hitotsuyama

Who says the age of newspapers is over? Artist Chie Hitotsuyama has certainly found a good use for them! She creates masterful, incredibly realistic sculptures of animals and people using primarily rolled up newspapers. The effect of carefully manipulating sections … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Haiku Contest!

A quickie fun link for those haiku (and tea!) lovers out there. The well-known tea company Oi Ocha is hosting a “new haiku” contest that is open from now through February 28. All ages and nationalities are welcome to submit … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Learning the Language of Crows

As if crows weren’t terrifying enough around the world (and especially in Japan, where they are basically the size of small dogs), new studies are taking our interactions with them to the next level. Recently highlighted in an NHK World video, researcher … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Rice Paddy Art of 2017

The fall is upon us! And it seems we missed the peak period of rice paddy art for this year in Inakadate. 😦 But never fear! There are still photos on the internet of the fabulous pieces of art rice … Continue reading

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