Tag Archives: fun link friday

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

Posted in culture, fun links | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fun Link Friday: Bamboo art and design

A quickie fun link this week! The New York Times recently did an article highlighting a current exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on bamboo art that looks absolutely stunning. As the Met site states: Featuring works of Japanese … Continue reading

Posted in culture, fun links | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fun Link Friday: Robotic Fish

Although I’m quite late to the game on this one, on Twitter I stumbled across video of robotic fish developed in Japan and promptly ended up down a rabbit hole searching for video after video of these adorable and bizarre … Continue reading

Posted in culture, fun links | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fun Link Friday: Cultural Icon Kokeshi

Kokeshi (こけし) are a kind of traditional Japanese doll, typically created from a single block of wood with a long, cylindrical body and bulbous head. Although their origins are not known, you’ll find them as a staple in souvenir shops in … Continue reading

Posted in culture, fun links, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fun Link Friday: Twin Peaks Bento

Let’s learn how to make a Twin-Peaks themed bento with Twin Peaks star Kyle Maclachlan! Did you know that Twin Peaks was a hit in Japan? Here’s a vintage New York Times article from 1992 about the show’s popularity, and a Food52 article about … Continue reading

Posted in culture, fun links | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Fun Link Friday: Yoisho!

People pulling one of the parade floats at Gion Matsuri back in 2010. Photo by Travis. There sure are a ton of “expressions that appear to be a common part of everyday Japanese life but are not usually taught in … Continue reading

Posted in culture, fun links | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fun Link Friday: Lacquerware of Aizu-Wakamatsu

A quickie fun link this week, given the holiday! You all know I’m a sucker for artisanry, so check out this video that was posted by the Japan Information and Culture Center of the Embassy in DC! It features the … Continue reading

Posted in culture, fun links | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment