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
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
What better way to learn textural 擬音語 and 擬態語 than with chocolate? Check out Spoon & Tamago‘s review of design group nendo‘s latest project, Chocolatexture, which features chocolates designed to represent onomatopoeic representations of textures in Japanese, here. I’m rather fond … Continue reading
Ever wonder how and why trains in Japan like the bullet train (shinkansen) are always so efficient and on time? tsunagu Japan recently posted an article explaining just how those super-fast trains always manage to get people where they’re going … Continue reading
If there’s one thing you always need in a chilly Japan winter, it’s ramen. This week Lucky Peach posted a great little article on the regional ramen types of Japan, which is a neat guide to what goes into these … Continue reading
Docomo’s new commercial for their フルLTE has been making the rounds lately. If you missed it, just imagine making 海老フライ as fast as Docomo’s LTE is supposed to be! Watch on YouTube here.
If you’re into quirky notes about language use, and especially if you don’t mind some jargony linguistics writing, Language Log is a great blog co-run by Prof Victor Mair and a bunch of other prominent linguists & scholars. Recent posts … Continue reading