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Fun Link Friday: Kuniyoshi Project’s cat prints

The Kuniyoshi Project is a website dedicated to the prints of early modern ukiyo-artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川 国芳). Although the website maintains a simple design, there must be hundreds of fantastic prints available to view, along with descriptions of their content … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Useful Japanese stationery

If you’re anything like me, you wander Japanese stationery stores like a treasure room. As the Japanese semester comes to an end and I frantically finish my work, I’m wondering how I could have been more efficient or snazzy in … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Use Sushi Covers to Make Your Suitcase Stand Out!

Ever accidentally grab the wrong suitcase at the Baggage Claim, or have someone else grab yours? Well, worry no more, because now you can turn your luggage into kaiten zushi. Isn’t that wonderful? New and available from PARCO for just … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Yaskawa Bushido Project

Samurai and robots, man versus machine. Some of popular culture’s favorite themes come together in this week’s fun link, featured on Spoon & Tamago. MOTOMAN-MH24, more of a giant robotic arm than a robotic man, was given the task of analyzing … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Sushi bath towels

Summer is upon us! If you’re not in Japan getting pummeled by the early days of the rainy season, that is. So get your sunblock out and your bath towels ready. If you’re lucky, they’ll be towels designed ingeniously to … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Dahl’s Japan

With apologies for getting political, I just came across these English-language political cartoons from the Japan Times, and (if you are politically aligned with their positions) they are just wonderful. As his bio on the Japan Times website says, “Roger … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Nanjyamonjya

For those interested in botany, check out this unusual tree on San’in Monogatari: It’s mid-May around Matsue Castle, as spring is practically running to summer now. First there were plum blossoms, then came camellia, then cherry blossoms, then azalea and … Continue reading

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