Tag Archives: Japanese culture

Fun Link Friday: Fortune kitties

Fortune cookies? Forget it! Fortune kitties are where it’s at now. Better known as “Hide-and-Seek Kitty Candies,” Dose recently let us know about these little treasures produced by the Felissimo Chou Club, which change their hidden kitties regularly so you can … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability

Spectacular Accumulation: Material Culture, Tokugawa Ieyasu, and Samurai Sociability was published by the University of Hawaii Press in January of 2016. The book is based on a decade of research into the documentary and material evidence from sixteenth- and seventeenth-century … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Anatomical illustrations of Japanese Folk Monsters

Japan loves its ghost stories, and it especially loves the huge variety of supernatural creatures that feature in them. From handscrolls to ukiyo-e prints, artists have been bringing the spooky to life for centuries. This week’s Fun Link Friday is … Continue reading

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Funding: Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation Fellowship

We are happy to announce that the Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation now accepts applications for fellowships at Leiden University’s Asian Library. All information can be found on the website at  http://library.leiden.edu/special-collections/scaliger-institute/research/isaac-alfred-ailion-fellowship.html The closing date for applying for the Isaac Alfred … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creature of Japanese Folklore

  The Book of Yokai: Mysterious Creature of Japanese Folklore Michael Dylan Foster; with original illustrations by Shinonome Kijin University of California Press, 2015 http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520271029 This monograph introduces yokai in a style that is intended to be accessible to students … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Nihon Eiho (日本泳法)

When I lived in Japan, I rediscovered my love of swimming. Tom Baker of Tokyo Tom Baker, also a swimmer, recently posted about his discovery of Nihon Eihô (日本泳法), Japanese swimming techniques: Not long ago, a member of my sports club noticed … Continue reading

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Call For Papers: International Communication Association Preconference Panel on Women and Fan Cultures

Dear all, We are seeking members for a 4-5 person panel on Women and Fan Cultures in Japan at the International Communication Association Preconference (Communicating with Cool Japan: New International Perspectives on Japanese Popular Culture) on June 8th, 2016, hosted by Waseda University. … Continue reading

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