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Fun Link Friday: Early Sound & Video Footage of Japan

This week is a quick Fun Link Friday, as I don’t have much info on the origins of these audiovisual materials. These videos have been making their rounds lately, and so far as I can tell people have taken them … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Hatching eggs outside of shells

A quickie fun link this week– recently Japanese high schoolers demonstrated a fascinating technique of hatching chickens from eggs without the shells. This special kind of incubation allows students (and scientists!) the ability to watch the progression of the embryonic … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: A history of Japan

If you have two eyes, know someone who knows something about Japan, and are on the internet, you have probably already been linked to this viral video that’s made the rounds in the last couple days. A 9-minute summary of … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Crochet yourself a delicious meal

Japan is famous for its obsession with fake food, but step outside your plastic comfort zone and get your crochet needle ready for this delicious looking bowl of fake ramen, brought to you with a full “how to” by Youtube … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: Japan Media Arts Festival 2014

Via Art Radar. Deadline: Sept. 12, 2013 The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of MediaArts (=Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works in the four divisions of Art, Entertainment,Animation, and Manga, as well as providing a platform for … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Amezaiku Candy Sculpting

Today’s fun link is a video featuring the craft of amezaiku, or candy-sculpting, featured on Iromegane as part of the blog’s feature on shokunin, craftspeople. Juji Kurihara writes, Today’s Shokunin (職人/ maestro) is a candy craftsman. 飴細工 (Amezaiku / candy sculpting) came to Japan in Heian period (平安時代/794-1192), precisely in … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Todaiji Recreated with LEGOs, Pop-Up Style

While many of us cherish our Nanoblock replicas of Tokyo Tower and Shirakawa-go, LEGO-builder Tapalz recreates Japanese historical buildings on a far larger and more complicated scale: his models fold into a neat case and “pop up” like pictures in … Continue reading

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