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March 2015

Beautiful Destruction: 11 Gorgeous Geologic Maps of Volcanoes | WIRED

IT'S NOT ALWAYS obvious what it is that scientists find beautiful about a graph, microscope slide, soil sample or some other aspect of their work. It just looks like numbers, blobs or dirt to the rest of us. But sometimes a scientific result or product is so visually appealing, anyone would want to hang it on their wall as art.

Sri | Sri

Sri is a by-appointment textile gallery specializing in antique Japanese folk textiles, highlighting the indigo dyed cotton fabrics and boro--or patched and mended--textiles of old Japan.

Foreign Japanese Sweets - Moé Takemura

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Cookbook "Foreign Japanese Sweets" shows beginners how to make Japanese traditional desserts using ingredients available in Western countries.

boro – the fabric of life

Mottainai and boro boro are two terms in Japanese philosophy which seem to perfectly contextualise Boro: The Fabric of Life, exhibited at Domaine de Boisbuchet. Mottainai is a term which conveys a deep sense of regret concerning waste whilst the phrase boro boro celebrates the beauty in something frayed, decaying or repaired and provides the exhibition with its title.

February 2015

Tokyo Ohanami - beau livre sur le Japon - Éditions Issekinicho | Editions Issekinicho

Textes, photographies et illustrations : Alexandre Bonnefoy Au Japon, après un hiver long, la floraison des cerisiers marque l’arrivée des beaux jours : c’est le ohanami. L’occasion pour la première fois de l’année de pique-niquer entre amis, en famille ou entre collègues. Deux semaines de toutes les attentions car la pluie et le vent peuvent détruire en quelques heures ces fleurs fragiles.

July 2014

Why the modern bathroom is a wasteful, unhealthy design | Life and style |

Piped water may be the greatest convenience ever known but our sewage systems and bathrooms are a disaster

May 2014

Do you know about Kaodashi-Signboards?

The person and the animal who represents the place are pictured in signboard. As for the signboard, the part of those faces is cut out. You can stick your face trough signboard and take photos.

MIT Visualizing Cultures

These photos of men and women from different walks of life catered to foreign curiosity about the "exotic" Japanese. Most were taken in Beato's studio in Yokohama. Album courtesy of the Smith College Museum of Art.

Photos | Kotodamaya

kaohame 顔ハメ a.k.a. kaodashi kanban 顔出し看板

How Japan Copied American Culture and Made it Better | Travel | Smithsonian

If you’re looking for some of America’s best bourbon, denim and burgers, go to Japan, where designers are re-engineering our culture in loving detail

April 2014

Japon: beauté des cerisiers en fleurs, douleur du rhume des foins - 02/04/2014 - La Nouvelle République

Les yeux en pleurs, le nez qui coule, la toux, les allergiques au pollen sont prêts à n'importe quoi pour abréger leur calvaire printanier qui prend à Tokyo des proportions exceptionnelles. Les seuls à se réjouir: les marchands de remèdes, plus ou moins sérieux.

March 2014

Koe (声) - A JRPG with Japanese at the core of gameplay by Jitesh Rawal — Kickstarter

Koe is an introduction to the Japanese language in a game reminiscent of traditional JRPGs like Final Fantasy and Pokemon.

Manipulative cherry blossoms: Okurie by Yosuke Tan « Ebb & Flow

Cherry blossoms beckoning in a soft sepia glow… the emptiness of the space and the stillness of the air bestows the photo with comforting nostalgia.

February 2014

January 2014

Hand coloured photographs of 19th century Japan | The Public Domain Review

A selection from a series of 42 hand coloured albumine prints – a process which used the albumen found in egg whites to bind the photographic chemicals to the paper – taken around 1880. The presence of the pictures in the Dutch National Archieff reflects a long relationship between Japan and the Netherlands, the result of an exclusive commercial relationship that would last for more than two centuries (1641-1855).

Midnight Eye - Visions of Japanese cinema - interviews, features, film reviews, book reviews, calendar of events, links and more...

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Midnight Eye is an entirely non-commercial, non-profit initiative created and maintained by: Tom Mes - editor Jasper Sharp - editor Martin Mes - design and programming Nicholas Rucka - U.S. correspondent

October 2013

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? | World news | The Observer

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she did "all the usual things" like tying people up and dripping hot wax on their nipples. Her work today, she says, is far more challenging. Aoyama, 52, is trying to cure what Japan's media calls sekkusu shinai shokogun, or "celibacy syndrome".

September 2013

The Samurai Archives Japanese History Page

Welcome to the Samurai Archives, an on-going effort to create an extensive database on the Internet for all interested in this fascinating piece of human history. This page deals with the military aspects of Old Japan, and as such devotes considerable space to the warriors themselves, along with descriptions of battles and various other 'militant' topics. Yet, given Japan's dynamic history, we could hardly confine ourselves to such a narrow view without diminishing the depth and sheer pagentry of our subject . The heart of the page will continue to be the warriors, but with every effort being made to round out our picture. We have and will continue to make every effort to make sure that the information we post is accurate - and will not hesitate to change any mistakes that come to our attention. Where possible, Japanese sources are used - and even these we endeavor to double-check. Nonetheless, inevitably mistakes will be made or reprinted - readers are heartily encouraged to let us know! Moreover, we would be delighted to answer any questions or just hear from fellow lovers of Japanese history. We do not view history or learning as something to be jealously guarded but rather as a gift to be shared with all who seek it.

Katagami Design Demonstration | Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York

On March 16th, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum hosted a fascinating demonstration of the process of a traditional form of Japanese stencil carving  (katagami) and its use in the technique of resist-dyeing textiles (katazome) at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center in Harlem.

August 2013

June 2013