The Great Hokusai – Why do We Still Obsess over that Japanese Wave Painting ?

 Posted by on 2017-04-15 at 22:39  art, history, japan, philosophy, Reblog, tokyo  Comments Off on The Great Hokusai – Why do We Still Obsess over that Japanese Wave Painting ?
Apr 152017
 


One of the most immediately recognized artworks, Japanese wave painting Under The Great Wave off Kanagawa has been shaking up the art world for two centuries and continues to stay in the center of focus of contemporary visual arts and design.

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Hayao Miyazaki is Stepping Out of Retirement for One Final Film

 Posted by on 2016-11-13 at 17:14  animation, anime, art, film, japan, movies, Reblog  Comments Off on Hayao Miyazaki is Stepping Out of Retirement for One Final Film
Nov 132016
 

You can’t keep Hayao Miyazaki away from what he loves. The celebrated anime director announced during a television special that he wants to come out of retirement to turn his 20-year pet project into a full-length animated feature.

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True meaning of Ichiro even greater than 3,000-hit milestone

 Posted by on 2016-08-08 at 01:21  baseball, ichiro, japan, mlb, Reblog, sports  Comments Off on True meaning of Ichiro even greater than 3,000-hit milestone
Aug 082016
 


There were a lot of people in Japan who awoke early April 2, 2001, with a mix of anticipation and wonder as they watched new Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki’s first game in the major leagues. Ichiro was hitless after three at-bats.

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The Religious Cult Secretly Running Japan

 Posted by on 2016-07-10 at 00:28  government, history, japan, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on The Religious Cult Secretly Running Japan
Jul 102016
 

The group is called Nippon Kaigi (Japan Conference) and is ostensibly run by Tadae Takubo, a former journalist turned political scientist. It only has 38,000 members, but like many an exclusive club, or sect, it wields tremendous political influence.

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Ghost in the Shell and anime’s troubled history with representation

 Posted by on 2016-05-09 at 20:59  animation, anime, cinema, film, ghost in the shell, hollywood, japan, movies, race, Reblog, whitewashing  Comments Off on Ghost in the Shell and anime’s troubled history with representation
May 092016
 

In January of 2015, it was announced that Scarlett Johansson would star as Major Motoko Kusanagi in Paramount’s live-action adaptation of the beloved anime and manga franchise Ghost in the Shell.

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Take a tour of Tokyo’s crazy Akihabara Electric Town and massive Yodobashi Camera (pictures)

 Posted by on 2016-05-01 at 01:53  japan, Reblog, tokyo  Comments Off on Take a tour of Tokyo’s crazy Akihabara Electric Town and massive Yodobashi Camera (pictures)
May 012016
 

Roku has the most apps, the simplest interface and the best search, making it CNET’s favorite way to stream Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO and all the rest.

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10 Reasons Why You’re Going to Love Tokyo

 Posted by on 2016-04-14 at 18:12  japan, Reblog, tokyo, travel  Comments Off on 10 Reasons Why You’re Going to Love Tokyo
Apr 142016
 

It’s one of the world’s most interesting cities Tokyo is the kind of town that makes even the most dynamic North American metropolis seem slightly more exciting than Saskatoon. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is. New York has Times Square.

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