Tag: japan

Apr 16, 2015

Art Students in Japan Made a Giant Cat Head and it’s Glorious

Art Students in Japan Made a Giant Cat Head and it’s Glorious

A group of students at the Japan School of Wool Art have created a startlingly realistic, gigantic wool felt cat head that can be worn as a mask. The project was led by the students’ art teacher, Housetu Sato. The head will be on display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum from April 18-23,…

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Apr 4, 2015

This Series of Japanese Businessmen Jumping Beside their Daughters is Perfect

This Series of Japanese Businessmen Jumping Beside their Daughters is Perfect

Photographer Yuki Aoyama recently published her series of Japanese businessmen jumping beside their daughters into a 109-page photo book now available on Amazon Japan. According to Spoon & Tamago, the younger generation slyly refer to these ‘salarymen’ as Ossan aka boring old men. In a series of creative portraits, Aoyama challenges the notion, with…

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Mar 26, 2015

After Fukushima this Town was Abandoned but One Man Returned to Care for the Animals

After Fukushima this Town was Abandoned but One Man Returned to Care for the Animals

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster of March 2011, an exclusion zone was established and everyone within a 20 km (12 mile) radius was ordered to evacuate. Tomioka, a community of 16,000 people, was located inside the exclusion zone, a mere 13 km (8 mi) from Fukushima. The entire town was abandoned as people fled…

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Mar 3, 2015

How To Make a Dumpling in 3 Seconds

How To Make a Dumpling in 3 Seconds

From the people who brought you, “fried shrimp in three seconds flat“, comes high velocity dumplings in an even more ambitious and elaborate setup. The live action demonstrations are spots for Japanese telecom, Docomo, as a memorable way to tout their high-speed LTE cellular network. I wonder what the next food will be? …

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Feb 21, 2015

Inside Japan’s Automated, Underground Bike Lockers

Inside Japan’s Automated, Underground Bike Lockers

Bikes are amazing modes of transportation for your health and the environment. However, in high-traffic pedestrian areas bikes can also take up a lot of space; which is why Japan has developed an innovative underground bike locker system that safely stores your bike and protects it from bad weather while keeping the pedestrian areas…

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Feb 16, 2015

Japanese Army Brigade Builds 50 ft Vader Out of Snow

Japanese Army Brigade Builds 50 ft Vader Out of Snow

Members of the 11th Brigade of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force have built an incredible, 50 ft (15 m) tall and 75 ft (23 m) wide, Star Wars snow sculpture of Darth Vader along with some Stormstroopers, TIE fighters and the Death Star. The sculpture was created for the annual Sapporo Snow Festival and…

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Feb 10, 2015

So Apparently There’s a Fox Sanctuary in Japan

So Apparently There’s a Fox Sanctuary in Japan

In the mountains near Shiroishi, Japan you will find Zao Fox Village where nearly 100 foxes freely roam. Located in the Miyagi Prefecture, the fox village consists of a wide variety of structures, houses and objects (including statues and a Shinto shrine) for the foxes to climb, explore and rest. Photograph above by @_moke_x2…

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Jan 22, 2015

Picture of the Day: The Tokyo Metropolis from Above

Picture of the Day: The Tokyo Metropolis from Above

Photograph by Panic_Switch Flickr | Picsurge | Reddit Seen here is the sprawling metropolis of Tokyo. One of the 47 prefectures of Japan, Tokyo is the country’s capital and the Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world; home to nearly 37 million people. The photo was taken by reddit…

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Dec 19, 2014

See Why this Cat Was Named the “Most Awful Sleeping Face” in Japan

See Why this Cat Was Named the “Most Awful Sleeping Face” in Japan

Meet Setsu-Chan, an adorable cat who according to several Japanese publications, was recently given the title of “Most Awful Sleeping Face” in Japan. The title of course is in good fun, as the cat is clearly cute and very popular with fans as she has nearly 60,000 ardent followers on Twitter. The cat’s surging…

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Dec 1, 2014

Fried Shrimp in Three Seconds Flat

Fried Shrimp in Three Seconds Flat

Meanwhile in Japan, the most metal way to make fried shrimp ever. The live action demonstration was a spot for Japanese telecom Docomo as a memorable way to tout their high-speed LTE cellular network. No CG was used in the making of this video.

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