Category Archives: Japan

Go sightseeing in Japan, right on YouTube · Global Voices

Have you always wanted to visit Japan, but just haven’t had the chance? Perhaps you don’t have the time, or a plane ticket (and everything else about taking a vacation) is just too expensive. Not to worry — YouTube channel … Continue reading

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Special Ghibli Exhibition in Kobe — Project Kobe

Japanese Architecture in Animation: From the Films of Studio Ghibli exhibition The Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum located near Shin Kobe Station is holding a special exhibition showcasing the traditional Japanese architecture in the classic Studio Ghibli films. It will feature … Continue reading

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Japanese-Designed Public Restrooms in the Shape of Fish, Crabs, Tree Stumps – Colossal

Flickr user and photographer Okinawa Soba (Rob) has been documenting the obscure designs of public restroom facilities on the Japanese island of Okinawa for the last six years. Rob has lived on the island, which is home to 1.3 million residents, for nearly … Continue reading

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Japanese university student wows Twitter with unique shoji paper sliding door calendar

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as punching out the days on these traditional paper doors. Source: Japanese university student wows Twitter with unique shoji paper sliding door calendar

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Japanese Tip: An Exhibition of 8,000 Chopstick Sleeve Sculptures Left Behind at Restaurants

Yuki Tatsumi was working as a waiter in a restaurant when one day, as he was cleaning up a table, he noticed that a customer had intricately folded up the paper chopstick sleeve and left it behind. Japan doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Dekotora: Photographer highlights ‘decorated truck’ culture in Japan | Creative Boom

Source: Dekotora: Photographer highlights ‘decorated truck’ culture in Japan | Creative Boom

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Snow Covered Vending Machines Illuminate a Frozen Hokkaido | Colossal

There are over five and a half million vending machines across Japan which sell a variety of merchandise from soda and cigarettes, to fresh eggs and flowers. These machines are not only scattered within the large city centers of the … Continue reading

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BBC – Earth – Watch ‘sacred’ deer bow for a treat

Hundreds of sika deer roam freely in the Japanese city of Nara where they are considered a national treasure Source: BBC – Earth – Watch ‘sacred’ deer bow for a treat

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