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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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Anatomical Fish Zip Bags by Japanese Designer Keiko Otsuhata | Colossal

Japanese designer Keiko Otsuhata has brought a new dimension to the popularity of fish as food by turning the sea creature into a functional-out-of-water zip bag. In Japan, fried fish (especially mackerel) is often seen on bar menus, and is prepared by … Continue reading

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Magnificent Photographs of Japan’s Summer Firework Festivals | Colossal

Summer in Japan means colorful explosions in the sky, where some 200 firework festivals called “hanabi taikai” are held across the country in July and August, a tradition that dates back to the early 18th century. At many events, pyrotechnicians … Continue reading

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Manga Illustrations by Ilustrata Design

Hand illustrations combining retro Japanese culture and modern technology by Brazil-based design studio Ilustrata Design. Source: Manga Illustrations by Ilustrata Design

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Unendurable Line: A Fun Short Film Tracks the Movement of Everyday Objects as a Real-Time Graph | Colossal

There’s simply no compelling way to describe this unusual short film from director Daihei Shibata which attempts to plot the movement of everyday objects such as a light switch or a spring as a real-time graph. Sibata explains this as … Continue reading

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Unusual Selfies by Izumi Miyazaki

These ongoing self-portraits by Japanese photographer Izumi Miyazaki are somewhat surreal and not the usual selfies you see on the internet. Source: Unusual Selfies by Izumi Miyazaki

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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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How To Live To 100, According To Science

By 2050, the UN estimates that as many as 3.2 million people will live to 100 compared to 316,000 in 2011. Also, a 2013 study from the University of Massachusetts found that 25 year olds today can … Source: How … Continue reading

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A Starbucks Inside a 100-Year-Old Converted Teahouse in Kyoto

Situated along the historic Ninenzaka street in Kyoto, this new Starbucks, which opened on June 30, is located inside a 100-year-old converted Japanese teahouse where visitors can remove their shoes and sit on tatami mats on the 2nd floor of … Continue reading

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