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Fun Link Friday: 2019 Rice Field art at Inakadate

As long-time readers know, each year we showcase the rice paddy art of Inakadate, Aomori Prefecture, which has a long standing tradition of growing multicolored rice to great gigantic rice paddy art! This year the theme is  Oshin「おしん」, a television … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Throw out your garbage!

Some of you may have already seen this instagram account going viral, but it’s too funny to miss out on. An anonymous woman has created, in her own words, “an account uploading things my husband has left around.” Entitled “Throw … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Mapping Ukiyo-e

For those who are interested in the intersection of history, art, and technology, a computer science undergrad (@Cascadesssss on Twitter) has produced an OpenStreetMap plotting nearly 300 ukiyo-e prints according to the locations they represent across Japan’s archipelago. The map … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Moving Paper Designs

Whether inventive takes on origami and paper art in general, our Fun Link Fridays have seen a lot of cool designs! This week we have another oldie but goodie: the work of Nakamura Haruki, who brings movement to his paper … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Digital recoloring of premodern statues

There have been a lot of wonderful articles and even exhibits recently on the importance of acknowledging the color shaped premodern societies as much as our interpretations of them. Although we’re accustomed to seeing classical statues of Greek or Roman … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Cut-paper origami cranes

There’s a lot of cool Japanese artists on Twitter and Instagram that occasionally get reported on in English-language media, but I found this one in my old bookmarks and couldn’t resist bringing it back. An artist who goes by “Uni” … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Miniature Bonsai Sculptures

In the past we’ve featured some neat Friday features on bonsai, like magnetic tree bases for your favorite trees or bonsai in space, and this week there’s even more fun to be had! Forbes recently featured the Japanese artist Takanori Aiba, … Continue reading

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