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Fun Link Friday: Eiji Ohashi’s lonely vending machines

This week is just a quick fun link– a CNN feature on the photographer Eiji Ohashi, who has spent years photographing vending machines that often stand alone in Japan’s most isolated places. Travelers unfamiliar with Japan are often shocked by … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Small Worlds Tokyo

If lately you’ve just been feeling insignificant compared to the vastness of the universe, maybe you need to plan on booking a trip to Small Worlds Tokyo, which is set to open next spring. Planned as the world’s largest diorama … 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: Roman Coins Found in Ryukyu Castle

For our archeology and history enthusiasts: Okinawa was a historical trade hub, and recently ten ancient coins, including several from the Roman and Ottoman empires, were excavated in Katsuren Castle, Uruma, Okinawa. “We don’t think that there is a direct link … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Halloween Bento Roundup

Work has been a bit hectic lately, so a proper search for new Halloween bento in 2016 didn’t get underway, but in case you’re feeling both hungry and spooky, here’s some quick links to our past reports on Halloween-themed bento! Happy … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Nihonoranda.com

For today’s Fun Link Friday, Nihonoranda.com, a beautiful website centered on a map of nearly 191 Dutch-related sites, events, and organizations in Japan. Organized by the Embassy & Consulates of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan, the site integrates … Continue reading

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