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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: Portraits of samurai

I’ve been majorly guilty of neglecting our Fun Link Friday posts, being busy this last month running the medieval komonjo workshop here at Michigan, but as the summer winds down I’m starting to catch up on my blogging duties! So … Continue reading

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Resource: The Gail Project: An Okinawan-American Dialogue

Today’s online resource is The Gail Project: An Okinawan-American Dialogue, a collaborative public history project and exhibition that addresses the fascinating history of Okinawan-American relations in the years following World War II. Based out of the University of California, Santa … Continue reading

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Resource: Metadatabase of Japanese Old Photographs in Bakumatsu-Meiji Period

Nagasaki University Library maintains a collection of Japanese photographs from the Bakumatsu (1853 and 1867) and Meiji (1868-1912) periods that represent some of the earliest photographs of Japan as it transitioned from the Tokugawa shogunate to the Meiji state. Holding … Continue reading

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Resource: Dietrich Seckel’s Photo Archive (1936-1942)

Those interested in everyday life in Japan during World War II may be interested in the University of Heidelberg’s digital archive of photographs by German art historian Dietrich Seckel. Credited as one of the leading figures in establishing art historical … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Jomon-pattern tattoos

Thanks to Corey Noxon over at ArcheoJapan, I became aware of an exhibit that was reported on back in 2016 connected to both ancient culture and traditions in the archipelago and modern tattoo practice. A collaborative project between the well-known tattoo … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Samurai Tradition in Modern Photography

All over Japan, cities, towns, and villages seek to capture their traditions in a variety of ways. Whether it is promoting the local food, celebrating a local festival, or just remembering the deep traditions and past that are a part … Continue reading

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