"If you have the feeling that something is wrong, don't be afraid to speak up." - Fred Korematsu. Today is the birthday of the Japanese-American civil rights leader who challenged America's internment camps during WW2.
Badass women samurai were "ready to confront a demon or a god."
The reign of terror is about to end.
From The NY Times- I didn't write it,
but I totes agree.
Japan is not great for vegetarians...
If you haven't read Tonoharu, you should. If you have, then you'll be excited to know that part 3 is finally available!
Check out some badass amezaiku, the art of Japanese glass candy sculpture.
A beautiful look into the process behind some traditional Japanese woodcraft. I had no idea making those patterns could be this complex!
I contributed a short anecdote to this collection of culture shock moments at JapaneseUp, along with other great Japan Bloggers. Check it!
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Really digging these illustrations designed to promote Little Tokyo in Dusseldorf!
They don't make Philadelphia rolls in Japan, anyway.
A bit late to hearing about this sign at the Miyazaki shrine in Hiroshima: "Please don't enter the temple buildings, or go inside the stone barriers. Even if you see a Pokémon inside there, those may not be wild Pokémon, but servants of the gods. Don't try to approach them – instead wait for them to come out."
It's the anniversary of the 3/11 quake and nuclear disaster at Fukushima. From The New Inquiry, here's a story about some ostriches that live there.
Here's a #wikiplaylist about Japanese tool ghosts, the Tsukumogami. Read articles about such horrors as the umbrella ghost, lantern spook, ghost-sandal and tattered futon.
This is a fascinating update on a town that remains evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear crisis.