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Ichi-go ichi-e - Wikipedia
a Japanese four-character idiom (yojijukugo) that describes a cultural concept of treasuring the unrepeatable nature of a moment. The term has been translated as "for this time only," and "once in a lifetime."
japan  culture  tea  language 
3 days ago by ignatz
Naohiko Noguchi Sake Institute
very good sake (website in japanese)
sake  food  drink  japan 
november 2018 by ignatz
Nissin Food offers ‘mystery meat’-themed Rubik’s Cube:The Asahi Shimbun
Showing a tongue-in-cheek recognition of the popularity of its “mystery meat,” Nissin Food Products Co. is offering an exclusive Rubik’s Cube with each of the six faces displaying the seasoned minced pork.
japan  food  meat  failure  aiee 
august 2017 by ignatz
From Somewhere, To Elsewhere - Street Photography Series By Japanese Photographer Yota Yoshida -
As the title indicates, this story takes the simple format of coming from somewhere and heading away elsewhere. As with numerous stories, the beginning and
japan  photography 
april 2017 by ignatz
Ukiyo-e Inspired Manner Posters for Seibu Railway | Spoon & Tamago
subway courtesy posters in the style of classic prints
art  japan 
march 2017 by ignatz
Penguin's Memory
The Sanrio version of The Deer Hunter? Beer commercial sad penguins become Vietnam War film.
suntory  animation  commercials  film  wtf  japan  beer 
january 2016 by ignatz
CM:CANビール 詰め合わせ - YouTube
brutally sad beer commercials from Japan, starring cartoon penguins
youtube  video  commercials  japan  suntory  wtf 
january 2016 by ignatz
▶ "Symphony No.9, Boogie" by Matryomin ensemble "Da" - YouTube
typical performance of orchestral music by mass orchestra of weirdos with theremins
theremin  japan  matryomin  wtf  video  youtube 
january 2014 by ignatz
Yonaguni-jima Kaitei Chikei - Yonaguni Monument | Atlas Obscura
"Japanese Atlantis" is probably geological formation. Appears lovecraftian.
japan  lovecraft  geology  mysteries 
november 2013 by ignatz
Anus Analyzer
Careful graphing of anal compatibility by first name.
sex  failure  japan  wtf  sodomy 
november 2013 by ignatz
AMKK(東 信、花樹研究所)
art mostly with plants, amazing stuff
art  japan 
december 2012 by ignatz
Harajuku 24 Jikan (1980) - YouTube
NHK documentary "Harajuku 24 Jikan" (1980) about Japanese pop culture kids
video  japan  1980  popculture  documentary  tv 
july 2012 by ignatz
Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown | FRONTLINE | PBS
good in depth documentary about the fukushima reactor after 3/11
japan  documentary  fukushima  311  nuclear  disaster 
march 2012 by ignatz
stomaster: Wisteria Tunnel
Photos of the Kawachi Fuji Garden. Wisteria tunnel is amazing.
photography  gardens  japan  flowers 
february 2012 by ignatz
Mrs Tsk *
Just south of Osaka Zoo is Tobita Shinchi, Japan’s largest prostitution district.
japan  sex  prostitution  photography 
december 2011 by ignatz
Haruki Murakami : As an Unrealistic Dreamer (English translation) « Senrinomichi 千里の道
Haruki Murakami’s acceptance speech on receiving the Catalunya International Prize 2011
murakami  writers  japan  tohoku 
august 2011 by ignatz
Max Hodges Photography
well-shot set of photos of the japan disaster
japan  disaster  photos 
march 2011 by ignatz
What we know, and don't know, about Japan's reactors
Panel of MIT nuclear engineers aims for clarity about the state of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
japan  nuclear  disaster  MIT  science  physics 
march 2011 by ignatz
good photosets here
japan  photos  tokyo 
august 2010 by ignatz
Chindogu or Not?
Useless Japanese invention, or malarkey? You decide.
ha  design  japan  chindogu 
february 2009 by ignatz
Truck Yarou
the first in Toei's enormously popular and successful Truck Yarou series (10 films total). Toei created the series to exploit the "art truck"/"dekotora" (decoration truck) subculture.
yow  70s  film  trucks  japan  fads 
january 2009 by ignatz
Masami Teraoka's Art Theatre
Fascinating modern versions of classic japanese print styles
art  teraoka  masamiteraoka  japan  japanese-american  ukiyo-e  losangeles  california  artists 
april 2007 by ignatz
Huis Ten Bosch - English
Dutch village inexplicably in Japan.
japan  oddities  dutch  cities  themeparks  wtf 
september 2006 by ignatz
Pink Tentacle: Stew for 30,000
1.2 tons of beef, 3500 blocks of konnyaku, 3 tons of taro, wafer thin mint, backhoe
backhoe  food  excess  japan  japanesefood  yams  taro 
september 2006 by ignatz
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