Japanapalooza

Nagoya Movie Theater Moves Into the 4th Dimension

If you have grown increasingly bored with only three dimensions at your local movie theater, get ready to rock and roll as 4DX technology catapults you into the fourth dimension … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hiroki and Andrew Communicate Badly

If you’re looking for a good way to get a feel for what it’s like to live in Japan, I’ve got a great podcast for you. When my Emmy-award winning … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Death Factories on Rabbit Island

Okunoshima is a small island in the Inland Sea. It is known as Rabbit Island because it is home to hundreds of cute little bunny rabbits, and has become a … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Photo Studio: Japanese Dolls Haunt Temple Ruins

Nothing is worse for a parent than to lose a child. In Japan, when a child dies, the parents will sometimes take their lost child’s favorite doll to a temple … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Yuichiro Miura is Going for the Record!

If you’re a guy whose idea of physical activity is walking between the refrigerator and the sofa every day, allow me to introduce you to Yuichiro Miura. He is 80 … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 10 Comments

And Now For Something Really Creepy…

Baby demon mummy at Rakanji temple – via The Bizarre One of the things Japan is known for is its love of cuteness. Hello Kitty, for example, is just the … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Art Gallery: Thirty-Six NEW Views of Mount Fuji

Image: Highway Fuji, by Seisai One of the more famous series of Japanese paintings is Katsushika Hokusai‚Äôs Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. It is a series of large woodblock prints … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 1 Comment
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