Hilarious: Japanese T-Shirts with catchphrases in ENGRISH

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'Engrish' is a form of English characterized by bad translation from Japanese by someone who is decent at translating vocabulary but has a poor grasp of English grammar. It tends to be a word-by-word literal translation with humorous results for native English speakers. The term 'Engrish' comes from the fact that the Japanese language does not have distinct L and R sounds. They do have a consonant that is roughly somewhere in between these 2 sounds, but whether this translates to L or R in ...  View More
March 13, 2017 Jason

Did Leslie Taylor take the most beautiful photo of Kyoto ?

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The city of Kyoto is no stranger to breathtakingly beautiful scenes. This is due to its many temples and sanctuaries as well as its unmistakable cherry blossoms. But recently one photograph has caught the attention of the internet for just how well he captured the essence of the city in one frozen moment. Leslie Taylor is a travel and landscape photographer based just outside of Tokyo, Japan. He has done professional photographic work for Japanese companies, and his work has been featured in ...  View More
March 9, 2017 Jason

MUKIMONO: Japanese artist Gaku’s carvings on fruits and vegetables

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Japan has a rich tradition of food carving called mukimono. If you’ve ever eaten at a fancy restaurant in Japan you might have found a carrot carved into a bunny, garnishing your plate. But in the hands of Japanese artist Gaku, the art of fruit and vegetable carving is elevated to a new realm of edible creations. One constraint to carving fruits and vegetables is that sometimes you must work fast. The moment a peel is removed, oxidization will start to discolor your artwork. So, depending on ...  View More
March 5, 2017 Tiffany

Blooming cherry blossoms make Kawazu city look like a pink dream

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If you’re sick of winter and ready for spring, head to Shizuoka’s Kawazu City, the host of one of Japan’s earliest cherry blossom festivals. As you might expect, the Kawazu trees aren't your average cherry blossom trees. Known as the Kawazu-zakura, this breed of cherry blossom tree has a reputation of flowering before all others. Another thing that distinguishes the Kawazu-zakura is its incredibly pink hue. You'll notice from photos that the trees in Kawazu have a much stronger ...  View More
February 20, 2017 Jessica

Japanese photographer Ryosuke Takamura photos of his late mother

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"My name is Ryosuke Takamura, I am a street photographer (unposed/unstaged). I live in Fukui which is located on the east coast around the center of Japan's main island. It is a small and quiet place. There are 47 prefectures in Japan, but Fukui is often one of the last prefecture people think of. Fukui is surrounded by a lot of nature, such as mountains, rivers, and sea, which is why it is chosen as one of the most livable prefectures in Japan. Currently, Fukui is facing several issues ...  View More
December 17, 2016 Tiffany

Japanese Twitter user thumb_tani “coin sculptures” defy gravity

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Japanese Twitter user @thumb_tani, aka Tanu, is a master of gravity. He uses Japanese coins of various denominations and stack them in awesomely creative ways. The extreme variations in size and weight between yen coins of different values, plus the fact that the 5-yen and 50-yen pieces have holes in their centers, give @thumb_tani plenty of options to work with when balancing and positioning the components of his creations. He also employ non-coinage elements in his work, including spoons, ...  View More
December 6, 2016 Megan

Watch: Properly sharpened one-dollar knife cuts like samurai sword

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Japanese YouTuber Jun Yoshizuki of Jun's Kitchen decided to turn a dollar-store knife into a sword-like tool. He buys the knife in Japan for 94 cents, brings it home, and starts up a sharpening ritual that would make a samurai proud. When he's done, the results are cutting-edge. Watch in amazement as he effortlessly slices paper, a tomato and, most impressively, a row of plastic water bottles. The key is the multiple sharpening stones he uses, which run about $45-$60 and some of which require ...  View More
December 2, 2016 Joshua

The Japan Chinsekikan museum of curious rocks that look like faces

The city of Chichibu, two hours northwest of Tokyo, is home to one of the quirkiest museums ever. It’s called the "Chinsekikan" ("hall of curious rocks") and it houses over 1700 rocks including 900 jinmenseki ("rock with human face"). Among these, celebrities like rock’n roll legend Elvis Presley or Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. You can even find video game character rocks such as E.T., Donkey Kong or Nemo.  View More
November 15, 2016 Tiffany

Japan McDonald’s restaurants sell hot dogs. It’s called “McHotDog”.

The McHotDog was introduced in japan in 1995 at some Midwestern located stores as a summer item. UK locations sold hot dogs during the late 1990s and as a seasonal menu item in the summer of 2002. Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, and McDonald's locations at Toronto Metro Zoo and SkyDome in Toronto offered hot dogs until 1999. Ray Kroc, McDonald's founder and former CEO, had prohibited the company from selling hot dogs, regardless of potential demand, as he said there's no telling what's inside a hot ...  View More
November 13, 2016 Tiffany

Watch: Japanese painter “Toru” draws 2 portraits simultaneously

Impressive live performance by Japanese painter "Toru" who is able to draw two separate portraits with both of his hands at the same time and they both look brilliant. Many artists, designers and illustrators would probably dream to be ambidextrous since it really helps for productivity but only one percent of people have that skill. Other videos are available on his Instagram account.  View More
November 8, 2016 Tiffany
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