Shogakukan has just published a book which explains how to peel mandarins creating animal silhouettes. This is a short demonstration video on what you can get by skillfully peeling mandarins: In this website you can read some of the first pages of the book.
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Hayabusa is the name of the first spacecraft that was able to bring a sample of material from an asteroid to our planet. Itokawa is the name of the asteroid in which the Japanese spacecraft took the samples three years ago before coming back to Earth. “Hayabusa” (隼) means “falcon” in Japanese language and was [...]
This road can be found between Nagano and Toyama prefectures in the “Japanese Alps”. The route is known as the Alpen Route and can only be used by cars “sometimes” The area is known for its ski resorts and also for the largest dam in Japan: Kurobe dam. Source: Karapia.livedoor.biz
I found this very interesting image at 2ch that shows in a quite extreme way the evolution of the drawing style of manga since the Edo era (last frame) until nowadays (first frame). The frame of the Edo era is not really manga but you can already see the fundamentals of what the style would [...]
In Twitter Japan, where I’ve been working for the last two years, we are very happy to have surpassed Mixi as the top social network in Japan, according to data provided by Comscore. Mixi has been the market leader for the last decade and is still very popular around here. Graph by Comscore. Follow me [...]
Almost every winter it snows in Tokyo at least a couple of days, leaving some parks and temples unrecognizable. However the most beautiful winters in Japan are not in Tokyo but in the interior of the country, which is totally covered in white creating an idyllic atmosphere that makes you forget that you are in [...]
Suidobashi is one of the historic bridges in Japan that is still preserved nowadays. Suidobashi bridge crosses the river Kanda in downtown Tokyo; in the past it was used by merchants, travelers, warriors and samurai that followed the Tokaido route (that linked the present cities of Tokyo and Kyoto). This is how Suidobashi bridge and [...]