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Ultraman at JR Stations

Por kirai el 24 de February de 2015 en Various

Today I found this Ultraman statue at Shinbashi station in the Yamanote line. Next to the statue there was a stand where you can get a stamp to certify that you have found the statue. It seems that it is a promotion to collect the Ultraman characters stamps. If you manage to get all the […]

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Giant Star Wars Statue in Sapporo

Por kirai el 23 de February de 2015 en Various

This year one of the most popular statues at Yuki Matsuri in Sapporo has been the following statue with Storm Troopers, Darth Vader and a Tie Fighter. Amazing!

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Fox Village

Por kirai el 22 de February de 2015 en Various

Until today I knew about rabbit island and cat island but I didn’t know about a small village in Miyagi prefecture where there are more than one hundred foxes walking around the streets, parks and temples. I have immediately added the village to the places I should visit in Miyagi. The following photos were taken […]

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Rabbit Island

Por kirai el 14 de September de 2014 en Various

Okunoshima is an island similar to Tashirojima, the difference being that instead of being full of cute cats it is invaded by rabbits. According to Treehugger it is an island were chemical weapons were produced during Second World War. Nowadays there’s no industry in the island anymore and there’s not many people living there. There […]

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Street Cleaner Superhero

Por kirai el 03 de September de 2014 en Various

Mangetsu-man (Full Moon Man) is a superhero that every Tuesday sweeps the streets in the Nihonbashi district in Tokyo. His superpower is a broom and he has been using it on the streets of Tokyo since the end of last year. Other volunteers have recently joined him every Tuesday to clean up Nihonbashi. Source: Japan […]

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10 Years in Japan

Por kirai el 01 de September de 2014 en Various

A day like today ten years ago I landed in Japan for the first time. Two of the questions I am asked the most since then are: “Why did you come to Japan?” and “Are you going to be in Japan forever?” The first question is usually asked by Japanese people that feel curious about […]

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Bananas Vending Machine

Por kirai el 27 de August de 2014 en Various

Dole has recently placed some vending machines with bananas in Tokyo. If you are interested in this website you can know exactly the location of the four vending machines that are working as of now. Source: Fun Japan Other posts about vending machines in Japan: Surgical Masks Vending Machine Low-tech Hamburger Vending Machine Fresh eggs […]

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Shopkeeper Dog

Por kirai el 06 de August de 2014 en Various

A Shiba Inu (柴犬) breed dog has become famous on the Internet because he is in charge of opening the window to welcome clients in a shop in Musashi Koganei. There’s even memes based on the famous “doge”. Source: Buzzfeed

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