Tag Archive: japan

After being betrayed by his peers and lost both his father and his right arm, legendary craftsman “Jingoro Hidari” is on a journey of revenge with his partner “Sleeping Cat” and his mechanical prosthetic arm. Finally, Jingoro faces one of his adversaries “Inumaru” in a fight to the death… This is a pilot version of the stop-motion samurai film that tells the story of “Jingoro Hidari,” a legendary Edo-era craftsman. All the characters are made of wood and animated frame by frame, just like how Jingoro’s wooden sculptures came to life in his many anecdotes.

I tried this, and it’s pretty good!

A handmade Japanese iron kettle can cost over $300. For centuries, artisans have made kettles by pouring molten iron into molds and hammering them out once they’ve cooled. These kettles often have beautiful designs but they’re only used for boiling water. You can buy a mass produced stovetop kettle for $20, so what makes these kettles unique? And why are they so expensive?

Pic of the Day – 8/8/22

“Godzillas in the Mist” (artist unknown)

Yakuza turned pastor Tatsuya Shindo rates 10 yakuza scenes in movies and television for realism, such as “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” and “Avengers: Endgame.” Shindo joined the yakuza when he was 17 years old in 1988. He has seven convictions and has been to prison three times. He has been serving as a pastor since 2005.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you what may be the cutest creature on earth: Japanese flying squirrels.

Lenticular clouds over Mount Fuji from scenic the Inokashira Forest Road by photographer Takashi.

A male Crested Kingfisher (aka Megaceryle lugubris) in Hokkaido, Japan, by photographer Tokumi.

A maple tree in Portland, Oregon’s Japanese gardens by photographer Gavin Hardcastle – Fototripper.

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