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Read more at http://goo.gl/U05BKHSnorkelers Paradise: Yaeyama Islands 八重山諸島 in OkinawanThe Yaeyama Islands 八重山諸島 known in Okinawan dialect as Eema are a group of islands in the southwest of Okinawa Prefecture. The Yaeyama Islands are the remotest part of Japan from the main islands and contains Japan’s most southern inhabited island, Hateruma Island, and most western inhabite…
Sep 16, 2014

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Snorkelers Paradise: Yaeyama Islands 八重山諸島 in Okinawan

The Yaeyama Islands 八重山諸島 known in Okinawan dialect as Eema are a group of islands in the southwest of Okinawa Prefecture. The Yaeyama Islands are the remotest part of Japan from the main islands and contains Japan’s most southern inhabited island, Hateruma Island, and most western inhabite…

Read more at http://goo.gl/hWVslDPurple Sweet Potato McShake only in JapanMcDonald’s Japan introduced a Purple Sweet Potato flavour McShake called the Murasaki Imoon on Sept. 10/14 to celebrate autumns arrival.
Purple sweet potatoes are a popular dish in Japan, especially in Okinawa where they have their own dessert item called the Okashigoten which is a boat-like past…
Sep 14, 2014 / 1 note

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Purple Sweet Potato McShake only in Japan

McDonald’s Japan introduced a Purple Sweet Potato flavour McShake called the Murasaki Imoon on Sept. 10/14 to celebrate autumns arrival. Purple sweet potatoes are a popular dish in Japan, especially in Okinawa where they have their own dessert item called the Okashigoten which is a boat-like past…

Read more at http://goo.gl/psEnnBMeet the Gundam RX-78 in Odaiba, TokyoThe RX-78 Gundam is a fictional manned robot, introduced in 1979 in Yoshiyuki Tomino’s and Sunrise’s anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. In the series, it is a testbed weapon for the Earth Federation when it falls into the hands of Amuro Ray, the son of its designer in story (Tem Ray),…
Sep 13, 2014 / 12 notes

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Meet the Gundam RX-78 in Odaiba, Tokyo

The RX-78 Gundam is a fictional manned robot, introduced in 1979 in Yoshiyuki Tomino’s and Sunrise’s anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. In the series, it is a testbed weapon for the Earth Federation when it falls into the hands of Amuro Ray, the son of its designer in story (Tem Ray),…

Read more at http://goo.gl/Sc7DMfUkiyo-e print of Shureimon 守礼門 gate in Shuri Castle, OkinawaUkiyo-e print of Shureimon 守礼門 gate in Naha, capital of Okinawa, Japan. It is the second of Shuri Castle’s main gates. Artist is Nakagawa Isaku and print dated 1947.
Nakagawa Isaku (1899-2000) 中川伊作 was born in Kyoto and studied with Kikuchi Keigetsu at the Kyoto City School of Fine Arts and…
Sep 12, 2014 / 2 notes

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Ukiyo-e print of Shureimon 守礼門 gate in Shuri Castle, Okinawa

Ukiyo-e print of Shureimon 守礼門 gate in Naha, capital of Okinawa, Japan. It is the second of Shuri Castle’s main gates. Artist is Nakagawa Isaku and print dated 1947. Nakagawa Isaku (1899-2000) 中川伊作 was born in Kyoto and studied with Kikuchi Keigetsu at the Kyoto City School of Fine Arts and…

Read more at http://goo.gl/AOBLY2Ukiyo-e woodblock print ‘Samurai and Beauty - Kabuki’This ukiyo-e woodblock print was made by Utagawa Yoshitaki and is titled ‘Samurai and Beauty – Kabuki’ created in 1870.
Yoshitaki Utagawa, 1841-1899, original name was Nakai Yoshitaki. Yoshitaki was a pupil of Yoshiume. He became a member of the so-called Kamigata-e school. Fro…
Sep 12, 2014 / 5 notes

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Ukiyo-e woodblock print ‘Samurai and Beauty - Kabuki’

This ukiyo-e woodblock print was made by Utagawa Yoshitaki and is titled ‘Samurai and Beauty – Kabuki’ created in 1870. Yoshitaki Utagawa, 1841-1899, original name was Nakai Yoshitaki. Yoshitaki was a pupil of Yoshiume. He became a member of the so-called Kamigata-e school. Fro…

Read more at http://goo.gl/iQkceXUkiyo-e print: Geisha and Cherry Tree - Ueno ParkThe Ukiyo-e print by Tsuchiya Koitsu titled ‘Geisha and Cherry Tree – Ueno Park’ was made in 1939.
Koitsu Tsuchiya, 1870-1949 became a pupil of Kiyochika Kobayashi at the age of 15. He stayed in his master’s home for 19 years. His early print works were war prints of the …
Sep 12, 2014 / 5 notes

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Ukiyo-e print: Geisha and Cherry Tree - Ueno Park

The Ukiyo-e print by Tsuchiya Koitsu titled ‘Geisha and Cherry Tree – Ueno Park’ was made in 1939. Koitsu Tsuchiya, 1870-1949 became a pupil of Kiyochika Kobayashi at the age of 15. He stayed in his master’s home for 19 years. His early print works were war prints of the …

Read more at http://goo.gl/oTzwnjByodo-in Temple ukiyo-e print by Takeji AsanoByodo-in Temple ukiyo-e print by Takeji Asano from the 1930’s.
Byōdō-in 平等院 is a Buddhist temple in the city of Uji in Kyoto Prefecture. This temple was originally built in 998 in the Heian period as a rural villa of a high ranking courtier Minamoto no Shigenobu.

The main building in Byōdō…
Sep 11, 2014 / 3 notes

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Byodo-in Temple ukiyo-e print by Takeji Asano

Byodo-in Temple ukiyo-e print by Takeji Asano from the 1930’s. Byōdō-in 平等院 is a Buddhist temple in the city of Uji in Kyoto Prefecture. This temple was originally built in 998 in the Heian period as a rural villa of a high ranking courtier Minamoto no Shigenobu. The main building in Byōdō…

Ukiyo-e woodblock print titled ‘Great Lantern at the Kannon Temple, Asakusa’
(Asakusa Sensoji Dai Chochin) by artist Kasamatsu Shiro. 

Signed Shiro with artist’s seal Shiro saku. The title along the upper right margin, Asakusa Sensoji dai chochin. The date on the lower right margin, Showa kyunen haru (Showa 9 [1934], spring), followed by the publisher’s seal Hanken shoyu Watanabe Shozaburo
Sep 10, 2014 / 6 notes

Ukiyo-e woodblock print titled ‘Great Lantern at the Kannon Temple, Asakusa’
(Asakusa Sensoji Dai Chochin) by artist Kasamatsu Shiro.

Signed Shiro with artist’s seal Shiro saku. The title along the upper right margin, Asakusa Sensoji dai chochin. The date on the lower right margin, Showa kyunen haru (Showa 9 [1934], spring), followed by the publisher’s seal Hanken shoyu Watanabe Shozaburo

ukiyo-e woodblock print by Artist Tatsumi Shimura titled Maihime (Dancing Girl) dated 1953
Sep 10, 2014 / 7 notes

ukiyo-e woodblock print by Artist Tatsumi Shimura titled Maihime (Dancing Girl) dated 1953

Read more at http://goo.gl/HflmeqKeiyo Street Octopus BentoOpen up the octopus-shaped bento container, and you will find a lunch consisting of various delicious bento items. Octopus of course is among the items among all the other savoury items. The cool octopus bento box is a collectible and would make a great accessory case or kids valuables case. …
Sep 9, 2014 / 3 notes

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Keiyo Street Octopus Bento

Open up the octopus-shaped bento container, and you will find a lunch consisting of various delicious bento items. Octopus of course is among the items among all the other savoury items. The cool octopus bento box is a collectible and would make a great accessory case or kids valuables case. …