Tag: japan

If you have cold winters and a small space you might want to get yourself a kotatsu. The kotatsu also adapts for warm weather use. Japanese optimization of space at its best. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

10 photos of what happens to plants exposed to radiation, compliments of the Fukushima disaster. Scary stuff. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

What in the world did people do before Powerpoint and Keynote? In Japan they had, and still have, Kamishibai, a form of storytelling for children, with words and pictures. It’s way cool. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Ever wonder what they eat for breakfast in China, or Turkey, or Scotland? Here’s your chance to find out. A total of breakfasts from 14 countries, including the USA with waffles, maple syrup, and salty fried chicken. Really. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Feng Shui Japanese gardens. Lovely photos. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

The ultimate compilation of wacky Japanese commercials. Some of these I don’t get, other than that they are wacky, but some of them are very, very funny. [via: Mashable] TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

When it comes to rice cake pounding nobody does it better than the Japanese. If you don’t believe me, take a look. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

So one day I was sitting around wondering if there might be cars with huge ears anywhere in the world. There are! In Japan. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

This unique five-story townhouse by Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa has gardens on every floor, and plenty of light even though it is squashed between two taller buildings. A beautiful piece of architecture. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Late 19th and early 20th century stereoviews of old Japan, animated (of all things). The effect is very cool. Ask your grandma if she remembers her grandma’s stereoscope viewer. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious