The Harajuku district of Tokyo, Japan is the epicenter of street fashion. Collisions of colors, fabrics and aesthetics culminate in this single square mile, overloading the district with boutiques, clothing chains, and fashion malls all catering to the ever-growing sartorial scene. While Gwen Stefani may have introduced Harajuku to more Western audiences in 2004 (and somewhat contentiously, at that), Harajuku fashion has been a veritable institution for decades.
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Sapporo is home to as much history as it is beauty; in 1972, it hosted the Winter Olympics, making it the first Winter Olympics ever held in Asia.
Hidden behind the shadows of modern skyscrapers, two men take part in the ancient art of Samurai sword fighting. Despite the evolution of weaponry and technical innovations therein, Japanese sword fighting has maintained much of its original integrity.
Two and a half years after Japan was dragged through the fatal throes of a tsunami, earthquake and nuclear power plant meltdown, displacement and loss are still sadly common themes among Japanese survivors. Despite the evacuation of over 160,000 citizens, though, enterprise has returned in the form of a dilapidated vending machine.
From I Love Coffee comes a wonderful infographic on how to properly enjoy a meal of sushi. Who knew?
Ever wanted to know exactly what your cat is saying? With Meowlingual, the mystery behind your cat’s cries is finally gone. This Japanese device promises to translate your cat’s ‘language’ from a series of purrs into phrases such as “I can’t stand it” and over 200 more expressions. The quirky device records your cat while it speaks to you and matches the noise with its closest human translation. And while it’s up to you to determine how much faith you put into these translations, it’ll cost you around $75 to try it out.