Japanapalooza

The Death Factories on Rabbit Island

Okunoshima is a small island in the Inland Sea. It is known as Rabbit Island because it is home to hundreds of cute little bunny rabbits, and has become a … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Photo Studio: Japanese Dolls Haunt Temple Ruins

Nothing is worse for a parent than to lose a child. In Japan, when a child dies, the parents will sometimes take their lost child’s favorite doll to a temple … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

Yuichiro Miura is Going for the Record!

If you’re a guy whose idea of physical activity is walking between the refrigerator and the sofa every day, allow me to introduce you to Yuichiro Miura. He is 80 … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 10 Comments

And Now For Something Really Creepy…

Baby demon mummy at Rakanji temple – via The Bizarre One of the things Japan is known for is its love of cuteness. Hello Kitty, for example, is just the … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Art Gallery: Thirty-Six NEW Views of Mount Fuji

Image: Highway Fuji, by Seisai One of the more famous series of Japanese paintings is Katsushika Hokusai‚Äôs Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. It is a series of large woodblock prints … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

This Cherry Tree Sprouts Blossoms of Hope

It’s time in many parts of Japan for people to hang out under the cherry trees and eat, drink, and be merry as beautiful blossoms fall on their heads. Last … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · 5 Comments

Laser Lights Brighten Up Japan-Jordan Soccer Game

If you think soccer isn’t exciting enough, you may appreciate the latest innovation – laser lights. There were so many laser lights at last week’s Japan-Jordan World Cup qualifying showdown … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 3 Comments