Tag Archives: Japan

Zatoichi #1

Salt of the earth, wily, dutiful, sharp, Zatoichi is a beloved character in classic Japanese film. After watching Zatoichi at Large, I learned that there are 27 films with this blind swordsman, who’s blind as the hero. I decided to … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday

This week Sepia Saturday offers inspiration in the form of a visual prompt. This week we’re inspired by a Victorian living room. I love visiting historic houses so I’ll share some photos from those explorations. Moe recently, I visited Frank … Continue reading

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Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge

Macro/Close-Up Cee’s inspiring bloggers to post based on a prompt then share the post by linking to her blog or creating a pingback. This week she’s inspiring us to share a close-up, a.k.a. macro photo.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Crane fabric Birds of Any Kind Even in textiles Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share … Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Which Way Challenge

Hosted by Alive and Trekking, the weekly Which Way Challenge inspires bloggers to share photos of ways including:  Roads:  gravel, asphalt, cobbled, dirt, freeway, expressway, highway, bridges Indoor walkways:  hallways, aisles, people movers Outdoor walks:  sidewalks, paths, trails Stairs, elevators, … Continue reading

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Japan’s Urinal Video Games – The Weird World Of The Sega Toylet

Japan is known for its high-tech toilets, with electronic control panels, retractable bidets, heated seats, and sound effects to mask the user’s … Japan’s Urinal Video Games – The Weird World Of The Sega Toylet

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Which Way

Hosted by Alive and Trekking, the weekly Which Way Challenge inspires bloggers to share photos of ways including:  Roads:  gravel, asphalt, cobbled, dirt, freeway, expressway, highway, bridges Indoor walkways:  hallways, aisles, people movers Outdoor walks:  sidewalks, paths, trails Stairs, elevators, … Continue reading

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The Art Of Yumomi – Traditional Water Cooling At Kusatsu Onsen

The town of Kusatsu is one of Japan’s most famous onsen resorts, a popular destination for those looking to relax and bathe in geothermal hot springs… The Art Of Yumomi – Traditional Water Cooling At Kusatsu Onsen

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Silent Sunday

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Stray Dog

If you can’t afford a trip to Japan, perhaps you can manage a trip via film. This just entailed a drive to my library. The first noir crime film in Japan, in Kurosawa’s Stray Dog (1949) rookie detective, Murakami, gets … Continue reading

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