As far as photos posted on Instagram go, they don't get much cuter than this. Tokyo, Japan-based mother Aya Sakai has been charting the adventures of her young son and his best friend, which just happens to be a French Bulldog, using the popular photo sharing app. Whether they're cuddling on the couch or watching tv on a cushion,…
While we've all come to know Ben Torode as the owner of the cutest kitten in the world, you may not know that he also enjoys traveling around Japan to photograph some other adorable creatures. In the winter, he heads to the famous hot springs at Jigokudani monkey park in…
So this video was created by Japanese students using stop-motion and I must say they did a REALLY great job! But this makes me think of the following:
1 - They did a really incredible job.
2 - I love the fact that the original Mario is still appreciated after all these years.
3 - Shouldn't they be training to be a ninja or something? (i can totally say this because I'm Asian so its not as racist.)… Continue
Added by Sandy on June 10, 2010 at 3:48pm —
Japanese paper craft brand OEY has designed a new collection of tablewares. Mizuhiki is twined paper fused with a mixture of water and glue that dates back to the seventh century. The collection includes napkin rings, glass markers, and chopsticks.
About two years ago, boutique hotel chain Joie de Vivre reopened the Best Western Miyako Inn in San Francisco as the anime-infused Hotel Tomo. Looking through their website this morning, the rooms really do look like the closest thing you'll get to experiencing Japan's pop-culture in an American hotel. With plasma screens showing anime and monster movies in the lobby, a…
Take art back down to its most basic form and you'll find something like this from Andy Awesome. The coolest part of his art is that he takes you on a walk down memory lane. Who doesn't remember blowing in their Nintendo cartridges trying to get Super Mario Bros to play?
Simple in nature but powerful in feeling, these pieces, by an artist I cannot name, speaks to the lonely person inside all of us. In each setting, this Japanese student makes us remember how being alone is sometimes necessary, giving us a peaceful moment of introspection.…
Ippei Gyobu is a Japanese pop artist who's known for his clean lines and vibrant colors. His long-legged, doe-eyed characters are both sassy and sweet, they have a sexiness about them that's almost taboo. Gyobu has collaborated with several large companies like Adidas, Dr. Pepper, Microsoft (for Zune) and Sony - his work transcends racial lines, appealing to a global… Continue
Yuta Onoda is a very talented illustrator and artist originally from Japan who's currently working on his Bachelor of Applied Arts at the Sheridan College in Canada. I love the fact that you can see the Asian influence in his work but with his use of interesting color combinations, it comes off as fresh and modern. He'll be… Continue
Added by alice on April 27, 2009 at 1:30pm —
If Takashi Murakami had an imaginative little daughter who would she be? How would she draw? Perhaps she would be like one of the girls in Chiho Aoshima's paintings. Born in 1974 in Tokyo, Japan, Chiho Aoshima uses computer technology to create beautiful, imaginary fantasy worlds. She uses the 'superflat'movement, a term coined by artist… Continue
You may remember some older posts where I rave about one of our favorite restaurants, Gyu-Kaku. They serve some of the best meat in town that you get to grill over charcoal flames. Taka, the manager, sent me a very nice email letting me know about some great holiday deals!
If you don't have plans yet for Thanksgiving, pick up the phone and make reservations at your… Continue
Oh man, why didn't I find this before Halloween? Cosplay is short for costume play. Basically a movement that started in Japan where people dress up as their favorite comic book/anime/fantasty movie character. Started in the mid 1980s, it's turned into an underground subculture movement where people are expected to meticulously imitate one's character. Recently, with the rise of science fiction/fantasy movies, non-Japanese characters from movies like… Continue
Lately, with the economy the way it is, we here at theMET have decided that it's time to focus on cheap eats! Sure I still have a few hot spots I'd like to check out (Apple, XIV, Providence, Urasawa, Osteria Mozza) but I've always been a firm believer that good food can come from anywhere. Lately, we've been heading to a supermarket for our… Continue
So you know I really believe in a place when I take my dad and his wife to it.
Grace (sis) had been dying to go to this place so when my dad asked us to dinner last night what did Sam and I shout out in unison but "Gyu-Kaku"! (Not really but that would have been cool....or really… Continue
Sam and I were lucky to catch the last show of happyfunsmile's U.S. tour and boy are we glad we did. Brian, one of the main singers in this dancing and singing troupe was spectacular to watch. He is my husband's brother's girlfriend's sister's husband. They invited to see his show sometime this weekend and though we didn't catch it at the Obon festival, we saw it this… Continue