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JAPANESE PENIS FESTIVAL

honen matsuri is a fertility festival that takes place in komaki, just outside of nagoya, on march the 15th every year. it features a parade of shinto priests, people wearing ceremonial dress, rivers of sake and a 280 kg, 2,5 m wooden phallus. in even-numbered years, the parade goes from the shinmei sha shrine to...
3D NAIL ART STILL GOING STRONG

3D NAIL ART STILL GOING STRONG

just before leaving japan i got a haircut at toni&guy in nagoya. but this is not about my haircut, but about the mesmerizing set of nails on the girl who washed my hair: each ultra-limited shiny surface was decorated differently from the next, featuring diamante, sequins, etc, on a black varnish background. i was not amazed: it...
A LAD IN NAGOYA

A LAD IN NAGOYA

the japanese don’t bother with the whole new-architecture-ruins-the-old-architecture thing. actually, as they have a culture of continuous renewal, not many of the temples or traditional buildings you see are their original selves: most have been re-built many times over, not in the lest perhaps due to the frequent earthquakes. also, the country is full of...

BACK HOME

a few days ago, we were on our way to tokyo via nagoya when a friend called and said that she was flying back from tokyo to romania, at least for a while, as it was no longer safe. we checked the internets and decided to try and change our finnair tickets. 2 minutes later,...