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GEEK IN JAPAN - MY REVIEW

GEEK IN JAPAN – MY REVIEW

geek in japan is a book written by hector garcia and endorsed by japanophile and oracle ceo larry ellison as fascinating. i recommend this comprehensive tour of japanese culture, history and society for both the beginners and the advanced. hector is also the author of a world class blog one of the kirainet.com on japan and its...
VOGUE JAPAN NOVEMBER 2014

VOGUE JAPAN NOVEMBER 2014

vogue japan november 2014 is the gift i got from a pair of siblings who have just got back from japan. it was for helping them plan their 2-week trip. thank you! when you read this review, remember that i have zero knowledge of japanese. i considered for a second not doing it. but the issue...
JAPANESE SWEETS

JAPANESE SWEETS

japanese sweets is the first in a series of posts on japanese food. i will apologize for the quality of the pictures. most of them are taken in a hurry, regardless of the light. but i hope you will appreciate the documentary element of the post rather than the artistic impression. thank you for the...
JAPANESE WOOD

JAPANESE WOOD

japanese wood is a selection of the best pictures i took of wood during my recent trip. this is going to be another one of those visual rather than text-based posts. i’ll start off with a few pieces from a little show in aomori.    i was surprised to take many pictures of wood on...
JAPANESE FLOWERS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!

JAPANESE FLOWERS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL!

japanese flowers are famous around the globe for their beauty and variety. browsing through pictures of my recent trip to japan, i realized i have hundreds of pictures of flowers. it’s so easy: they are so beautiful and literally everywhere! i couldn’t choose favourites if i wanted!  i have no idea if these rainbow-coloured roses...
MIRAI CHAN - A VERY CUTE JAPANESE LITTLE GIRL

MIRAI CHAN – A VERY CUTE JAPANESE LITTLE GIRL

mirai chan is a little japanese girl. she’s also the polarizing main character of a series of books by photographer kotori kawashima. once i saw her, i couldn’t forget that striking little face.
TOP 10 HIGHLIGHTS OF MY TRIP TO JAPAN

TOP 10 HIGHLIGHTS OF MY TRIP TO JAPAN

top 10 highlights of my trip include magical moments that have less to do with the what, when and where and more to do with a specific moment in time. these are the ten moments of grace that made my recent trip unforgettable.
JAPANESE STREET STYLE

JAPANESE STREET STYLE

japanese street style is certainly the most outrageous, eye popping kind of street style out there. i was on the watch out for cool people with interesting outfits. and there were plenty. but, for each person you see below, there were at least a few other whom i lost due to various reasons… apparently, beginners are...
MISAO, THE JAPANESE GRANDMOTHER AND HER FRIEND, FUKUMARU THE CAT

MISAO, THE JAPANESE GRANDMOTHER AND HER FRIEND, FUKUMARU THE CAT

you must have heard about the story: cat and old lady spend all their lives together. this story strikes a chord in me: i am very fond of animals and i believe we are all equals.
PLASTICZOOMS ARE A VERY COOL POST-PUNK BAND FROM JAPAN

PLASTICZOOMS ARE A VERY COOL POST-PUNK BAND FROM JAPAN

i discovered plasticzooms sometime last year, in the video produced by the reality show. they were one of the japanese style innovators photographed by living legend araki.
THE JAPAN EARTHQUAKE - ONE YEAR LATER

THE JAPAN EARTHQUAKE – ONE YEAR LATER

on sunday, it’s one year since the earthquake/tsunami.
DANNY CHOO KNOWS JAPANESE POP CULTURE

DANNY CHOO KNOWS JAPANESE POP CULTURE

danny choo is a mogul! i’m not kidding. and whoever aims to be a mogul in the near future should be taking lessons from this guy! his ever growing empire includes…pretty much everything: new and traditional media, speeches given at conferences around the world, a wide range of related products and so on. he’s just...