Tag Archives: Japanese

Miniature Mechanical Marvels

Wired‘s slideshow Vintage Japanese Robots Storm Sci-Fi Museum shows 13 pictures of neat toys, like Mechagodzilla bellow. The toys are from the personal collection of the designer Tom Geismar, from Chermayeff & Geismar, which has been collecting for decades. Those … Continue reading

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Takorasu

Takorantis is the site of the Japanese studio Takorasu, “Las octopus” according to a weird on-line translation. On the Takorasu portfolio you will find their work of wonderful illustrations and animations with robot-like giant animals, which transport tiny whimsical steam … Continue reading

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Lunch in a Box

Some mothers are better than others, I mean, when the issue is kids’ lunch box. Biggie, from Lunch in a Box: Building a Better Bento, is one of those dedicated, talented and with a lot patience, mothers and wives, in … Continue reading

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Take-G Toys

I don’t remember having seen wood toys prettier than those by take-g toys. Takeji Nakagawa, aka Take-G, creates adorable toys and crafts, like the wonderful wood robots. The robots and his other crafts are actually art works, sold only at … Continue reading

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E-obento

The site e-??????????? (e-obento) documents the beautiful daily bento and other lovely food creations of a Japanese mother. Each has a brief story and a list of ingredients. Some of them have grades for nutrition, design, speed and saving. All … Continue reading

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Bento Yum

Bento Yum is an adorable food blog about Bentos. Most of entries are composed by pretty images of Abigail’s Bentos and the what’s on them, with descriptions. There are also recipes, tips and information of where you can find Bento … Continue reading

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Japonisme in Magazine Covers

Japonism or Japonisme, the original French term, which is also used in English, is a term for the influence of the arts of Japan on those of the West. This tendence had a huge influence in the works of artists … Continue reading

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Vintage Japanese Album Covers

This Japanese site has a small but nice collection of vintage album covers, and their inside images, of TV shows for children, I think. The images and the translation point to cartoons and film, but I can be wrong. I … Continue reading

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Happy Friday Monster Cat Blogging

It’s Friday and it’s thirteen! I’m going to make my contributions to Friday Cat Blogging and some horror. I hope you enjoy. Jaakko, a The Groovy Age of Horror (NSFW) contributer, posted about Biglie Humane (The Human Balls), a fumetti … Continue reading

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Cooking Cute

The Japanese have an incredible talent to transform everything in something cute. From illustrations to condoms, passing through packages and “plush food“. Everything can be kawaii in their hands. That’s why a bento site called Cooking Cute isn’t a surprise. … Continue reading

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