Manabeshima Island Japan: One Island, Two Months, One Minicar, Sixty Crabs, Eighty Bites and Fifty Shots of Shochu
A French artist, Florent Chavouet travelled to Manabeshima, known as a cat island in Japan and spent 2 months deeply involved with the locals with very little Japanese. He depicted all his experience and it´s amazing.
Book Review – Beginning Bonsai, The Gentle Art of Miniature Tree Growing –
Book review “Beginning Bonsai-The Gentle Art of Miniature Tree Growing-. Bonsai is a never-ending art project. Your goal is a perfection that probably you will not achieve in your life time and that is the beauty of it. This book helps you to step into this infinite creation hand by hand.
SHODO – The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy –
This book, SHODO – The Quiet Art of Japanese Zen Calligraphy can be enjoyed both who is interested in calligraphy and in Zen philosophy. It´s a perfect introduction for Zen.
Book “How to make a war” (Sensou no tsukurikata)
The last weekend of June, Japan was a little noisy. Many people gathered to protest agains the government´s recent push to Japan involve in more war. At the same time, a book “Sensou no Tsukurikara (how to make a war)” came out. What´s happening to Japan?
Second hand book shop – BOOK-OFF
One of the favourite places to be is bookshops. I can´t move to digital tablet to read books. Whenever I´m in Tokyo, I go to Jinbo-cho to feel old books. But Book-Off is the best place to buy second hand books.
Learn Japanese Onomatopoeia with Taro Gomi
What is Japanese onomatopoeia? Why it´s so important? Here we explain using a poem of Taro Gomi, a Japanese poet.
Japanese Poet, Taro Gomi
Taro Gomi (五味太郎) is a Tokyo born novelist for children, a poet and a composer of kids songs. He studied industrial design and used to work as a designer.
King Of Short Short – Shin-ichi Hoshi
Shin-ichi Hoshi is a Japanese SF novelist and a king of short stories, who was once the president of Hoshi pharmaceutical company which his father left him.
Japanese Poets – Shuntarou Tanigawa
This is a Shuntarou Tanizaki (谷崎俊太郎)´s poem which used to be a poem most of the Japanese school children would learn at school. He is one of the most well-known poet in Japan. One coffee company used his poem, Morning relay race for their ad while ago and became one of my favorites. It was a well made.