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#Japan

Bob the Traveler
11 minutes ago

Emperor Sakuramachi, 115th Emperor of #Japan, abdicated the throne OTD in 1747 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/japan/kofun/emperor-suinin.html?s=mb #travel #history

DirtyOldTown
38 minutes ago

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. #japan

The bamboo canopy, as seen from below looking up.
Bob the Traveler
41 minutes ago

Emperor Sakuramachi, 115th Emperor of #Japan, abdicated the throne OTD in 1747 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/japan/kofun/empress-jingu.html?s=mb #travel #history

The Japan Times
42 minutes ago

The government decided Friday to ask households and businesses in the Tokyo area to save electricity in July and August, with the supply-demand balance forecast to become tight in the area this summer. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/06/09/national/tokyo-area-power/?utm_content=buffer9e157&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #news #japan #tokyo #tepco #electricity #summer

Visit Sights
48 minutes ago

🏙 Town: Tokyo, Japan
🏛️ Sight: Yoshino Baigo

❓ Have you ever taken a sightseeing tour at night?

➡ Experience the beauty of Tokyo: https://visitsights.com/sightseeing-tours/Japan/Tokyo?mtm_campaign=mastodon

#️⃣ #Travel #Sightseeing #Japan #Tourism #Sights #Tokyo

© Credits: Wikimedia / 机龍之介 / GFDL

Raymond Larabie
50 minutes ago

Yellow blooms blush against the cool serenity of a frosted glass window. #streetphotography #streetphotographyjapan #griiix #ricoh_gr #aichi #nagoya #japan

Bob the Traveler
1 hour ago

Emperor Sakuramachi, 115th Emperor of #Japan, abdicated the throne OTD in 1747 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/japan/kofun/emperor-seimu.html?s=mb #travel #history

Bob the Traveler
2 hours ago

Emperor Sakuramachi, 115th Emperor of #Japan, abdicated the throne OTD in 1747 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/japan/kofun/empress-koken.html?s=mb #travel #history

Bob the Traveler
2 hours ago

Emperor Sakuramachi, 115th Emperor of #Japan, abdicated the throne OTD in 1747 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/japan/kofun/empress-hibasuhime.html?s=mb #travel #history

J. Martin
3 hours ago
Bob the Traveler
3 hours ago

Emperor Sakuramachi, 115th Emperor of #Japan, abdicated the throne OTD in 1747 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/japan/kofun/saki-gouran.html?s=mb #travel #history

The Japan Times
3 hours ago

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Friday, saying in a statement they felt "deeply emotional" as they reflected on the decades spent together. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/06/09/national/emperor-empress-30th-wedding-anniversary/?utm_content=buffer4a5b9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #news #japan #marriage #imperialfamily #emperornaruhito #empressmasako

Bob the Traveler
3 hours ago

Emperor Sakuramachi, 115th Emperor of #Japan, abdicated the throne OTD in 1747 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/japan/kofun/empress-iwa-no-hime.html?s=mb #travel #history

Bob the Traveler
4 hours ago

Emperor Sakuramachi, 115th Emperor of #Japan, abdicated the throne OTD in 1747 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/japan/kofun/konabe.html?s=mb #travel #history

Bob the Traveler
4 hours ago

Emperor Sakuramachi, 115th Emperor of #Japan, abdicated the throne OTD in 1747 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/japan/kofun/uwanabe.html?s=mb #travel #history

Terry Wallwork
4 hours ago

Za grammar notes: How to properly handle the 'the' in Japanese | The Japan Times
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2023/06/09/language/za-grammar-notes-properly-handle-japanese/

>The Japanese have stripped "the" down to one or two of a greater number of tasks that the word normally does in English. We know this process as semantic narrowing.

#Japanese #English #日本語 #英語 #LearningEnglish
#LearningJapanese #日本語の勉強 #英語の勉強 #Japan #JapaneseCulture

Terry Wallwork
4 hours ago

Jizō: Japan’s Protector of Children and Sufferers in Hell | Nippon.com
https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-data/h01680/

>Jizō is one of Japan’s best-loved figures. Often appearing in statues as a monk, Jizō is a bodhisattva, dedicated to easing the sufferings of all beings, and is particularly associated with protecting children.

#Japan #JapaneseCulture #Jizou #地蔵 #じぞう

Bob the Traveler
5 hours ago

Emperor Sakuramachi, 115th Emperor of #Japan, abdicated the throne OTD in 1747 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/japan/kofun/emperor-kaika.html?s=mb #travel #history

J-POP streaming :verified:
6 hours ago

🎶🏆 「 Play 」 by Enfants (from single Q.) has made it to our list of favorite tracks of the year!

Give it a listen and explore some of our top picks from the year on Spotify 🎧 https://spoti.fi/42HdAgd

#jmusic #jpop #JapaneseMusic #Japan

Unseen Japan
6 hours ago

In the wake of a wave of "sushi terrorism" earlier this year, conveyor belt chain Sushiro is suing a high school-age kid for over half a million dollars USD. Read more about the lawsuit - and what people in Japan are saying about it. #japan #unseenjapan #ujpost #news
https://unseenjapan.com/sushi-terrorism-sushiro-lawsuit/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sushi-terrorism-sushiro-lawsuit

Terry Wallwork
7 hours ago

Magic of the Tea Bowl | Ippodo Gallery
https://www.ippodogallery.com/exhibitions/59-magic-of-the-tea-bowl-volume-3/

>Magic of the Tea Bowl (Vol.3) June 2023 The Japanese tea ceremony was first established during the sixteenth century and has continued to flourish to the present day. Closely tied to Zen philosophy, it has held a central place in Japanese art, culture, and soul. Known as chawan , tea...

#Japan #JapaneseCulture #茶碗 #Tea #TeaBowls #TeaCeremony #お茶会

Terry Wallwork
7 hours ago

Sea Bream—A Special Fish for the Japanese People | May 2023 | Highlighting Japan
https://www.gov-online.go.jp/eng/publicity/book/hlj/html/202305/202305_01_en.html

#Japan #JapaneseCulture #Fish #JapaneseFish #魚

Terry Wallwork
7 hours ago

Japanese smartphones struggling for survival | The Japan Times
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/06/09/business/japanese-smartphones-struggling/

>Compared to their powerful overseas rivals, Japanese companies, which mainly target domestic customers, are small in production scale and weak in cost competitiveness.

#Japan #JapaneseCulture #携帯電話 #スマホ

Terry Wallwork
7 hours ago

How to Say 'Nice to Meet You' in Japanese - Team Japanese

https://teamjapanese.com/nice-to-meet-you-in-japanese/

>The Japanese greeting hajimemashite (はじめまして) is a commonly used term in Japanese daily life that you may very well have come across before. It is often translated as ‘nice to meet you’, or ‘how do

#Japanese #English #日本語 #英語 #LearningEnglish
#LearningJapanese #日本語の勉強 #英語の勉強 #Japan #JapaneseCulture

Unseen Japan
8 hours ago

When does a prince become a frog? For Gen Zers in Japan, it can happen over something as small as a declined train card. #japan #unseenjapan #ujpost #news
https://unseenjapan.com/gen-z-japan-new-slang/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gen-z-japan-new-slang

Florian Dalwigk :mastodon:
9 hours ago

Mir war gar nicht bewusst, dass #Japan zu den sicheren Drittländern nach #DSGVO gehört. Dies wurde durch einen Angemessenheitsbeschluss der EU festgestellt. Eine Datenübermittlung ist somit ausdrücklich gestattet! :) https://www.dr-datenschutz.de/angemessenheitsbeschluss-der-kommission-japan-ist-sicheres-drittland/

Unseen Japan
9 hours ago

Move over, small puny can. After years of successful sales in Japan, Monster Energy will - finally - be available in its 500ml big-boy size. #japan #unseenjapan #ujpost #news
https://unseenjapan.com/american-sized-monster-energy-japan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=american-sized-monster-energy-japan

Sumikai
10 hours ago
ShiroCo 2023 findet am 24.06 statt.
Scott Lucas
11 hours ago

In call w #Zelenskiy, #Japan Prime Minister says Tokyo to emergency humanitarian aid of about $5 million after demolition of #NovaKakhovka Dam

Japan is ready to host a conference on Ukraine’s reconstruction early next year

#UkraineWar

Bob the Traveler
11 hours ago

The samurai Katakura Kagenaga, who died OTD in 1681, saved the Sendai domain and its young daimyō or warlord during the Date Incident of 1671 https://cromwell-intl.com/travel/japan/tokyo-ameya-yokocho/?s=mb #travel #Japan #history

The Japan Times
11 hours ago

Japan pledged to provide foreign aid in an "offer-based" manner with China trying to bolster its economic clout in the developing world by utilizing financial measures. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/06/09/national/japan-oda-development-aid/?utm_content=buffer2f57f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #news #japan #foreignministry #oda

The Japan Times
12 hours ago

The operator of a major conveyor belt sushi chain that became the center of national attention over a viral video of a boy licking a soy sauce bottle has filed a ¥67 million damages suit against the boy. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/06/09/national/crime-legal/sushiro-licking-lawsuit/?utm_content=buffer984a6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #news #japan #sushi #sushiro #japanesecourts

TRANSLATION :
🇯🇵 The Japan Air Self-Defense Forces received the first modernized E-767 MCU early warning aircraft

The crew from Hensom Air Base returned the E-767 MCU-modernized airborne early warning aircraft to Japan after completing all comprehensive inspections. The aircraft was upgraded by the 66th Logistics Squadron at Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts.

#USA #Japan
@milinua
ORI
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Archive : https://ukraine.osintukraine.com/2023-06_16.html#467381

Russia-Ukraine Daily News
12 hours ago

🇯🇵 🇺🇦 Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told #Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday that #Japan will offer emergency humanitarian aid worth about $5 million after the bursting of the Nova #Kakhovka dam, a #Japanese government spokesperson said.

https://www.reuters.com/world/japan-offer-emergency-aid-ukraine-host-reconstruction-meeting-2023-06-09/

#ukraine

Russia-Ukraine Daily News
12 hours ago

🇷🇺 🇯🇵 Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday that it had summoned the #Japanese ambassador over Tokyo's decision to supply military equipment to #Ukraine

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russia-summons-japans-ambassador-protest-military-supplies-ukraine-2023-06-09/

#russia #japan

charlie_epsilon
13 hours ago

Visiting a country with a national rail system really is something when you’re from the United States. #Japan #Tokyo #Trains #Rail

The Japan Times
14 hours ago
Human Technopole
14 hours ago

🇯🇵🇮🇹 We are glad to announce the symposium "Building scientific bridges between #Italy and #Japan" with #AIRJ and #JSPS!

Join us to explore the scientific exchange opportunities for early-stage researchers in #STEM and beyond.

Register by 27 June 👉 https://humantechnopole.it/en/trainings/building-bridges-between-italy-and-japan/

#science #sciencemastodon #lifesciences #humantechnopole

Frauen prägten die japanische Postpunkszene. Allmählich wird ihre Vision auch im Westen anerkannt, das zeigen die Alben der Non Band und von Saboten.
Japanische Postpunk-Künstlerinnen: Stachlige Musik, stachlige Zeiten
Minoru Saba
16 hours ago

"A Chinese navy survey ship on Thursday entered Japan's territorial waters near [Yakushima] in the southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima..."
"...the eighth entry by a Chinese survey ship into waters off Kagoshima since November 2021."
"Survey vessels are often used to conduct research, such as determining underwater topography for submarine navigation."
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20230608/p2g/00m/0na/054000c #Japan

🔸China: "What is mine is mine; what is yours is mine (or negotiable if you're too big to swallow)."

Kevin :ve:
17 hours ago

The time Beat Takeshi interrupted Anton Wiki’s morning show…

#japan #nostalgia #japanesetv

https://youtu.be/pgQ2MURNzrA

Loek van Kooten, MA
18 hours ago

Wil je echt Japans leren? Dat kan zowel online als offline. Kom kijken op www.japanology.nl Voor ieder niveau is wel een klas beschikbaar. #Japan #Japans #JapansLeren

The Japan Times
18 hours ago

A Chinese navy survey ship entered Japan's territorial waters near islands in Kagoshima Prefecture, the latest sighting of such a vessel in the area since February this year. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/06/08/national/china-navy-ship-kagoshima/?utm_content=buffer10b81&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #news #japan #china #defense #chinajapanrelations #kagoshima #pla #defenseministry

J-POP streaming :verified:
19 hours ago

🆕🎶 「 I 」 new album by 林 和希 is now available worldwide! 🌐

Listen now and discover new sounds from Japan on our weekly updated playlist 🎧 https://spoti.fi/3lgjH73

#jmusic #jpop #JapaneseMusic #Japan

J-POP streaming :verified:
20 hours ago

🆕🎶 「 SINGALONG 」 new single by 島津亜矢 is now available worldwide! 🌐

Listen now and discover new sounds from Japan on our weekly updated playlist 🎧 https://spoti.fi/3lgjH73

#jmusic #jpop #JapaneseMusic #Japan

Terry Wallwork
20 hours ago

10 Traditional Gifts You Can Buy in Japan | Japan Wonder Travel Blog
https://blog.japanwondertravel.com/traditional-gifts-you-can-buy-in-japan-49657

>Looking for some unique, traditional gifts to get while you're in Japan? Well, find something cool for yourself or say "I wish you were there" with one of these great options!

#Japan #JapaneseCulture #Gifts #お土産

Terry Wallwork
20 hours ago

Rainy Season in Japan 2023: What to Expect and Things to do | Japan Wonder Travel Blog
https://blog.japanwondertravel.com/reasons-to-visit-japan-in-the-rainy-season-24733

>If you plan to visit Japan during the rainy season, don't be disappointed. Actually there are lots of reasons to visit this time of year. Here we explain what you should expect and things you can do during the rainy season in Japan!

#Japan #JapaneseCulture #梅雨入 #rainyseason

Terry Wallwork
20 hours ago

「見えない水を見る」京都・千總ギャラリーで - 円山応挙《保津川図》など、水をテーマに屏風を展示 - ファッションプレス

https://www.fashion-press.net/news/104745

>千總の屏風祭2023「見えない水を見る」が、京都・千總(CHISO)本店内の千總ギャラリーにて、2023年7月1日(土)から9月25日(月)まで開催される。京都の夏の風物詩である、祇園祭。その宵山期間...

#Japanese #English #日本語 #英語 #LearningEnglish
#LearningJapanese #日本語の勉強 #英語の勉強 #Japan #JapaneseCulture

J-POP streaming :verified:
23 hours ago

🆕🎶 「 好物 」 new single by メとメ is now available worldwide! 🌐

Listen now and discover new sounds from Japan on our weekly updated playlist 🎧 https://spoti.fi/3lgjH73

#jmusic #jpop #JapaneseMusic #Japan

DirtyOldTown
23 hours ago

How to use the toilet. #japan

A diagram helpfully showing that you should not stand then squat on the toilet, but simply sit instead.
Bernie
1 day ago

I'm spending the night at ryokan in Arima Onsen (有馬温泉), a hot spring resort near Kobe. #japan

Consent Games :verified:
1 day ago

An eye-opening and frustrating glimpse into the world of "Chikan" - a Japanese term for sexual assault in public.

😞 It's very discouraging, but not surprising, to see how these abusers flagrantly use social media to profit from their abuse.

⭐ Kudos to BBC Eye for their undercover work. They are successful in tracking down and unmasking some prolific abusers.

‼️ Content warning: this article describes public assaults and the impact on those assaulted.

🌐 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-65811838

#Consent #PublicHealth #Japan #SocialMedia #Abuse @publichealth @sociology @psychology

Two hands are shown cradling a button.

The button has "STOP CHIKAN" at the bottom and Japanese characters (unknown meaning) at the top. 

In the middle of this button are two stylized figures. A figure in red has a pony tail and wears a student uniform worn by female Japanese students. This red figure is gripping the wrist of a figure in blue who wears a business tie. The blue figure is upside down, having been flipped by the red figure.
Afterpants
1 day ago

@folklore
Although #Japan DOES have several shrines that honor yokai, my personal preference would be that the shrines themselves reflect them more outwardly.
"Yes, you can go to the shrine with the deity that helps students get good marks OR you can go to the Demon Shrine 😀❤️😈⛩️"

DoomsdaysCW
1 day ago

Yes, because running contaminated water through TWO crappy filtration systems that don't work makes for good publicity!

"On September 21, 2021, #TEPCO announced that five more filters in ALPS were found to be damaged, and #radioactive contamination had been detected near some of the filters.

"Would the situation then improve if the undertreated water undergoes a second round of ALPS treatment? 'The answer is still unknown,' said the insider. He added that the discharge plan provided by TEPCO neither explained how to ensure the nuclear-contaminated wastewater would meet discharge standards after treatment, nor did it include an impact analysis of the substandard water discharge.

"'So far, TEPCO has only dealt with 0.25 percent of the nuclear-contaminated wastewater with a second round of treatment. It hasn't disclosed a timeline for the second round of treatment [for all the undertreated wastewater], nor has it ever publicized a plan on it,' he told the Global Times.
TEPCO's passive attitude has chilled the heart of all the parties in and out of #Japan who are concern about the discharge.'"

#TEPCOLies #StopTEPCO #OpTEPCO #WaterIsLife #WorldOceanDay #JapanLies #JapanSecrecyAct #WorldOceansDay

I think that #Japan will soon be the second Asian state after #Taiwan to legalise marriage for all

Fukuoka court rules same-sex marriage ban is in ‘state of unconstitutionality’
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/06/08/national/crime-legal/fukuoka-same-sex-marriage-ruling/

sheepchase
2 days ago

Fukuoka court rules same-sex marriage ban 'in state of unconstitutionality'

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20230608/p2g/00m/0na/025000c

#EqualMarriage #LGBTQ #Japan #SameSexMarriage

The latest decision - from Fukuoka court - says not allowing same-sex marriage is an 'unconstitutional situation'.
Campaigners see hope in Japan same-sex marriage rulings
Jan Kosyk
2 days ago

Tag 86: Busan, Busan und dann doch wieder Beppu…

[:de]Nachdem wir nun Tokyo kennengelernt haben (viel zu kurz) und mit Südkorea nicht so ganz warm geworden sind, freuen wir uns, dass wir nächste Woche nach Beppu zurückkehren.[:]

https://smorgasbord.at/tag-86-busan-busan-und-dann-doch-wieder-beppu/

#smorgasbord #Blog #Japan

Daniel Sofer
2 days ago

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Arashiyama Morning・朝の嵐山
Some photos from a walk, on a sunny morning in Arashiyama.

晴れた日の朝の嵐山を散歩する。

Taken in Kyoto, Japan

Original: https://hermosawavephotography.com/230607/

#kyoto #japan #photography #arashiyama #写真 #風景 #京都 #嵐山 #大堰川 #桂川

Boats moored in the river in front of the Togetsu Bridge. 
渡月橋前の川に係留された船。
A young monk sweeps the Bamboo Grove road. 
竹林の道を掃き清める僧侶。
A small shrine.
小さな神社。
Companies like Exit handle resignations on behalf of Japanese employees who are too embarrassed to confront their boss.
In Japan, embarrassed employees pay agencies to quit for them
September_UA
2 days ago

Russian state media does indeed lie about everything. And… in denying the consequences of blowing the dam, they are admitting Russia did it #KakhovkaDam #Ukraine #USA #Ireland #EU #UK #Europe #Austria #Netherlands #Hungary #Japan #Australia #Finland #Sweden #Denmark #Spain #Switzerland #NATO #ArmUkraineNow

Backpack and Snorkel
2 days ago

Hakone is a small town in #Japan with a population of about 14,000 people. Its scenic beauty, its proximity to #Tokyo and the ability to see Mount Fuji on a clear day attract lots of tourists.
We reviewed the main attractions:
https://backpackandsnorkel.com/Hakone/

Militarnyi
2 days ago

Japanese aid for Ukraine 🇺🇦 during a full-scale war Militarnyi tell you how the Japanese🇯🇵 government is trying to help Ukraine, and what prevents it from transferring lethal weapons https://mil.in.ua/en/articles/how-japan-helps-ukraine-during-a-full-scale-war/ #Ukraine #UkraineRussiaWar #Japan

https://twitter.com/militarnyi_en/status/1666510465675980801

Reposted from Twitter by @nafobot

#ukraine

atomicker
2 days ago

Title: Village of Plums (1951)

Artist: Toshi Yoshida

#ToshiYoshida #ShinHanga #Art #Showa #PlumBlossoms #CherryBlossoms #Sakura #Hanami #Spring #Japan

A springtime view of a rural mountain village in Japan. Plum trees growing among the houses are white with blossoms, with a single cherry tree standing out in pink. To the right, a pair of figures sit talking on the engawa of a large house, the storm shutters open. To the left, fields are neatly marked out in rows; beyond the village, low mountains stand in shadow under a milky overcast sky
Sumikai
2 days ago
Die Shinkansen-Strecke in Hokkaido wird verlängert, doch das führt zu Problemen, die auch die Lebensmittelversorgung betreffen
Survivors of the 1945 firebombing of Tokyo campaign for official recognition of this forgotten tragedy.
Paper City: Surviving the world’s deadliest air raid
TomatoGrilledCheese :saitama:
2 days ago

So apparently this is really happening. If I disappear, it's because I'm not giving them anything. They can see my zairyu card, but they aren't going through my phone for personal security reasons and I don't legally have to let them. After showing my card, I will just ask if I'm being detained/under arrest. I won't go to the station with them because that's their trick. Your 23 days doesn't start until you are officially declared arrested... #japan https://www.reddit.com/r/japanlife/comments/1438h3q/stopped_and_forcibly_drug_tested_in_shibuya/

Unseen Japan
3 days ago

JagaRico is one of Japan's most loved snacks - and arguably the most hilarious. Here are some of its best dad jokes, explained in English. #japan #unseenjapan #ujpost #news
https://unseenjapan.com/jagarico-dad-jokes-explained/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jagarico-dad-jokes-explained

Carlo Zottmann
3 days ago

Fantastic article about the high quality of living in a pretty #carfree #Tokyo and #Japan, and how they managed to make all of that work. Really interesting stuff; I’m actually considering getting the book this is an excerpt from. (Gonna check my public library.)

“How Tokyo Became an Anti-Car Paradise: The world’s biggest, most functional city might also be the most pedestrian-friendly. That’s not a coincidence.”
https://heatmap.news/economy/tokyo-anti-car-pedestrian-paradise

🚲 Fun fact: More people use bikes in Tokyo than cars

China's defence ministry says patrol with Russian bomber aircraft was part of exercises that first started in 2019.
S Korea, Japan scramble jets due to China-Russia joint air patrol
Pierre Markuse
3 days ago

🟠 Nishinoshima (Ogasawara) #Volcano🌋 , #Japan🇯🇵 5 June 2023 #Copernicus🇪🇺 #Sentinel-2🛰️ Full-size ➡️ https://flic.kr/p/2oFEMgp #scicomm #OpenData #RemoteSensing #Nishinoshima Image is about 11 kilometers wide

Shine F.
3 days ago

Writing this post was a struggle because there were so many memories to share, I had to hack away at the many details. And the most challenging of all: resisting the urge to book a flight back to Japan, haha! 😅

To anyone traveling to Tokyo, please consider adding Yanaka to your itinerary. It'll be worth it, I promise!

#Japan #Tokyo #travel #wanderlust #WanderlustWednesday

https://sunshinefuna.com/once-upon-a-time-in-yanaka/

Bernie
3 days ago

They say that Ritsurin let's you enjoy all 4 seasons of Japan.

Too bad I missed the highlight of the spring season: 🌸 花見 (hanami), the cherry blossoms:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanami
#japan #takamatsu #shikoku

Bernie
3 days ago

And this should be the last of the 4 ponds 🤩
#takamatsu #shikoku #japan

DirtyOldTown
3 days ago

My kid, upon entering The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Osaka:

"Welp. We found all the white people in Japan." #japan

Bernie
3 days ago

Up until now, Shinjuku Gyoen was my favorite botanical park in the entire world. Now it's at risk of being demoted to second best! 🤩

#takamatsu #shikoku #japan

Bernie
3 days ago

Ritsurin Koen (栗林公園) is considered one of the finest botanical gardens in #Japan, and also ChatGPT's top sightseeing recommendation for #Takamatsu.

Map of Ritsurin Koen
Bernie
3 days ago

Walking through Takamatsu's shotengai (covered market street).
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dtengai
#takamatsu #japan

Bernie
3 days ago

So how do you call a cab in Japan? Easy, you use Taxi Japan! 👍

...which has been replaced by a thing called GO 😠

...which requires a Japanese phone number 🤬

Luckily, a kind shopkeeper called the taxi for me. 🙏

No, Uber and Lyft are being kept out of #Japan, probably by anti- competitive laws 😒

Bernie
3 days ago

Surprisingly, there were no buses going down from Yashima for 2 hours, so I took a taxi.

Those white fabric lace covers have a long tradition in Japanese taxis, while the plastic curtain must be a post-COVID thing. #japan

Bernie
4 days ago

The weather is too hazy to see the Seto-Ōhashi, one of the three bridges across the Inland Sea (瀬戸内海, seto nai kai).

I will cross it tomorrow by train.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seto_Inland_Sea
#japan #shikoku

The Great Seto Bridge from Honshū (left) via the islands of Hitsuishijima and Yoshima to Shikoku. (photo from Wikipedia)
Bernie
4 days ago

These are definitely torii. They're a shinto thing, but also a common sight in Buddhist temples.

The statue on the left is a tanuki, and the other is... a mother tanuki breast feeding a baby tanuki? 🤨

#shinto #buddhism #japan

Bernie
4 days ago

Fully stacked vegetarian okonomiyaki! 😋

#vegetarian #japan #food

Bo Jacobs
4 days ago

As you watch The Days on Netflix and see the technological hubris, remember that this area of Japan is filled with "Tsunami Stones" which warn future generations how close to the sea to build to keep communities safe.

#TEPCO knocked down a hill to put the four reactors submerged by the tsunami right at sea level. They thought they could master nature, in more ways than one.

Photo: Ko Sasaki

#Fukushima #TheDays #Japan #Netflix #tsunami @sts @histodons #histodons #nuclear #NuclearPower

image and translation of Aneyoshi tsunami stone. Inscription says, "High dwellings are the peace and harmony of our descendants. Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point."
Bernie
4 days ago

First manhoru (*) of the week spotted. This one is in たかまつし (Takamatsu city).

(*) Japanese man hole covers #japan

Raymond Larabie
4 days ago

Wires sketch geometrical symphonies, their modest design adding a subtle charm to the sky. #streetphotography #streetphotographyjapan #griiix #ricoh_gr #aichi #nagoya #japan

Bernie
5 days ago

Ah, forgot to mention another highlight of this trip: matcha kakigori (shaved ice with green tea powder).

I like it with adzuki to contrast the bitterness of matcha, but since they didn't have it, I indulged with condensed milk 😋

#japan #dessert

Bernie
5 days ago

Before leaving, we hit another location featured in Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san 😁

#takagisan #anime #japan

Bernie
5 days ago

I didn't think of videoing us while catching the sōmen carried by flowing water, so here's some stock footage of this popular Japanese tradition:
https://youtu.be/OPiQ5nZ_olg
#japan

Bernie
5 days ago

We hit another Takagi-san location, but we're on the opposite side of the arches, with the red and white tower behind. #anime #takagisan #japan

Bernie
6 days ago

The Shōdo island is known for its olive trees, something that's not portrayed in Takagi-san's anime (or I didn't notice).
#anime #japan

Bernie
6 days ago

The entire ship is themed after Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san. Being featured In a popular anime series brings a lot of tourism these days.

#anime #japan

Bernie
6 days ago

The ferry will take us from Takamatsu to Tonoshou-cho (土庄町), the town of Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san.

#japan #anime

Raymond Larabie
6 days ago

A warm, hazy afternoon drapes over Nagoya's industrial-residential tapestry, a soft whisper of time merging contrasting domains. #streetphotography #streetphotographyjapan #griiix #ricoh_gr #aichi #nagoya #japan

Frederik Borgesius
6 days ago

Wow. For some reason, many novels that I read are rather sad. But this one is really sad. About bullying at high school, in Japan. ‘Heaven’ by Mieko Kawakami
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven_(Kawakami_novel)
#books #japan

Bernie
1 week ago

My favorite tourist guide recommends visiting Ritsurin Garden, Shikoku Mura and the island of Naoshima 🤩

#Japan #Shikoku #ChatGPT

Bernie
1 week ago

This time I'm headed to Shikoku (四国). It's one of the four main islands of #Japan, the only one I haven't been to.

Raymond Larabie
1 week ago

Rows of bamboo poles orchestrate a triangular gateway, their rhythmic placement creates a tunnel of ennui. Photo tip: if you photo is boring, add "ennui" to the description to add intrigue. #streetphotography #streetphotographyjapan #griiix #ricoh_gr #aichi #nagoya #japan

Vincent Biret
1 week ago

Any #trains geeks here? Here is a short video of the #japan #maglev