Tag Archives: Tokyo

Videos From The Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (Repost)

Here are some videos from the earthquake in Tokyo that have been posted by Japanese people on YouTube. I’ve tried to focus on videos that people may not be able to find if they searched in English. Note that though … Continue reading

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Mount Fuji at Dusk

This is really an exceptional photo of Mount Fuji from Muza-chan. It was taken from the Sunshine 60 observatory in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. It is quite rare to be able to see Mount Fuji from downtown Tokyo given the near-constant haze. … Continue reading

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Catfish and Earthquakes

The blog Pink Tentacle has a fascinating series of old Japanese woodblock prints related to the Great Ansei Earthquake of 1855, which struck Edo (modern-day Tokyo). It seems that in ancient Japanese thinking, giant catfish lived under the island nation, … Continue reading

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When High School Goes To The Dogs

Some people like to dress up dogs, but in Japan this fetish is often carried to new heights. Consider these two pups seen being wheeled about in the Ginza district of Tokyo the other day, meticulously dressed in old Japanese … Continue reading

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Tokyo Night Sky

This is a really trippy video of the Tokyo skyline at night. (H/t robeastblog)

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Mt. Fuji: Sunset Over Tokyo

I grew up watching Mt. Fuji on the horizon from my house in the Tokyo suburbs. It looked so small, yet it still towered over the surrounding hills. The first time I saw it close up, I was taken completely … Continue reading

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The Romance of the Grey Mansions

I spent the better part of my adult life living in mansions in Japan. Actually, “mansion” is a misnomer–many people call these places rabbit hutches. For the curious and the uninitiated, here is a photo of our honeymoon suite, the … Continue reading

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