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debaokieats:

From Hokkaido to Okinawa, CNN spotlights 10 regional specialty dishes of Japan, and gives recommendations on where to find the best of the best tastes.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/19/travel/10-japan-dishes/index.html

I can vouch that the Kyoto one is accurate. Ditto the takoyaki in Osaka, though be warned, those fuckers are lava bombs of pain in your mouth if you eat them when they’re served. I scrupulously puncture them with the chopsticks to let out steam before attempting to eat them.

emmfozzeswithchocolate:

zekkei-beautiful-scenery:

Mt.Fuji Japan 富士山 日本の絶景 Zekkei Beautiful Breathtaking Scenery をアップ♫Oct.25 2013 03:15 画像→

私は富士山に行きたい!

I’ve climbed it. It was amazing.

itsmicolmota:

heartwarming:

"For the last 13 years Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking pictures of her grandma, Misao, to commemorate her life. 9 years ago, 88-year-old Misao found a stray odd-eyed cat in her shed: she called it Fukumaru, hoping that “the god of fuku (good fortune) would come and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle).” Miyoko has been photographing their beautiful friendship and the way they go about their daily routine ever since.”

Miyoko Ihara

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myheart-istheworstkindofweapon:

smashalash:


JESUS FUCKING CHRIST WHY DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS CAT BEFORE
HER NAME IS TAMAAND SHE’S THE STATIONMASTER AT A TRAIN STATION IN JAPANSHE GREETS ALL THE PASSENGERSAND SHE HAS HER OWN OFFICEAND SHE’S PAID IN CAT FOODAND SHE IS A FUCKING EXECUTIVE OF A FUCKING RAILROAD STATION 
AND LOOK AT HER

the trains are decorated with cartoon versions of her since she’s their mascot as well


MAN YOU GOTTA TALK ABOUT THE TRAIN MORE TOO THOUGH!!
FOR ONE THERES A LITTLE LIBRARY INSIDE WITH CHILDREN’S BOOKS!!

AND TAMA THEMED COUCHES AND BACKBOARDS!!!



AND THE FRONT HAS WHISKERS!!!
TAMA IS SO POPULAR THAT TOURISM FROM TAMA BASICALLY BROUGHT THE ENTIRE TOWN BACK FROM THE BRINK AND SAVED THE RAIL LINE!!!
I MEAN CHECK THIS OUT!!

A TAMA CAFE!! AN ENTIRE TAMA GIFTSHOP!! TAMA NOTEBOOKS TAMA BAGS TAMA EARRINGS MORE TAMA STUFF I NEVER GOT PICTURES OF!! THERE IS SO MUCH TAMA !! THIS GODDAMN CAT!!

This cat has done more in her life than I ever will with mine. Dang.

myheart-istheworstkindofweapon:

smashalash:

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST WHY DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS CAT BEFORE

HER NAME IS TAMA
AND SHE’S THE STATIONMASTER AT A TRAIN STATION IN JAPAN
SHE GREETS ALL THE PASSENGERS
AND SHE HAS HER OWN OFFICE
AND SHE’S PAID IN CAT FOOD
AND SHE IS A FUCKING EXECUTIVE OF A FUCKING RAILROAD STATION 

AND LOOK AT HER

image

the trains are decorated with cartoon versions of her since she’s their mascot as well

image

MAN YOU GOTTA TALK ABOUT THE TRAIN MORE TOO THOUGH!!

FOR ONE THERES A LITTLE LIBRARY INSIDE WITH CHILDREN’S BOOKS!!

AND TAMA THEMED COUCHES AND BACKBOARDS!!!

AND THE FRONT HAS WHISKERS!!!

TAMA IS SO POPULAR THAT TOURISM FROM TAMA BASICALLY BROUGHT THE ENTIRE TOWN BACK FROM THE BRINK AND SAVED THE RAIL LINE!!!

I MEAN CHECK THIS OUT!!

A TAMA CAFE!! AN ENTIRE TAMA GIFTSHOP!! TAMA NOTEBOOKS TAMA BAGS TAMA EARRINGS MORE TAMA STUFF I NEVER GOT PICTURES OF!! THERE IS SO MUCH TAMA !! THIS GODDAMN CAT!!

This cat has done more in her life than I ever will with mine. Dang.

(Source: emilyjanepitchiner)

kidclimax:

kumamonfan:

hit ‘em with a popsicle

I feel like this is one of the most japanese pictures ever.

oh god, is that a ramune Popsicle?

kidclimax:

kumamonfan:

hit ‘em with a popsicle

I feel like this is one of the most japanese pictures ever.

oh god, is that a ramune Popsicle?

(Source: kumamonfan)

seananmcguire:

matociquala:

Hey, Scott, sound familiar?

handful-ofdust:

How to REALLY defeat the kaiju.

I love these so much.

Don’t forget the giant centipedes. Which will also put you in the hospital.

This is why I don’t regret never living in the inaka.

(Source: supponsified)

kidclimax:

slimeybee:

feminineskinsuit:

what the actual fuck 

chill deer have a chill day

"will graham’s worst nightmare" - geothebio

Yeah, that’s Nara.

kidclimax:

slimeybee:

feminineskinsuit:

what the actual fuck 

chill deer have a chill day

"will graham’s worst nightmare" - geothebio

Yeah, that’s Nara.

(Source: kogumarecord)

okiya:

Hassaku (1st August) - Hanamachi: Gion Kobu, Gion Higashi, Kamishichiken, Miyagawacho, Pontocho
According to Japan’s old lunar calender, the first day of a the new month, when the moon was not yet visible, was called tsuitachi 朔 or saku. As the first day of the eight month approached, the brilliant green rice filds began to ripen and bear fruit. With harvest near, the peasant farmers offered these first fruits to their patrons in a show of gratitude with hope for a good harvest.
The custom caught on, and soon even samurai families and members of the imperial court began offering the “first fruits” to those they felt indebted to as a way of expressing their gratitude. This festival, held on the first day of the eighth month, or Hassaku,became known as “Tanomi” ( 田 ta , or rice field, の no, showing possesion, and 実 mi, fruit ), the “Fruit of the Rice Feilds”. A play on words, “Tanomi” (頼み), meaning request or favor, also served as a petition to the gods for a good harvest.Hassaku is a lot like a New Year’s. In the heat of the summer, robed in the most formal black kimono, young geiko and maiko visit the teahouses, teachers, senior geiko and establishments they depend upon to express their gratitude for their support and beg their favor in the future. (source)
Hassaku ‘10 #21 (by Onihide)


The first day of the month is still called “tsuitachi”—the first ten days of the month have irregular names. I was very proud of myself when I learned them all.

okiya:

Hassaku (1st August) - Hanamachi: Gion Kobu, Gion Higashi, Kamishichiken, Miyagawacho, Pontocho

According to Japan’s old lunar calender, the first day of a the new month, when the moon was not yet visible, was called tsuitachi 朔 or saku. As the first day of the eight month approached, the brilliant green rice filds began to ripen and bear fruit. With harvest near, the peasant farmers offered these first fruits to their patrons in a show of gratitude with hope for a good harvest.

The custom caught on, and soon even samurai families and members of the imperial court began offering the “first fruits” to those they felt indebted to as a way of expressing their gratitude. This festival, held on the first day of the eighth month, or Hassaku,became known as “Tanomi” ( 田 ta , or rice field, の no, showing possesion, and 実 mi, fruit ), the “Fruit of the Rice Feilds”. A play on words, “Tanomi” (頼み), meaning request or favor, also served as a petition to the gods for a good harvest.
Hassaku is a lot like a New Year’s. In the heat of the summer, robed in the most formal black kimono, young geiko and maiko visit the teahouses, teachers, senior geiko and establishments they depend upon to express their gratitude for their support and beg their favor in the future. (source)


Hassaku ‘10 #21 (by Onihide)

The first day of the month is still called “tsuitachi”—the first ten days of the month have irregular names. I was very proud of myself when I learned them all.