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Japan Links #16

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It’s another round-up of Japan links I’ve been saving. Japanese poster design is suddenly popular – Collector’s Weekly has a lovely gallery of recently discovered 1930s Japanese travel posters, which now makes me want to visit the Ogaki Poster Museum mentioned in the article. Creative Review also have an an article about an exhibition of the history of Japanese poster design taking place in Zurich.

Ros always posts about such interesting things at her Polkaros blog – she recently shared a Tea and Kokeshi cafe and her area’s annual fabric dying event.

RocketNews24 have a review of the live-action Kiki’s Delivery Service, a list of Tokyo’s best cat cafes, an article about that Ghibli shop in Sunshine60 and the news that gashapon capsules may be changing shape!

The Laundress blog recently visited Tokyo and I enjoyed their favourite things to do and walking tour posts.

If you’ve ever thought about teaching English in Japan, Jenna has a detailed post on A Week in My Life as an ALT.

Asia Eater have an article about Tsujiki fish market’s impending move out of Tokyo.

I haven’t watched any of these yet, but Elleanor’s Tokyo video blogs of Harajuku, fashion and her travels look cute and fun.

I loved this gallery of photographs by S. Morita of Japan’s beautiful and colourful manhole covers over at Colossal. I also love this Fugu design from Shimonoseki photographed by Muza-chan.



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