This sock got Tokyo Midtown award in 2008(when the alert "this event is over" comes up, please push black banner you can see page) the competition theme was Japan, winner's design was great. Kabuki face pack mask, Sushi samurai charm, Japanese armor Tshirt, most of all I love a red paper weight. When you put on white paper, you can sense Japan there. What a great idea!!
and this is nice too, Fujisan grass, when you drink beer with this, you can see mt.Fuji on a table.
Kaga is a way to call of Ishikawa Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture during the Edo period. And ishikawa has started "lady Kaga campaign" for their tourist industry. I think Ishikawa is not so popular place for foreign people. But Ishikawa has great Japanese hotel "Ryokan" a lt. We have the best Ryokan ranking every year that was selected by travel business professional. And no.1 is always Kagaya in ishikawa for over 30 years. Their food, service, hospitality is totally great.
Here is girl"s one, it"s not so good as guys, but still interesting.
Those video reminds me of performance group "World Order". He is their new video "2012"
A small Japanese maker relesed a ball type shelter "Noah". They said they thought such small floating shelter will be nessessary for tsunami like 311. It costs $3000 each, I am not sure how many people buy it, at any rate I don't need it though.
Do you know Shiba dog hates clothes. Most shiba dog don't move or move slow when they wear something, here are videos of shiba dogs got to be super low spirits by clothes.
This is funny, I don't think people use this pillow. Anyway love to read people's comments, yes, we are so weird.
This French guy started to sell Kotatsu in France, I read foreign people have interested Kotatus because they knew it on animation or manga. But like this video says, it make you more lazy. It's too comfortable, I don't use it actually.
Toyota started new CM series, it's real Doraemon. Tsumabuki acts Nobita, Olympic Judo winner Noya Ogawa acts Gian, Yamapi acts Tsuneo and funny part is Jean Reno acts Doraemon!! Why? why? why?
Jin Akanishi's debut album went to the top of US dance music chart, I don't know his general acceptance in the U.S, maybe Japanese and Asican fans got it but I can tell he can dance. I was so amazed more to know Saori Yuki's album 1969 is ranked in tune jazz chart in the world.
American Jazz band Pink Martin's front man Thomas M. Lauderdale found a old Japanese record at a shop, it's Saori's debut record Yoakeno Scat(melody for a dawn) he like the jacket and he impressed her transparent voice. then they decide to make collaboration album. But most songs are not jazz, Japanese kayokyoku and she sings in Japanese. Kayokyoku has simple line and catchy lyrics for the purpose that people sing easily. I am not sure people like which part of those kayokyoku, but I am happy poeple like the song because I like it too.
Anyway the original blue light Yokohama is this, sing by Ayumi Ishida.
Good Design Award 2011 was released, winner is an information service called "internavi" provied by HONDA car navigation system. The navigation show mobility in the Great East Japan earthquake, if somebody drove the road, color of the road on the map changed and you know it's clear to go. Interactive and usuful, helpful, great idea.
These are old wood print collection of kiyochika Kobayashi, each print show a momentary expressive face of each moment! Love them.