Tag Archive for "Japan" tag

I’d Like to Welcome Our Fire-Breathing Amphibious Dragon Overloards

September 10th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Japanese artist Yanobe Kenji created an animatronic fire-breathing dragon boat for the ongoing Aqua Metropolis festival in Osaka.

Vine Creeping From Your Outlet

June 12th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

Tokyo designer Shunsuke Umiyama has created AC Adapter Midori, a mobile phone charger that looks like a vine.

Japanese Manhole Covers

June 4th, 2009 by Jeff | 0

You’d be surprised how beautiful Japanese manhole covers can be.

I Welcome Our Giant Baby Robot Overlords

April 2nd, 2009 by Jeff | 2 comments


As a part of last weekend’s Roppongi Art Night in Tokyo, sculptor Kenji Yanobe unleashed a 24-foot tall Giant Torayan robot that sings, dances and spits fire. See more pictures of the giant fire-spitting baby robot.

On Their Wrists in Tokyo

May 27th, 2008 by Jeff | 0

As the site says, if you’re looking for a super cool watch, then you’ve just found the only place to buy one. At least the only place online in Engrish. Indeed, most of the watches at Tokyo Flash are super cool, though some of the watches, like the JLr7, are a little heavier on form than function. There are 12 lights for the hour, 3 for “quarter past”, “half past” & “quarter to” and 14 lights for the times in between. There are also 3 other lights which show the seconds ticking by. Yeah not that easy to tell the time at glance.

Beer, For Dogs and Kids

January 6th, 2008 by Jeff | 0

Mmm beer–dogs love it and now the Japanese company Petcomyu is finally giving dogs what they want. Happy Lager, is a beer designed for dogs that is non-alcoholic and flavored with beef extract. Looks like they love it. It’s almost as funny as Sangaria’s beer for kids. Personally, I like the looks of the stout this one kid is drinking. It could be fake beer, I don’t know. Watch more here. Kampai!


October 4th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Here’s an animation from PikaPika, the Japanese light doodlers. Read PikaPika’s blog for more.

Misty Keasler

August 16th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Texas-based photographer Misty Keasler has plumbed the depths of some of the more fascinating rooms in Japan love hotels and published some great photos in her book Love Hotels: The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of Japan, from Chronicle Books. You can take a look at some of the photos in this interview with Keasler. And check out her site where she has some great photos of Chinese Amusement parks, Guatamalan dumps, orphans, and her East Texas roots.

The Japanese Tradition - 謝罪 Shazai

May 15th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Here’s a nice video explaining how to apologize in Japan. Let’s all put our hearts into expressing remorse!

Japan Photos

April 24th, 2007 by Jeff | 0

Got a lot of time to kill? Then take a look at the more than 900 photos I took in Japan. Just not all at one time. Seriously, take it one city at a time or something or you’ll ruin your eyes.