Japan Culture

Pixiv Takes On Game of Thrones

By Animaven on December 21, 2013


My Game of Thrones obsession is not a thing to be trifled with. So when the masters of obsessions - Pixiv - take on one of my favorite things? It's a good, good time. 

Via スオウ.


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Infographic Teaches Foreigners How To Eat Convener Belt Sushi

By Animaven on October 26, 2013


Are you going to travel to Japan (or any major city in the US, really), want to have conveyer belt sushi but don't know the etiquette? This infographic will tell you everything you need to know (including take the plate with the sushi, which you would think is common sense but oh well). 

Have a look and see if you learn anything new. 


Picture of the Day

By Animaven on July 30, 2013

Today's Picture of the Day hearkens back to historic Japan by showing us one of the iconic figures that manages to hang around, even if not in the same way, today. Enjoy a little bit of beauty. 


Picture of the Day


Via Gyaos55

Comiket's Shopping Bags Go To A New Level

By Animaven on December 31, 2012

More Comiket news... and it ain't pretty.

Comiket Brings Out the cosplay

By Animaven on December 31, 2012

Comiket is a wondrous thing; it brings us doujinshi, news, art, and, naturally, cosplay. Neither rain nor snow could stop those wacky kids from doing what they do best (though in the case of Comiket 83, mostly rain). 


You ready? Here we go. 

comiket cosplay

comiket cosplay

Japan Live Cam: Tokyo Trailer

By JoshB on November 07, 2012

This camera is on Ustream and is not always live, but you will have best luck if you go on during Japanese daylight hours. This is a dashboard mounted live camera of a delivery driver in Shinagawa. It's mesmerising.

Bonus points for the live map in the corner.


Japan Live Cam: Yumoto Station

By JoshB on October 31, 2012

Yumoto Station

One of the ways to feel like you have been to Japan without even going there is to peruse the hundreds of live cameras around the country. In this series I will showcase some of my favorites.

To start out - this camera  is from Yumoto Station in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Yeah, the Same Fukushima that has the Nuclear Power Plant. It's a JR East line train on the Jōban Line.

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