Just looking at this photo of the Shiba Ryotaro Library in Osaka makes me wonder how does this library work?
How could someone even get a book from the middle–let alone the top–of the stack?
Tadao Ando Architects & Associates designed the Shiba Ryotaro Library, which is part of memorial museum for the historical novelist, Shiba Ryotaro
Read a full description and see more photos of this seemingly impossible library at: architectuul.com/architecture/shiba-ryotaro-memorial-museum
Whoa! Japan’s “Battleship Island”–’Gunkanjima’ (軍艦島) shot by a drone in 4K ultra HD video.
Previous reports of creepy Gunkanjima—Battleship Island’ on the 3Yen include:
Learn more details at the video’s official website:
AKA Halloween? ‘Obon’
Body of a Courtesan in nine stages of Decomposition; by Kobayashi Eitaku, c. 1870.
ʕ•̫͡•ʔΤΞΓΓΛʕ•̫͡•ʔ @Terra4D 奇妙な探偵物ならリバースエッジ 大川端探偵社 / 妖怪がしゃどくろの下のソファで悪夢をみる pic.twitter.com/NcgOI5jlUm
See many more Japanese Halloween photos in the
“Kittypatra” is some sort of Egypto-Japanese Kitty Deity…
In Los Angles, the Japanese American National Museum is holding the exhibition
Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty featuring the above “Kittypatra” as well as hundreds of more, mixed media works by artists demonstrating Hello Kitty’s dominance over today’s contemporary art scene, ri-i-i-ight.
Learn more about the exhibit at the websites of
Sanrio and the Japanese American National Museum. ↓
Japanese Rain-Goggles ready for Super Typhoon (3Yen/ 2010-11-24) Vongfong — Japan’s biggest storm this year!
周りを見ても まだまだ モノマネで天下を取ろうとしている この現状 疲れるよね
まぁ 逆に言うと 今までしてきた事が自信から確信に変わったかな
突き進もうと pic.twitter.com/1TEVEjnd18 — Kurage Kid'O (@KurageKidO) October 12, 2014
Another Lost in Translation moment of zen in Harajuku, Tokyo:
street art. You Buff, We Paint
If you meet the Buddha in the road, kill him.
As far as I’m concerned, the parallel-world electricians, Maywa Denki , is the only Japanese “music group” worth seeing in concert. And now they have released their conceptual art making toy “Knocky”…
Available through global.rakuten.com
Also check out an interview with the artists:
. The Nonsense Machines of Maywa Denki
I SING the Body electric …
Previous 3Yen reports of the antics of Maywa Denki include:
I sing the body electric (3Yen / 2007-08-03)
— My heroes “Maywa Denki” in Paris (3Yen / 2005-07-18)
— Maywa Denki, the true spirit of Japan (3Yen / 2004-12-05)
This parade of painted dildos
/ 1 Kokeshi dolls is the stuff of dreams…bad dreams. 2
This years parade in Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture
in the north of Japan was its 60 (www.city.osaki.miyagi.jp..) th anniversary. A hinky time was had by one and all.
For more information about these dolls, refer to:
1 urbandictionary.com/define…kokeshi doll and the connection to this phallic-shaped doll with a bulbous penis head and no limbs.
As if Japan already didn’t have enough makeup
Nobumichi Asai’s new work, Omote Real-time face tracking and projection mapping,
shows you how a the face of a model can drastically change with “electronic makeup. … continues on…. A Rinkya Blog 2014Aug18:
Would you put some “electronic makeup” on?
OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING. from something wonderful on Vimeo.
Previous 3Yen reports of Japan’s over-the-top makeup—aka street