Sunday, July 27, 2014

"Japan is one of those places you just gotta go to" Mikey Cahill

Carp banners on boys day Japan Copyright Peter Hanami 1999
Picture: Carp banners on boys day Japan

"...if you haven' between to Japan, then save your yen for a plane ticket...Japan is one of those places you just gotta go to" 

Mikey Cahill

Source: Livelist
By Mikey Cahill
Herald Sun Newspaper
Saturday 12th July 2014, page 19

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Video: Vocaloid: Virtual Anime Character Hatsune Miku live in concert HD (Japanese)

Source: BlackRock Shooter, You Tube

"Through the sale of compilation CD's live performances, and collaborations with businesses, the popularity of Hatsune Miku has risen to that of living artists, and perhaps even beyond. Through the Internet, that popularity has spread throughout Europe, America and Asia"

Source: Vocaloids: Leading the way to a new music scene
Niponica Magazine page 17, No: 9, 2013

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Enjoy a foot bath on the Japanese shinkansen bullet train from July 2014

Japanese shinkansen bullet train Copyright Peter Hanami 2004
Picture: Japanese shinkansen bullet train 

¨JR East will launch the service in July, with one carriage on the "shinkansen" bullet train having two 2.4 metre-long tubs facing windows. Bathing is a ritualised and highly-prized activity in Japan and the footbaths are intended as places for passengers to relax¨

(see our video of a footbath on the street in Hokkaido, Japan here) Very relaxing!

Japanese bullet train adds footspa for passengers
March 7, 2014
The AGE Newspaper