Category Archives: CULTURE

Fire Sprinklers in Kayabuki-no-Sato, Kyoto are Camouflaged as Huts

Kayabuki no Sato, a small hamlet in Kyoto, is known for their traditional farmhouses with thatched roofing. Not quite as well known is the unique and innovative method they use to protect their important cultural property from fire. In order to maintain the authenticity of the landscape, officials decided to camouflage all 62 fire sprinklers […]

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The Fire Sprinklers of Kayabuki-no-Sato in Kyoto

Kayabuki no Sato, a small hamlet in Kyoto, is known for their traditional farmhouses with thatched roofing. Not quite as well known is the unique and innovative method they use to protect their important cultural property from fire. In order to maintain the authenticity of the landscape, officials decided to camouflage all 62 fire sprinklers […]

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A Stunning Poster for My Neighbor Totoro

We gasped when we came across this poster for the classic Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro. Admittedly, it’s a bit hard for kids to grasp at first but the poster depicts a birds-eye view of the sisters, Satsuki and Mei, pushing their way through tall grass. But the markings ahead indicate that they’re actually […]

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Art on Tuesday: Canary and Peony

This beautiful ukiyo-e was made by Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎) in 1834. It is showing a flying canary in between peonies. The rich blue background and the pastel flowers are showing an interesting effect.

Peonies are growing in Asia, Western North America and Southern Europe. They are called 恵比須草 (ebisugusa, paeonia lactiflora) in Japanese. The roots of peonies are used as traditional medicine in China. Therefore they are regarded as a traditional floral symbol of wealth and nobility, also for good luck. Canaries 金糸雀 (kanaria) are a symbol of freshness and healing energies.

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Relationship Troubles Never Get Ancient (The Ancient Magus Bride)

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“Not that long ago, the two of them seemed like a father and daughter. Now they look like a mother and son.”

Now that the anime series has concluded and the manga caught up to the anime (what an interesting twist for once, huh?), I want to talk about the relationship between The Ancient Magus Bride’s Chise Hatori and Elias Ainsworth. Yes, the allure of the two is that one’s a human girl and the other is inhuman. However, their relationship progress is similar to that of a modern-day married couple. Both characters have to deal with a challenge familiar to many couples – developing their own identities while developing each other’s identities.

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One of my favorite posts I wrote from earlier this year as I just re-read the series these past 2 weeks. There’s still a good amount of promotion for The Ancient Magus Bride as Crunchyroll gave out stuff from the series at Anime NYC 2018. This is still a brilliant tale of what happens you have signs of mental health issues and are venturing into a world of dating with those signs.

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