Japan’s Tanbo Art More Amazing Than Ever

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Japanese have been marvelling at the quality of the latest tanbo (rice field) art, with designs more intricate and complex than ever.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 23, 2011 12:35

    and copyright infringement apparently!... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 23, 2011 11:14

    Yeah man I love deadmau5 but is this the same mouse that we talking about... just asking..... More


Serene Desolation in Japan’s Mountains

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Yet another visitor to Japan’s multitude of abandoned mountain places provides a haunting photographic record of a village as it is slowly reclaimed by the forest from which it was hewn.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 15, 2011 12:04

    That's such a beautiful site for a photoshoot. Sad, there aren't any roads. It would totally fit the older generation Japanese cars. :(... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 5, 2011 01:11

    damn that place is creepy... More


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An intrepid 2ch inhabitant has paid a visit to a long abandoned Japanese village deep in the mountains, sharing some fascinating images of its battle with nature, a battle which seems to be going quite badly at times.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 10, 2012 14:30

    Sorry for being over a year late to finding this, but pic 21 shows a phone book that says "Taga town phone book", and the year "Heisei 18", or 2007. So it had phone service... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 28, 2012 10:25

    From the looks of it, our world is one of Rika's abandoned worlds.... More


Inaka Idol

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An idol reposing amidst the straw of a barn, an unusually bucolic choice of setting for an idol.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 14, 2010 05:42

    Sadly, it looks like a real barn. She's lying on a table in a barn, I think. I grew up on a dairy farm. No way at all would I ever lay down in... More

  • MechaTama31 commented on July 20, 2009 13:17

    Apparently he wants to kill all lesbians?... More


Tower of Mystery

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This image (which needless to say is not from April 1st) seems to show the most high density country dwelling conceivable; if it is not a Photoshop, urban planners and realtors will have had much explaining to do…

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  • Anonymous commented on April 24, 2015 06:16

    Do you not see all those blue fences completely blocking our view of the ground level? Who knows what's concealed behind that. Five miles of parking lots, for all we know.... More

  • starsplash commented on May 8, 2012 00:16

    This is very common in China actually... More


Anime is Rare in Japan

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Japan may be host to the world’s most vibrant visual culture complex, but all areas do not share equally in this bounty. In fact, outside the likes of Tokyo and Osaka, there are vast areas of the country where anime begins and ends with Doraemon and Naruto.

2ch analyses the subject in the ranking you see below:

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  • Wallace Hunter commented on May 9, 2011 01:08

    I don't think 90 percent of non-kiddie shows were unabashed pedo wank-fuel back in the 90s.... More

  • Anonymous commented on January 13, 2011 02:56

    The problem with the DVD approach lies with the fact that Japanese region DVDs are considerably more expensive than DVDs here. While in America, anime dvds cost $20-30, the Japanese counterparts are about $50 a... More


Army Boot Camp for Hikikomori & NEETs

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The ruling LDP is contemplating a plan which would see hikikomori, NEETs, the unemployed and other undesirables bundled off to army boot camps to learn such useful trades as tree felling and ditch digging.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 17, 2012 07:17

    Then again, look on the bright side. Moe's ability to be used also as military propaganda (think of all the mecha musume, Strike Witches and such) sure helps a lot. We need to convince those hikikomoris,... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 28, 2012 13:39

    So basically 90% of "otakus" in japan...... More


Incest Inaka Dialect Moe Eroge: “Inaka de Shiyou! 2”

田舎でシよう!2 博多編 / Inaka de Shiyou! 2 Hakata-ben Version

A novel, and rather entertaining and well executed doujin eroge which may be of interest has just had its demo version released; 田舎でシよう!2 博多編 / Inaka de Shiyou! 2 Hakata-ben Version (Let’s do it in the country!) is based on the novel (if we ignore the fact that it is a sequel) premise of “hougen moe”, that is to say “dialect moe”.

In this case the dialect spoken by the young ladies (actually the protagonist’s little sisters…) is Hakata-ben, a folksy (to Tokyo Japanese at least) variant spoken in part of Fukuoka (Kyushu). The game is fully voiced, and the subtitles are in standard Japanese, so it is rather interesting to listen to, and easily understood from the subtitles (even native Japanese have much difficulty with these kind of dialects).

The art does not disappoint either, as you can see below.

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  • Anonymous commented on December 5, 2012 16:35

    I basically need I could run antiques like I install pretty. For ones existing age location it its own developing more and more difficult to very much allow in and out rrn the athletics automobile.... More

  • Anonymous commented on December 1, 2009 18:22

    Wow this was cool the art was not bad and the last 2 pics make me lol.... More


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