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nannaia:

Fashion of Black Teeth in Old Japan

A Yedo chemist’s recipe for black teeth dye from Tales of Old Japan by A.B. Mitford (1871):

"Take three pints of water, and, having warmed it, add half a teacupful of wine. Put into this mixture a quantity of red-hot iron; allow it to stand for five or six days, when there will be a scum on the top of the mixture, which should then be poured into a small teacup and placed near a fire. When it is warm, powdered gallnuts and iron filings should be added to it, and the whole should be warmed again. The liquid is then painted on to the teeth by means of a soft feather brush, with more powdered gallnuts and iron, and, after several applications, the desired colour will be obtained." (Mitford 203)

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Japan hotel and temple join forces to offer gay and lesbian weddings
Draped in wedding kimonos, standing in a Zen temple built in the 1590s, gay and lesbian couples have a new option for a commitment ceremony in Japan
ACCORDING to the Deputy Head Priest at Shunkoin Temple, Japanese buddhism Does not Have anything Against Homosexuality (source: Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese)) - cool :)
More Details at: Japan National Tourism Organization GAY STAR NEWS

Japan hotel and temple join forces to offer gay and lesbian weddings

Draped in wedding kimonos, standing in a Zen temple built in the 1590s, gay and lesbian couples have a new option for a commitment ceremony in Japan

ACCORDING to the Deputy Head Priest at Shunkoin Temple, Japanese buddhism Does not Have anything Against Homosexuality (source: Mainichi Shimbun (in Japanese)) - cool :)

More Details at: Japan National Tourism Organization GAY STAR NEWS

Posted 3 weeks ago

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i-love-asian-food:

animemangadaisuki:

Water Cake

A Japanese bakery, Kinseiken Seika, is cooking up a storm and it’s getting all over the world wide web.

The dessert they are cooking up is the mizu shingen mochi and it is a rice cake that is made out of… you guessed it water from the Japanese Alps.

A Tweet from a customer said that the dessert “has a pleasant natural sweetness… (and) goes incredibly smoothly down your throat.” 

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Water Cake-As Requested

Posted 1 month ago

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travelry:

The most beautiful cat cafe I have been to. It’s called Temari no Ouchi (Temari’s house) in Tokyo, Japan. The soft music and ambience feels like you are in a Studio Ghibli film. Had to take the Japan Railway there, but was totally worth the extra trip, & unlike the central Tokyo cat cafes, this one has no time limit, so feels totally relaxed. Several girls were even sleeping there amongst the cats.

Posted 3 months ago

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tokyo-fashion:

fuckyeahjapanandkorea:

Cherry Blossoms at Nakameguro, Tokyo - 目黒川の桜

Love these GIFs, just wish there was a link to the YouTube video for those who want to see the whole thing. :-)

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littlemisspaintbrush:

Part 1 of my drawings for Japan Lover Me's  Kakkoii month last December 2013! ♥

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ninetail-fox:

a hakama (a Japanese skirt for formal wear) ,Fujisawa

ninetail-fox:

a hakama (a Japanese skirt for formal wear) ,Fujisawa

Posted 4 months ago

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burntloaferings:

morbi:

zephyres:

がしゃどくろ

The Gashadokuro are such a cool folklore concept.
My favorite thing is this idea that they somehow are able to silently stalk people despite being almost 100-foot tall skeletons, because no one looks up.

Gashadokuro aka the starving skeletons are the reanimated and combined bones of the victims of starvation. Up to a hundred feet tall, they are heralded by the sound of bells ringing in the ears of their victims. They reach down from above to capture people and bit their heads off. The Gashadokuro haunt the darkness after midnight.

burntloaferings:

morbi:

zephyres:

がしゃどくろ

The Gashadokuro are such a cool folklore concept.

My favorite thing is this idea that they somehow are able to silently stalk people despite being almost 100-foot tall skeletons, because no one looks up.

Gashadokuro aka the starving skeletons are the reanimated and combined bones of the victims of starvation. Up to a hundred feet tall, they are heralded by the sound of bells ringing in the ears of their victims. They reach down from above to capture people and bit their heads off. The Gashadokuro haunt the darkness after midnight.

Posted 8 months ago

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Posted 8 months ago

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Posted 9 months ago

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jasperjamesphotography:

Tokyo Neck

Posted 9 months ago

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There’s a resort in Japan located on a mountain peak from where you can see a sea of clouds floating below you

did-you-kno:

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Located in Japan’s Tomamu Resort,  on the island of Hokkaido, the Unkai Terrace is a unique scenic spot perched high atop a mountain peak that is often above the clouds, offering tourists breathtaking views of the white, fluffy sea beneath them.

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Posted 9 months ago

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