Indie Anime “a reflection of one’s mind”

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An indie animated cartoon “a reflection of one’s mind” produced as the work which was a graduate from Tama University of Arts became the topic.

It is the work which the girl who has injured a classmate from a quarrel drew making up with  the girl of the partner.


The voice of many impressions was put in the work which had high completeness that close direction was given in a tasteful pattern.

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Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route

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The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine (pronounced “Alpen”) Route is known as the “Roof of Japan”. The route passes through the dynamic scenery of Mt. Tateyama in the Japan Alps. It is traversed using a variety of vehicles with an elevation change of 2400 meters from Toyama Prefecture to Nagano Prefecture.

 

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    The operating period for 2015 is as follows,

  • Full route (Dentetsu Toyama – Shinano Omachi) April 16th to November 30th,2015
  • Partial route (Dentetsu Toyama – Midagahara) April 10th to 15th,2015
  • The route is closed from December 1st to April 9th.

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Shiba Inu Baby

The Shiba Inu (柴犬) is the smallest of the six original and distinct spitz breeds of dog from Japan. A small, agile dog that copes very well with mountainous terrain, the Shiba Inu was originally bred for hunting. It looks similar to and is often mistaken for other Japanese dog breeds like the Akita Inu or Hokkaido, but the Shiba Inu is a different breed with a distinct blood line, temperament and smaller size than other Japanese dog breeds.(Wikipedia)

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March 3 is a day of the girls : Hinamatsuri

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Hinamatsuri (雛祭り Hina-matsuri), also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, is a special day in Japan. Hinamatsuri is celebrated each year on March 3. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形 hina-ningyō) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.

 

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Origin and customs
The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period. Formerly, people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits. Hinamatsuri traces its origins to an ancient Japanese custom called hina-nagashi (雛流し, lit. “doll floating”), in which straw hina dolls are set afloat on a boat and sent down a river to the sea, supposedly taking troubles or bad spirits with them. The Shimogamo Shrine (part of the Kamo Shrine complex in Kyoto) celebrates the Nagashibina by floating these dolls between the Takano and Kamo Rivers to pray for the safety of children. People have stopped doing this now because of fishermen catching the dolls in their nets. They now send them out to sea, and when the spectators are gone they take the boats out of the water and bring them back to the temple and burn them.


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The customary drink for the festival is shirozake, a sake made from fermented rice. A colored hina-arare, bite-sized crackers flavored with sugar or soy sauce depending on the region, and hishimochi, a diamond-shaped colored rice cake, are served. Chirashizushi (sushi rice flavored with sugar, vinegar, topped with raw fish and a variety of ingredients) is often eaten. A salt-based soup called ushiojiru containing clams still in the shell is also served. Clam shells in food are deemed the symbol of a united and peaceful couple, because a pair of clam shells fits perfectly, and no pair but the original pair can do so.

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Families generally start to display the dolls in February and take them down immediately after the festival. Superstition says that leaving the dolls past March 4 will result in a late marriage for the daughter.

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Placement
The Kantō region and Kansai region have different placement orders of the dolls from left to right, but the order of dolls per level is the same.

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The term for the platform in Japanese is hina dan (雛壇). The layer of covering is called dankake (段掛) or simply hi-mōsen (緋毛氈), a red carpet with rainbow stripes at the bottom.

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Wikipedia

Event infomation : www.crossroadfukuoka.jp/en/
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DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme 3 : Game

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New game of Koei Tecmo, “DEAD OR ALIVE Xtreme 3”. You play various games with nine beautiful women and can enjoy it.

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CV: Mai Aizawa
Age: 18 years old
Height: 147cm
Three sizes: B74 / W56 / H78
A blood type: Type AB
An occupation: Servant
A hobby: The thing which likes sewing, slasher movie viewing
A favorite thing: Princess Cake
A color to like: Dark blu

 

Honoka

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CV: Ai Nonaka
Age: 18 years old
Height: 150cm
Three sizes: B99 / W58 / H91
A blood type: Type AB
An occupation: Student
A hobby: Bath, professional wrestling watching games, fight movie viewing
A favorite thing: Whip cream puff

 

Kasumi

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CV: Hoko Kuwasima
Age: 19 years old
Height: 158cm
Three sizes: B89 / W54 / H85
A blood type: Type A
An occupation: Nukenin
A hobby: Fortune-telling
A favorite thing: Millefeuille of the strawberry
A favorite color: Cerise

 

Cocoro

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CV: Ayako Kawasumi
Age: 19 years old
Height: 158cm
Three sizes: B90 / W55 / H87
A blood type: Type A
An occupation: Maiko and the student
A hobby: Piano
A favorite thing: A color to like boiled peas with honey and beanjam, sweet adzuki soup with pieces of rice cake
A favorite color: Mandarin orange color

 

Ayane

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CV: Wakana Yamazaki
Age: 18 years old
Height: 157cm
Three sizes: B93 / W54 / H84
A blood type: Type AB
An occupation: Kunoichi
A hobby: Beauty treatment salon
A favorite thing: Marrons glaces
A favorite color: Bluish purple

 

 

Nyotengu

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CV: Akemi Sato
Age: 1,018 years old of the terrestrial world
Height: 172cm
Three sizes: B93 / W58 / H88
A blood type: Ignorance
An occupation: Ignorance
A hobby: Ignorance
A favorite thing: Steamed bun
A favorite color: Jet black

 

 

Momiji

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CV: Yuko Minaguchi
Age: 21 years old
Height: 161cm
Three sizes: B92 / W58 / H88
A blood type: Type A
An occupation: Medium of the dragon, Kunoichi
A hobby: Knitting, reading
A favorite thing: Sushi, yokan
A favorite color: Crimson

 

Hitomi

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CV: Yui Horie
Age: 20 years old
Height: 160cm
Three sizes: B90 / W58 / H85
A blood type: O-type
An occupation: The empty-handed instructor hobby and the student
A hobby: Dish
A favorite thing: Zahatorte

 

 

Helena

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CV: Yuka Koyama
Age: 23 years old
Height: 170cm
Three sizes: B90 / W56 / H86
A blood type: Type AB
An occupation: DOATEC commander-in-chief
A hobby: Pet dog walking
A favorite thing: Blancmange
A favorite color: Pearl white


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Top 10 Movies from Japan

 

“WatchMojo.com” has become a hot topic to the public the “Japan movie Top 10”.

10 . My Neighbor Totoro

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My Neighbor Totoro (Japanese: となりのトトロ Hepburn: Tonari no Totoro) is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed byHayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film – which stars the voice actors Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, and Hitoshi Takagi – tells the story of the two young daughters (Satsuki and Mei) of a professor and their interactions with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. The film won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize and the Mainichi Film Award and Kinema Junpo Award for Best Film in 1988. It also received the Special Award at the Blue Ribbon Awards in the same year.


The film was released on VHS and laserdisc in the United States by Tokuma Japan Communications’ US subsidiary in 1993 under the title My Friend Totoro. In 1988, Streamline Pictures produced an exclusive dub for use on transpacific flights by Japan Airlines. Troma Films, under their 50th St. Films banner, distributed the dub of the film co-produced by Jerry Beck. It was released on VHS and DVD by Fox Video. Troma’s and Fox’s rights to this version expired in 2004. The film was re-released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 7, 2006 and by Madmanon March 15, 2006. It features a new dub cast. This DVD release is the first version of the film in the United States to include both Japanese and English language tracks, as Fox did not have the rights to the Japanese audio track for their version.

The movie and its titular character, Totoro, have become cultural icons. My Neighbor Totoro ranked #41 in Empire magazine’s “The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema” in 2010. A list of the greatest animated films compiled by Terry Gilliam in Time Out ranked the film number 1. A similar list compiled by the editors of Time Out ranked the film number 3. The character made multiple cameo appearances in a number of Studio Ghibli films and video games and is recognized as one of the most popular characters in Japanese animation. Totoro was ranked 24th on IGN’s top 25 anime characters.

9 . Tokyo Story

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Tokyo Story (東京物語 Tōkyō Monogatari) is a 1953 Japanese drama film directed by Yasujirō Ozu. It tells the story of an aging couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their grown children. The film contrasts the behavior of their children, who are too busy to pay them much attention, and their widowed daughter-in-law, who treats them with kindness. It is widely regarded as Ozu’s masterpiece and is often cited as one of the greatest films ever made.

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KITAKARO KAITAKU OKAKI : HOKKAIDO

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Okaki is traditional japanese snack. “Hokkaido Kaitaku Okaki” , there are a variety of taste, will be very pleasing to souvenir. If you go on a trip to Hokkaido, it is recommended that you go to buy “Hokkaido Kaitaku Okaki”.

 

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You can buy them in the souvenir shop, such as airports.

 

Erimo kelp taste

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Scallops taste

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Matsumae squid taste

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Autumn salmon taste

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Kojyohama cod roe taste ( NEW )

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Website : www.kitakaro.com/









Tōdai-ji is a Buddhist temple complex : Nara

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Tōdai-ji ( Eastern Great Temple), is a Buddhist temple complex, that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan. Its Great Buddha Hall (Daibutsuden?), houses the world’s largest bronze statue of the BuddhaVairocana, known in Japanese simply as Daibutsu. The temple also serves as the Japanese headquarters of theKegon school of Buddhism. The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara”, together with seven other sites including temples, shrines and places in the city of Nara. Deer, regarded as messengers of the gods in the Shinto religion, roam the grounds freely.

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History

Roots

Record of temple lands in Echizen Province in 757 (ICP); as head of the national network of Provincial Temples, Tōdai-ji’s privileges included a large network of tax-exempt estates.

The beginning of building a temple where the Tōdai-ji complex sits today can be dated to 728, when Emperor Shōmu established Kinshōsen-ji as an appeasement for Prince Motoi , his first son with his Fujiwara clan consort Kōmyōshi. Prince Motoi died a year after his birth.

During the Tenpyō era, Japan suffered from a series of disasters and epidemics. It was after experiencing these problems that Emperor Shōmuissued an edict in 741 to promote the construction of provincial temples throughout the nation. Tōdai-ji (still Kinshōsen-ji at the time) was appointed as the Provincial temple of Yamato Province and the head of all the provincial temples. With the alleged coup d’état by Nagaya in 729, an outbreak ofsmallpox around 735–737, worsened by consecutive years of poor crops, then followed by a rebellion led by Fujiwara no Hirotsugu in 740, the country was in a chaotic position. Emperor Shōmu had been forced to move the capital four times, indicating the level of instability during this period.

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That man came back : Kamen Rider 1





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Kamen Rider 1 (Kamen Raidā Ichigō) is a 2016 Japanese film, produced to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Kamen Rider Series and is part of Toei’s “Super Hero Year” project.

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Takeshi Hongo (Hiroshi Fujioka), a man transformed by the evil Shocker organization into a cyborg warrior who defected to become Kamen Rider 1, has spent the remainder of his life fighting Shocker as it appears around the world. Forty-five years since his transformation, he has returned to Japan once more to recruit Takeru Tenkuji (Shun Nishime), Kamen Rider Ghost, and Makoto Fukami (Ryosuke Yamamoto), Kamen Rider Specter, in order to help him protect a girl who seems to be crucial to Shocker’s plans to resurrect Ambassador Hell. However, the years have not been kind to Hongo, whose cyborg body has become weaker. They must also contend with another evil organization claiming to be Shocker known as Nova Shocker (Noba Shokkā). Will this be the final chapter in the story of Takeshi Hongo? Or will it be the prologue of a brand new legend?

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Wikipedia

Official website

Photo from : Youtube

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Chihayafuru The Movie

 

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Do you know “Competitive karuta”? “Chihayafuru” is a youth drama that draw a high school student with a passion to competitive karuta.


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Chihayafuru is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu, serialised in Be Love and published by Kodansha. It is about a school girl, Chihaya Ayase, who is inspired by a new classmate to take up Hyakunin Isshu karuta competitively. It has been adapted into an anime television series, which aired on Nippon Television and Crunchyroll between October 2011 and March 2012. A second season aired between January and June 2013. A live action film adaptation will be produced.


The manga has won the Manga Taishō Award and the Kodansha Manga Award. Since its fourth volume was released in March 2009, it has regularly appeared on the Japanese Comic Ranking chart, and in August 2011 was estimated to have sold over 4.5 million copies. Its popularity has boosted the profile of competitive karuta in Japan.

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Plot

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