Here’s a new batch of Pulsations, links to fresh stories and visuals about Japan, shout-outs to fellow bloggers and highly clickable stuff that we think you might enjoy.
In no particular order . . .
Gadgets before flowers – Japanese moms reveal what they really want for Mother’s Day (from RocketNews24): Survey says that the most popular present on Mother’s Day will be a bouquet of flowers, but when moms themselves were asked what they most wanted, the results were a little different.
An Indoor Floating Forest by Sou Fujimoto (from Spoon & Tamago): Are the mirrored boxes these trees sprout from beautiful or busy?
LEGO Builder Creates Life-Sized Hatsune Miku Statue (from Kotaku): Of course, the final product is charming, but Chaos Brick’s photos documenting the process are truly fascinating.
Q&A: Disney Executive Tells of ‘Frozen’ Success in Japan (from Japan Realtime): “Frozen” fans should be happy to hear the film is doing well in Japan, too.
Traditional Japanese craft informs Jo Nagasaka’s furniture for Ichiro (from designboom): Designer and architect Jo Nagasaka came up with furniture featuring bamboo-weaving and rope-tying techniques.
A teaser trailer for upcoming Lupin III spin-off movie, “Lupin IIIrd: Jigen Daisuke no Bohyō” (“Daisuke Jigen’s Gravestone”), was released this morning. Takeshi Koike, who designed the characters and served as animation director in the 2012 TV anime “Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine” continues as the character designer and director of the movie, which features manga artist Monkey Punch’s famous thief Lupin III’s partner, Jigen, as its protagonist. The film will run in a special screening June 21-27 at the cinema Shinjuku Wald 9.