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 . . .
A pool transformed into a shop in Aoyama (from Spoon & Tamago): Hiroshi Fujiwara turned an empty old swimming pool into a fashion boutique with the help of architect Nobuo Araki.
Why is Kirby always angry? Nintendo explains (from GameSpot): Kirby’s selling point in Japan may be his cuteness, but “Kirby: Triple Deluxe” director Shinya Kumazaki says the U.S. seems to like him tougher.
Yamazaki Kentaro’s Unfinished House offers little privacy to residents (from dezeen): Open spaces are nice, but take a look at the photos and see if you would want to live in a house this open.
Tokyo’s Rainbow Week Kick’s Off (from japanese streets): A fun collection of photos from the events in Yoyogi Park.
A brief history of Japanese girls’ rock (from RocketNews24): From Princess Princess to Scandal (but somehow missing Tsushimamire), you can sample Japanese girls’ rock via this collection of YouTube videos.
Even if you’re a pretty powerful Pokémaster, you may not know all the trivia BuzzFeed collected in their video “How Well Do You Know Pokemon?”