Here are the latest 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, they are . . .
- Hello Kitty Toilet With Pink Surprise (from Hello Kitty Hell): When we say there’s nothing that Sanrio can’t make pink and cute, we mean nothing. Rather, this blog post proves that there’s nothing they won’t try.
- To fight is human; to forecast, divine (from Ampontan): This ancient forecasting method is not exactly tarot cards . . .
- Kashiwazaki Turkish Culture Village and the psychology of nuclear power (from Spike Japan): What do the world’s largest nuclear power station, a mad bubble-era investor and a graffiti-ed Gulliver have in common? Pour yourself a cup of Turkish coffee and read on.
- Muji to GO stickers (from 8Tokyo.com): Remember that Muji to GO game we featured a little while back? Ako-san won a collection of 10 stickers, and she shows them off here.
- Japan’s Advanced Rubber Band Weaponry (from Tofugu): Japanese tourists visiting Hawaii or Los Angeles often include a trip to a shooting range, to experience that rare feeling of shooting a real live gun. They could, however, just invest in a rubber band machine-gun.
- Cute (and Maybe a Little Creepy) Legged Paper Planes (from Rocket News 24): Look! Up in the Internet! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s asshi-kun!
Spoon & Tamago highlighted an exhibition at The Open Space 2012 of Rhythmushi, a nifty little hand-drawn music app that has quietly been building a big fan base over the last two years. If you can’t make it to Shinjuku for the hands-on experience, enjoy the video demo here.