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 . . .
Bird’s Eye View Maps of Cartographer Hatsusaburo Yoshida (from Spoon & Tamago): Google celebrated the hard-working map-maker’s birthday with a doodle homage.
Tokyo luxury hotel offering special Galaxy Express 999 anime guestroom (from RocketNews24): Spend a night surrounded by artwork featuring Maetel and other characters at Hotel Grand Pacific Le Daiba.
渡辺おさむのフェイク・クリーム・アート (from JDN Station): Osamu Watanabe invites you into his world of “fake cream art” in the exhibition “Sweet Sentiments.” Animals, tea sets and more are sculpted to look as though they’re made out of cookies and cream.
cuboid house in kitakarasuyama by mizuishi architect atelier (from designboom): Kota Mizuishi’s house is designed to balance openness and privacy.
A History of Video Game Consoles, In Japanese Commercials (from Kotaku): Do you remember the Cassette Vision Jr.? Explore the history of consumer console gaming from the beginning to present day via this YouTube collection.
Hello Kitty Teams Up With Playboy For A New Kind of Cute Sexy (from Anime News Network): Bow meets bunny ears when Hello Kitty dons fishnet stockings to blow playboys a kiss.
Hina Matsuri (Girl’s Day) came and went (March 3) but Chika’s overview and cute hand-made hinadan is a must-see for those interested in Japanese culture. If you want to practice your Japanese listening skills, check out her bilingual lesson.