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 . . .
- Ramen Competition on the street (from Adele Wong): What looks better than a bowl of yummy ramen? A bowl of yummy ramen meant for photographing. Blogger Adele Wong shows us how one event made sure everyone got perfect pictures of their seemingly perfectly crafted food.
- Calligraphy robot uses a Motion Copy System to reproduce detailed brushwork (from Diginfo): The ancient art form that once took decades to master can now be executed by this modern gadget without missing a beat.
- Tanaka Hisashige (from James Calbraith): Author James Calbraith follows in the steps of Google and pays tribute to this master innovator of the late Edo Period. Oh, and you have Hisashige to thank for your trusty Toshiba laptop.
- Looking for a pet-friendly apartment in Japan? Here are 7 things you should know (from Surviving in Japan): Seeking to move with pets in tow? Stephanie provides some tips on how to make the task a less painful one.
Neurowear’s wearable cat ears is now complete with the latest addition of a wearable cat tail that is controlled by brain waves. Want to express your excitement at seeing a friend but too lazy to say so? Let this nifty thing do the talking.