Washi

Image: Bernd Hutschenreuther Washi = decorative paper of kind traditionally handmade in Japan Headlines https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/t-magazine/japanese-paper-washi.html Wikipedia Washi Planeta.com Japan Paper

Bon Festival

Photo: Peter Thoeny, FestivalPeter writes: “Bon Odori (盆踊り) is a popular dance in Japan to celebrate the spirits of the ancestors. Last weekend we went to the San Jose Japantown to attend the Obon Matsuri (festival). A street was blocked off, and a large group was dancing in an elongated circle in the street. Kids …

Fukushima

Spotlight on Fukushima, Japan Headlines Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It’s Going To Get Worse) Fukushima’s nuclear signature found in California wine Embedded Tweets Fukushima- the largest release of radiation into the water in the history of the world. https://t.co/Y8PhdQRlcI — Zac Goldsmith (@ZacGoldsmith) October 2, 2016 Wikipedia Fukushima_(city) Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster Planeta.com …

Japan Earthquake 2011

Japan Flag Wikipedia: The Great East Japan Earthquake: The March 11, 2011 earthquake that hit the Northeast regions of Japan was not only the largest in the country’s recorded history, but it also resulted in damage spread throughout the Northeastern coast, including many rural communities now semi-isolated due to limited road access and a severe …