Samurai sword fight against shadows

Article: Samurai sword fight against shadows

Check out this samurai performer fighting a horde of shadows. Also: worst audience ever. That is one tough crowd to impress.

Internet abuzz about Japanese music video

Article: Internet abuzz about Japanese music video

This deceptively lo-fi video is too spectacular to bury in my weekly Friday music video round up and the blogosphere is currently freaking out about its brilliance. It’s a crowd sourced music video for Hibi no Neiro (“Tone of Everyday”) by Japanese band Sour that uses webcam footage from fans which is then stitched together…

Hayao Miyazaki's PONYO

Article: Hayao Miyazaki's PONYO

I’m a big fan of Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, a “modern day Walt Disney.” SPIRITED AWAY and HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE blew me away with their fantastical stories and brilliant animation. So I was excited, along with many others on the Interwebs, at viewing the trailer for his latest effort, PONYO ON THE CLIFF BY THE…

Talk dirty to me–in Japanese.

Article: Talk dirty to me–in Japanese.

Is your pillow talk growing stale? Do you long for some new phrases to spice up your conversations between the sheets? Why not add a little Japanese flavor to your carnal acts?

Amazing Tokyo time-lapse

Article: Amazing Tokyo time-lapse

In this gorgeous ad for the watch company Citizen, buildings implode and explode, lights dance in complex arrays, and shadows engulf entire parks. The ad was created by the Japanese agency WOW for a watch- and jewelry-industry trade show called Baselworld.