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Watch This Beautiful 400-Year-Old Craft Emerge Before Your Eyes.

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Everyone loves instant gratification. There’s nothing better than watching your efforts pay off immediately. While this craft isn’t exactly instant, it’s sure fun to watch. In Sendai, Japan, Yasuo Okazaki creates traditional wooden kokeshi dolls from blocks of wood. He was filmed creating a doll by tetotetote, an organization promoting traditional crafts of the Sendai area. Watch […]

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These Japanese Rice Fields Are Turned Into Works Of Intricate Art.

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Don’t worry: your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you and this isn’t the work of some very artistic aliens. These gorgeous fields exist in the small Japanese town of Inakadate, Aomori. When looking for a way to revitalize their community, the village settled on the 2,000 year old tradition of rice fields…but with a non-traditional twist. Carefully […]

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Think Your Art Skills Are Impressive? This Man Can Paint Two Portraits At Once

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As an artist, it’s incredibly easy to fall into a certain niche when it comes to your creative process. Once finding an area of expertise, it often feels impossible to step outside the proverbial box and explore new motifs, styles, or materials. After all, who doesn’t love to stick to what they know sometimes? Japanese […]

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The World’s Most Beautiful Trees And Forests Around The World

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In case you didn’t know, cherry blossom season is in full-swing! Even if your town doesn’t have an ideal climate for the beautiful blooms, you can still enjoy photos of the vibrant trees. It’s almost as good as wandering through rows and rows of them. In an effort to celebrate that spring has finally sprung, […]

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Here Are 22 Things You’ve Never Thought Of… Yet They Make So Much Sense After You See Them.

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Have you ever been day-dreaming and came up with a random thought about something obvious, yet you never thought about it before? Well, there’s an entire section of the Internet dedicated to people posting their random thoughts, ideas, and reflections. Below is a compilation of the most profound, ridiculous, hilarious, or otherwise share-worthy thoughts random […]

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Meet The Grumpier Version Of Grumpy Cat — She’s Adorably Upset All The Time

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If you don’t know about Grumpy Cat, I’m not sure where you’ve been for the past few years. You see, the silly feline has a permanently unhappy look on her face. She has more than 8 million followers on Facebook and her own comic books. She’s kind of a big deal…but you wouldn’t know it […]

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This Silly Dog Clearly Thinks He’s The Cutest Ambulance Ever.

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This dog’s reaction to hearing a Japanese ambulance siren is just too adorable. As the speeding ambulance comes to an intersection and slows down, the dog, hearing the noise of the siren, joins in with the biggest howl, keeping that high note surprisingly long! (Source: Yamato Suzuki) The dog probably just thought the Twilight Bark was […]

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Hiker tweets ‘Enjoying Mt. Ontake all alone’ 1 minute before eruption

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This person tweeted, “Enjoying Mt. Ontake all alone,” merely 1 min before the eruption. Hasn’t tweeted since then. https://t.co/kezXNmTKES — Yuri Hiranuma (@YuriHiranuma) September 27, 2014 Central Japan’s Mount Ontake erupted on Saturday morning. Many hikers were on the mountain at the time. Some were injured and some may have been killed. Here’s incredible video from […]

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Amazing Rube Goldberg Machine Powered By Light And Magnifying Glasses.

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To advertise their new fiber optics Internet connection called hikari (which means light in Japanese), Japanese Internet provider au made this really cool ad featuring a Rube Goldberg machine that is powered by nothing but light and magnifying glasses…well and gravity too, of course. A Rube Goldberg machine is an over-engineered contraption that is designed to perform […]

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10 Reasons Why The Giant Spider Crab Is The Crustacean Of Your Nightmares.

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As land dwelling mammals, we humans know that the oceans are deep, dark, and full of terrifying creatures. One of the most frightening creatures around is the Giant Spider Crab, also known as the Japanese Spider. While these bad boys aren’t are huge and scary as some crabs out there, they are still pretty darn creepy. Here […]

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