Japanese language & culture enthousiast from Amsterdam
Everybody has a hobby. Some people enjoy listening to records. Others collect baseball cards. If you read Kotaku, chances are that your hobby is video games.
“Walk With Us - The Story of Harajuku Fashion Walk”
- a fun short documentary about the Harajuku Fashion Walk, featuring interviews with several of the organizers as well as lots of colorful video from the walk itself.
Advanced chopsticks usage
New video by LITE
Japanese Spiderman! - Giant robots! Bad guys! Subtitles!
Survive Style 5+ (2004)
Maru & small boxes. And Nijntje.
Akihabara Majokko Princess
Kirsten Dunst looking very kawaii in Akihabara, choreographed by Takashi Murakami.
Solaris full Tokyo highway scene
Enter the void title sequence
Cool and informative article about the frantic & psychotic title sequence for Gaspar Noe’s “Enter The Void”. Quentin Tarantino called it “one of the greatest in cinema history” and it showcases many types of typography, motion design and Japanese characters in a rapid fire tempo.
Read the article here
Inception (2010) + Paprika (2006)
Cat soup (ねこぢる草 Nekojiru-So)
Surreal, dreamlike, hallucinatory and starring two cute kittens. A mindbending animation directed by Tatsuo Sato and animation direction by Masaaki Yuasa, director of the superb “Mindgame”. Make yourself a cup of tea and take a quiet moment to enjoy this unique animation based on the work of manga artist Nekojiru.
Watch it in three parts on youtube here, and then buy the DVD :
Part 1 : http://youtu.be/mH5sacgeY5Q
Part 2 : http://youtu.be/nEUnB54uM-4
Part 3 : http://youtu.be/h-9QVlkP0bU
Motorcycle powered by poop
Japanese toilet maker Toto has just unveiled a poo-powered motorcycle. According to a statement on Toto’s website the motorcyle unfortunately won’t run on human poo and will most likely not be commercially available.