Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Friends Send Me Cool Things About Japan

All of my friends know I'm obsessed with Japanese culture, so from time to time they send me links to cool Japanese things they find on the Internet.

My childhood friend Tammy sent me this one about a cafe in Japan that serves you what the previous customer ordered. It's called Ogori Cafe, ogori meaning "my treat." Interesting concept.

Fellow JapanBaller Dan forwarded me Gizmodo's tweetpics from Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. The shot of Mount Fuji is astounding.

Of course, my husband is always on the lookout for crazy posts featuring Japanese animals, and he usually finds them on Japan Probe, one of my favorite sites. Love this one: Ban-chan, the sitting dog.

The Japan Society tweeted this ESPN the Magazine article about New Orleans Saints linebacker and Super Bowl winner Scott Fujita, who was adopted by a Japanese-American man.

If you find any cool Japanese stuff, feel free to pass it along: shrinecastle@gmail.com.

2 comments:

Jade Rabbit said...

From what I've read, Ogori Cafe is no longer open. :( That's too bad because I was more than willing to make a trip to it just for the experience.

shrinecastle said...

Boo! I was thinking that I'd love to find it when I go back in September.