Tag Archive for Japan

A Real-life Moomin Paradise is Being Built

“Moomin” Finnish Hippo-faerie Theme Park Will Open in Japan in 2015 100 years ago, Tove Jansson, beloved creator of the Moomin series, was born. Moomin is both a comic strip and a series of books that revolves around the lives of several plump white creatures that look like hippopotamuses. The Moomins live in Moominvalley, and go on fantastic adventures with…

“I Love Cat” Kimono Obi

Ameowzing Belt for Kimono Mixes Oldschool and Newschool Japan There is an endless array of takes on kimono in the modern day — they can be elegant or sheik; modest or bold; stiff or flowing; classic or vogue. In 2015, there are kimono-influenced products all over Asia and the West. Around Japan, women step softly through the streets in either…

3 Minutes of Pure Ghibli Bliss

Thai Animators Create a Charming Video Tribute to Legendary Japanese Studio Studio Ghibli is the Disney of Japan. The famed studio has inspired legions of animators, sketchers, and dreamers alike. Countless artists can likely trace their career choice and eventual success back to a whimsical Ghibli film, the epitome of Eastern cartooning. A lovable, mythical cat-beast. A sailor’s romance spoiled…