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Things Japanese/related to check out...

Haruki Murakami - "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle" (1995 novel)

Kazuo Ishiguro - "Never Let Me Go" (2005 novel) - "Never Let Me Go" (2010 film).

(Ang Lee is an American from Taiwan, which isn't that far from Japan. And he is a Buddhist. So.  I'm including him even though I shouldn't. He's made some pretty good movies, like: Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm, Brokeback Mountain, and, Taking Woodstock).

"Unbroken" (2014 film) - by Laura Hillenbrand (CFS; "Seabisquit"; main TAG) & Angelina Jolie

Aokigahara: "The Sea of Trees" (2015 film) - by Gus Van Sant and written by Chris Sparling

Japanese Gardens - A gift to the world!

Japan's cherry blossoms get winter makeover

Controlling Adult Japanese Beetles in the Garden

While diving off the coast of Japan, divers never expected to come across this - note: by 7000 BCe, the oceans had stopped their overwhelming rise.

One of my Favourites! - VISUALISE HERE

Cheap Trick Wants YOU!

George Takei responds to allegations of sexual abuse, …

David Suzuki

Michio Kaku


10 Contemporary Japanese Writers You Should Know

Famous Authors from Japan

Best Japanese Books (535 books) - Goodreads

Akita The Bear-Hunter!

Hachikō / Hachi: A Dog's Tale

"Hiroshima" (1946 book - by John Hersey) - main TAG

Hiroshima / Nagasaki / Fukushima - (the main tags) - Oh, ooops, look, another earthquake!

Japan - main TAG

Go ahead, add your own to the list! This post was partly inspired by meowmensteen, a geisha at Seattle's Japanese garden of creeping mimes and sleeping gnomes, also seen HERE.


meowmensteen at 2017-12-05 02:02 (UTC) (Lien)
You can find signs I was there buy the discarded Olympia beer cans. https://meowmensteen.livejournal.com/268700.html
where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2017-12-06 04:13 (UTC) (Lien)
Well that must have been a fun time. I have a post about about my night breaking into the Madison Zoo but apparently it wasn't tagged. My friend jumped in with the bears. He got arrested and his bro and I ended up opening the restaurant ourselves and making omelettes at like 4am. I think my friend got off easy because his father was in toilet paper or something important. He would later put his fist through the window of the restaurant right where I worked - but I wasn't there. I always wondered if he was mad (drunk) at me for some girl stuff.


I'm sure I've had Olympia beer although maybe that's not even technically possible. I used to collect micro-brew beer bottles as an excuse to say that I was a connoisseur, (aka, kinda-sewer).

Too bad our paths never crossed or we would definitely swam in the same circles until we got very dizzy and drowned or fallen off of buildings.

I do wonder how you feel now that your daughter is approaching that age where she might potentially burn down the Tea House again...

btw - do give me credit for my psychic ability to envision you there - I did find this... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Japanese_Garden

I still don't know why people plant boulders...

meowmensteen at 2017-12-09 01:34 (UTC) (Lien)
Oly, is not a fancy beer. It could be compared to Rainier.

It's scary how good my child is. When she was smaller she would even bring me lighters if she found them??? When I was small, lighters were pure gold and I would hide them and secretly set stuff on fire. Now days, she stays away from boys, likes to draw and play the flute. She hasn't even tried weed yet. I'd already quit smoking weed when I was her age. haha. She wont even taste my beer. I shouldn't complain. I guess I'm not sucking enough as a mom for her to feel the need to rebel against me. Yet.
where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2017-12-09 02:10 (UTC) (Lien)
We got our jollies from Huber beer. This was a trashy beer we laughed about, but fucking better than Miller, etc. They did produce a really good beer called Berghoff. Both of these names have coincidental allusions to Hitler and the NAZIs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Huber_Brewing_Company

Your daughter is hilarious making me do the happy dance yet also terrifying.

Is this just because everyone is different? Or did something weird happen? A lot of times, kids resemble one of their grandparents. Frankly, if I were you, I would prefer that over the prospect that your daughter is opposed to everything you value because there is some kind of sublimated war going on.

I do think this is funny and sweet. I think you are so lucky to be allowed to burn out without having another lighter punk following you around setting off firecrackers, etc.
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