Month: December 2018

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Chindōgu: The Japanese Art of Useless Inventions

We’re made to believe that every creation has a purpose. Nothing’s created just for the sole purpose of existing. The Japanese, however, believe otherwise. There are just some things that need to be invented even when people don’t really need it. Finding it difficult to spread butter on your morning toast? There’s an invention for …

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When Art Imitates Life: Real Life Locations of Hayao Miyazaki’s Movies

Hayao Miyazaki is a screenwriter, a filmmaker, a producer, an artist, and above all, a visionary. It’s difficult to name another animator who made his mark in the industry with animated movies about moving castles and friendly witches. His whimsical style of storytelling made many viewers a loyalist. Best known for his works such as …

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