Tuesday, April 29, 2008

truck, island & actor

I got these up on Sunday but am just getting around to this announcement.

decotora (decorated truck)

- After getting The Art Trucks of Japan I just had to do an entry on decotora, in fact had been wanting to do one for some time but had no reputable and cite-able sources.


- Since I did an entry last week for the Iriomote yamaneko I figured I better do one on the island itself.

Sugawara Bunta

- And of course you can't really do an entry on decotora without being tempted to do an entry on Sugawara Bunta, who by the way has a character in an anime based on him and even does voice acting.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Yaro Art!

I'm currently reading, well more like looking at the pictures of a new book from DH Publishing.

The Art Trucks of Japan

A fun book. I only wish it had more pictures of older trucks from the 1970s on. But still cool, with great nighttime shots.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Survivors, kitty and Kita

This week I include an entry for Iriomote yamaneko thanks to a suggestion from Captain Nerd in the discussion of this blog in rec.arts.anime and rec.arts.manga.

Thanks Cap'n.

hibakusha (atomic bomb survivors)

Iriomote yamaneko (Iriomote wildcat)


Monday, April 14, 2008

Sara's occupation. mature woman stuff and a wet way

This week I add entries for:

goze (blind female singers) - Sara's occupation in Samurai Shamploo

redikomi (ladies' comics) - this one a general entry for Japanese terminology.

Tamagawa - another Tokyo related geographical entry.