Hahaha Pyhtagora Switch is the best :’D
“Tokyo Banana (東京ばな奈) are a series of banana flavored sweets that are often considered to be the #1 souvenir of choice to be given out as gifts by friends who have recently visited Japan.” (source)
Oh I might’ve had one of these when I was in Asahikawa. A Swedish exchange student came back from his Tokyo trip and brought these with him.
Tales of “human pillars” (hitobashira) — people who were deliberately buried alive inside large-scale construction projects — have circulated in Japan since ancient times. Most often associated with castles, levees and bridges, these old legends are based on ancient beliefs that a more stable and durable structure could be achieved by sealing people inside the walls or foundation as an offering to the gods.
One of the most famous tales of construction-related human sacrifice is associated with Matsue castle (Shimane prefecture), which was originally built in the 17th century. According to local legend, the stone wall of the central tower collapsed on multiple occasions during construction. Convinced that a human pillar would stabilize the structure, the builders decided to look for a suitable person at the local Bon festival. From the crowd, they selected a beautiful young maiden who demonstrated superb Bon dancing skills. After whisking her away from the festival and sealing her in the wall, the builders were able to complete the castle without incident.
However, the maiden’s restless spirit came to haunt the castle after it was completed. According to folklorist Lafcadio Hearn, who described the castle’s curse in his 1894 work “Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan,” the entire structure would shake anytime a girl danced in the streets of Matsue, so a law had to be passed to prohibit public dancing.
nooo i actually need this
i need it
for ur jade dog tiers
Shippo tail and nekomimi ears
Japan what is even next
..I’d get this than the nekomimi ears instead omg
They were talking about this on TV few days ago… Those look cute but kinda awkward too… e_e
Marimo (毬藻) moss balls are actually a type of algae that grows spherically as it rolls in the water. Because they only grow 5mm a month, they are easy to take care of, but they are also very rare and can only be found in a few parts of the world including Japan & Iceland. Because of their rarity and beauty, a festival called Marimo Matsuri takes place every year in Hokkaido, Japan where all the marimo plants in the Lake Akanko are taken out, individually cleaned, and placed back into the water. Not only are they adorable, but they are considered a national treasure in Japan!
i have one and it sits above my desk in a round glass vase it’s kawaii
Everytime i see marimo they remind me of Marimokkuri…. e_e
meiji green tea chocolate.
GIVE THIS TO ME!!