Japan-Funded Mission Sends Hello Kitty To Space

A 4-cm (1.6-inch) tall Hello Kitty figurine is seen under a scrolling display in front of a window of the Hodoyoshi-3 satellite

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I’m sure you’ve heard about how Japan sent the most popular kawaii feline into outer-space in a government-funded mission.  I started hearing about this last month.  Since I’m a cat lover and a long-time Hello Kitty fan, I can’t help but feel proud about this story.  I feel so inspired.  If this stationary stuffed figure got the chance to explore space, certainly anyone can do it, right?  As long as you’re kawaii enough to appeal to a massive audience, I’m sure that some government will fund a mission to send you to space.  Here is an excerpt taken from Reuters regarding this news:

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Artist Igarashi Megumi Arrested For Vagina Artwork

Browsing through one of my favourite blogs, Spoon & Tamago, I came across yet another fascinating and intriguing post titled “Japanese Artist Megumi Igarashi Arrested for 3D Printed Artwork Based on Her Vagina (nsfw)”.  With a title like that, who would pass up this kind of post?  I was expecting myself to be surprised, but honestly I’m not.  I’m even surprised at myself for not feeling more surprised.  It’s just that I’ve encountered weirder stuff than this.

Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi was arrested on Monday for sending 3D modeling data of her vagina. She’s accused of distribution of obscene material electronically, but has denied all charges saying “I do not acknowledge that (the work) is an obscenity.” A petition has already been set up to protest the charges, which represent a double-standard in a country which sanctions an annual penis festival and is also disturbingly behind by almost any international pornography standard.
-excerpt from “Japanese Artist Megumi Igarashi Arrested for 3D Printed Artwork Based on Her Vagina (nsfw)”, Spoon & Tamago

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It’s Your First Birthday, Too, Mom!

This Pamper’s Japan commercial has been circulating within the Japan-themed blogging community for almost a month now.  Every time I watch it, I couldn’t help my eyes from tearing up.  I’ve wanted to share it here at fujinsei the first time I watched it, but it’s only now that I’m actually doing it.  This is thanks to fellow blogger creativechump who encouraged me to share it.  He also posted about this touching commercial in a post titled “A tear-jerking tribute to moms.”  So thank you, creativechump.

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HAJIMARI NO KAZE: A Beautiful Song & Story

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Hajimari no Kaze (始まりの風 / Wind of Beginning) by Hirahara Ayaka-san (平原 綾香) is one of my most favourite songs ever.  It is so beautiful, both music and lyrics, that tears just start to well up in my eyes whenever I listen to it.  Hirahara-san‘s voice is just perfect for the song: warm and serene.

This song is the first opening theme song of the equally beautiful anime Saiunkoku Monogatari (彩雲国物語 / Tale of the Coloured Cloud Kingdom).  The song just fits the theme of the anime so perfectly.  I love it!

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Just Awake: The Heavy Metal in HUNTERxHUNTER (2011)

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I LOVE HUNTERxHUNTER!  I love the manga.  I love both of the first and the current anime adaptations.  I just wish that Togashi-sensei would make it a priority to draw and finish the series, but I digress.  This post is about one of my favourite theme songs in the anime, Just Awake by Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Totally badass!

楽しんで下さい。


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