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Guidance from Afar-The inspired art and life of Julliena Okah

Most artists are encouraged to pursue their craft, their dream, their vision, by family members or by teachers in school.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Star Online

Lovingly hand-stitched by Takaokaya

To pep up a 95-year-old futon business, a Kyoto company injects a modern twist into the good ol' zabuton, aka floor cushions.

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Hedonistica

5-Foot Japanese Giant Salamander Goes For A Stroll

This is a shot of the Japanese Giant Salamander that was spotted going for a stroll on the bank of the Kamogawa River in Kyoto.

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The Bell Flower Zen Garden of Tentoku-in, Kyoto.

Bell flowers are called kikyA in Japanese and the Tentoku-in temple is famous for them.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Japan Times

Can Japan's democracy survive Abe's designs?

Sunday shoppers in Tokyo could be forgiven for wondering if they had been transported to Tibet or Myanmar as a man climbed atop a pedestrian crosswalk, voiced his reason to the crowd via megaphone and set himself ablaze.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Kyoto Shimbun News

Turning Point Year for Gion Festival

The Gion Festival, one of Japan's three major festivals, kicked off on July 1. This year, the "Ato-matsuri," or the latter festival, is being revived on July 24 for the first time in 49 years, so the "Yamahoko Junko" float procession will parade through central Kyoto City for two days, on both that day and on July 17 for the "Saki-matsuri," or the ... (more)

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SciFi Japan

Time Trip App Premieres July 18th

In 1868, time traveling school teacher Mikako Kawabe amazes the Shogun's Navy Commissioner, Katsu Kaishu , with 2014 technology.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

An 11-day trek takes hikers from Kyoto to Tokyo

Walk Japan's guided 11-day Nakasendo Way walking tour is about $4,085 per person and includes accommodation for 10 nights, breakfasts and dinners, baggage transfers and entrance fees.

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NEWS.com.au

From young schoolgirl to a real-life Geisha

WHAT does it take to join Japan's oldest sisterhood? A young woman explains why she left her life in New Zealand to train as a Geisha in Kyoto, Japan.

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Bangkok Post

Bangkok dropped from Top 10

Bangkok has lost its top spot and dropped entirely from the Top 10 of the world's best cities to visit in a poll based on the survey of Travel + Leisure magazine readers.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Korea Herald

Will Japan's democracy survive Abe?

Sunday shoppers in Tokyo could be forgiven for wondering if they had been transported to Tibet or Myanmar as a man climbed atop a pedestrian crosswalk, voiced his reason to the crowd via megaphone and set himself ablaze.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Bangkok Post

Kyoto the best city, Bangkok slips

The ancient Japanese capital of Kyoto, famed for its historical landmarks, has been ranked the best city in the world for 2014 by readers of the US magazine Travel + Leisure, but Bangkok has slipped from favour.

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The Drinks Business

Japan: the land of the rising sun

Japan is full of traditions, and of contrasts too! Tokyo is the ultimate example of this.

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The Star Online

Nendo turns cooking utensils into contemporary lampshades

Japanese design label Nendo has unveiled a set of lampshades inspired by the traditional wire netting cooking utensils that have been used by Kyoto artisans and chefs for over a thousand years.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

War Is A Crime

Pay No Attention to the Apocalypse Behind the Curtain

Thank you to Bruce Kent and the Movement for the Abolition of War and to Veterans For Peace and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

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Mirror.co.uk

Hidden upskirt fetish shoe cameras banned as Japanese police crack down on peeping Toms

Police arrested two men in Kyoto for selling the shoe mounted cameras which let voyeurs secretly photograph the underwear of unsuspecting women Hidden shoe cameras designed to take pictures up Japanese women's skirts have been banned as cops crack down on peeping Toms.

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The Kyoto Shimbun News

Foreign Tourists Puzzled over "Japanese-style Toilets"

While the number of foreigners visiting Japan is increasing, the Japanese-style toilets of public restrooms have become a cause of trouble at sightseeing spots in Kyoto City.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Kyoto Shimbun News

"Doshisha Dai Ginjo" Launched

"Doshisha Dai Ginjo," an original sake, was created in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the voyage to the United States by Joseph Neesima, founder of Doshisha University.

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'Geisha Hunting' In Kyoto

Though geisha can be found throughout Japan, the former Imperial capital Kyoto is considered the birthplace of geisha culture.

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Mon Jun 30, 2014

Inhabitat

Nendo Transforms Traditional Kyoto Cooking Utensils into Exquisite Wire Lamps

Japanese design studio Nendo recently unveiled the basket-lamp, a lighting fixture made from 'kana-ami', the cooking utensils used for traditional Kyoto dishes.

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