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Thom Yorke in Undercover

It’s no secret I’m a fan of Jun Takahashi’s creations, be it under his Undercover label or the unmatched technical-wear from the Gyakusou collaboration with Nike. His unique approach merges aesthetic and functionality as few others, often tweaking otherwise ordinary garments. For Undercover’s latest lookbook, named “Season #1″, Takahashi tapped none other than Radiohead’s Thom Yorke to sport his pieces while cruising Japanese backgrounds.

nepetafuckingleijon  asked:

I have a DnD character made for an Ancient Japan/Steampunk campaign. She's an automaton with a soul so she can feel emotions and talk. She has a very cutesy and childlike design. Her owner, a street performer and thief, did this intentionally so she could be used to distract people while they were pickpocketed. I want her closely resemble a doll, but would it be bad to base her design off traditional Japanese dolls (such as bunraku, karakuri, or ichimatsu) or give her kabuki-inspired face paint?

Japanese followers, your opinions are most welcome!

Reminder: Japanese folks responses only.

Why we Ask for Japanese Feedback Only on Japanese Q’s

[ARTICLE] BLACKPINK Goes on the Cover of GQ Japan for the First Time as Female Act

[텐아시아=김수경 기자] For the first time as a female act, BLACKPINK makes it on the cover of GQ Japan.

On October 13, GQ Japan released the cover of its December edition that features BLACKPINK. It’s the first time that a female act appeared in the cover in the magazine’s history.  

GQ Japan is the Japanese version of the world-renowned magazine GQ. So far, top stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, David Beckham, and Ferrell Williams featured on the magazine’s cover.  

GQ Japan commented, “The theme of our December edition is the idol groups of today, and it’s very meaningful that BLACKPINK is our cover model. You can definitely expect to see a new side of BLACKPINK.”

BLACKPINK released a self-titled mini-album in Japan in August. The album topped Oricon’s daily and weekly charts as well as the Tower Record chart. BLACKPINK is the third foreign act to take the No.1 spot on Oricon’s weekly charts with the debut album.

Meanwhile, BLACKPINK is carrying out an active promotion campaign in Japan and is the only foreign act to have been invited to Japan MTV’s VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS JAPAN as a special guest.  

2017. 10. 14.

viceroyofforests  asked:

From what i can gather from Kanou's map of the Washuus' migration to Japan, it appears the Washuu clan originated in Eastern Iran. With that in mind, the ethnic origin for the Washuus could be anything, but I'm guessing they were Uzbeks. Something drove them east, which I assume would be the Safavid dynasty. The Uzbeks were to the east of the Safavids and fought them before being driven towards China. Idk, i'm just making a guess but I assume that's how the Washuus got to Japan.

Yep, I was thinking Eastern Iran, too!

My own guess was that they were a powerful family that gained wealth and notoriety sometime during golden era of the Silk Road when the Middle East and China had excellent relations in exchanging goods and ideas.

We don’t have any dates yet, but I think it would be cool if they gained allies during the Tang Dynasty, when their strength could have been lent to assert themselves over the trade routes, as well as aid in military campaigns in Japan.

Either way, I hope we learn soon! I’m super excited about the Washuu’s history >:)

‘Nintendo - ‘Hot Mario Brothers’’
[’Mario Kart DS’; ‘Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time’ ; ‘Mario Party 7′]


  • Photographed by sanchome, via Flickr
  • In 2005, Nintendo employed the services Japanese owarai duo, Ninety-nine, to portray real-life versions of Mario and Luigi for their ‘Hot Mario Bros.’ campaign. The most famous example of this campaign was the Japanese commercial for Mario Kart DS, which depicted Luigi engaged in an online match with players from around the world. and losing in a most familiar matter…

anonymous asked:

Basically can you explain how is asking permission from an artist going to protect them if the artists isn't suppose to be drawing derivative works anyway? And technically, aren't people who scan partial pages from magazines and fan logs doing something illegal by posting them online? If Japan has such strict copyright laws, why is no one coming after these people?

Hello, Anon! Thank you for waiting. It had been a very tough journey trying to look up relevant articles, I feel like I’m back in university writing up a dissertation! Ahaha, ha, ha….

Before I begin, a mandatory disclaimer is that I’m only a /paralegal/, and I’m not based in the US, and not what would be defined as a Lawyer (with a capital L). So what I’ve done is compiled articles and tried to explain it in basic English; my words should NOT be construed as legal advice. Please get someone qualified to do that instead.

With that out of the way, I’ll put the full text under the cut; but here’s the headings summary of the areas I’ll touch on, in the context of Japanese-media fandom:

  1. Basics of law– criminal vs civil law, jurisdiction, and where Japan’s copyright holders fall
  2. Examples of infringement and actions made by copyrights holders
  3. “If that’s the case, why are people still drawing fanart? Or make fanwork? Everything seems to be illegal though????”
  4. The unwritten rule of creating fanworks– and the importance of non-fanworks-creating fans observing the rule
  5. Answers to anon’s question –the slippery slope of the world of copyright infringement of fanworks

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