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10 cute Rilakkuma photos to brighten your day

10 cute Rilakkuma photos to brighten your day

Today is Monday and are you feeling great or the other way round? Well nevermind! In this post, I will share some really cute Rilakkuma photos found on the Internet to brighten your day! Rilakkuma is a bear looking character debuted in 2003 in Japan. Since then, it gained popularity and now is one of the most popular character in Japan!

Rilakkuma is actually a combination of two words: Relax and Kuma (Bear in Japanese). Published by San-X company, Rilakkuma has transformed into many forms of merchandises including plushies, decorative elements, books, and many more! According to Japanese Wikipedia, the total sales of Rilakkuma has exceeded 100 billion Yen! What a phenomenon! Continue reading to check out the photos!

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Beautiful Artworks of Kumaori Jun

Beautiful Artworks of Kumaori Jun

Today, let’s explore into the beautiful artworks of the talented Kumaori Jun, a 23 years old young illustrator from Kyoto, Japan. I recently stumbled to his artworks, and immediately falling in love with his drawing style and the mood his works portray.

Jun’s works often feature a very down-to-earth mixtures of color tone, not brightly cheerful, rich in small details of colors and strokes, and moody. His works normally depict the everyday street scene and also surreal environment as well. There is a little girl in school uniform that often appeared in many of his works too. Actually, I don’t really know whether he is a male or female, but it doesn’t really matter.

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The many photos of Shibuya Scramble Crossing

The many photos of Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Shibuya Scramble Crossing is the busiest crossing in world. Everyday, hundreds of thousands of people used the crossing and the crossing scene is really breathtaking, because cars will stop and the road will filled with many people from many directions crossing the intersection. Besides that the crossing also very popular and being featured in Hollywood movies too.

The Shibuya Scramble Crossing connects the Shibuya train station, with many huge shopping centers and retail shops. At night, the countless billboard ads will brighten up the crossing, not to forget the famous Hachiko statue that is just beside the crossing which many people use it as a landmark for meet up. In this post, I will show you the various photos of the crossing taken by various people and photographers.

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Beautiful Japan Stock Photos at Depositphotos.com

Beautiful Japan Stock Photos at Depositphotos.com

In the previous post, I once mentioned about you can download Japan photos for free at Sozaing. However, if you are looking for quality and beautiful Japan photos, why not go to Depositphotos.com, a royalty free stock photos sites that has huge collections of Japan related stock resources.

Depositphotos not only provides photos, but also vector art and illustrations. Please continue reading to view some samples of the stock images that you can purchase at really affordable price! Why not head to the homepage, check out the most popular stock photos, then sign up yourself a free trial account and start downloading?

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10 Japan related Youtube Channels that worth subscribe to

10 Japan related Youtube Channels that worth subscribe to

Youtube is one of the most visited video website worldwide and with Youtube, users able to upload and share their thoughts and awesomeness with people around the world. In this post, I will introduce 10 awesome Japan related Youtube Channels that worth subscribe to.

These 10 channels talks about a variety of things, ranging from Japan tech news videos, Japan culture to super cute cat videos. Please continue reading to check out these Channels!

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10 Tumblr sites that shows what Japan is about

Tumblr Japan

Tumblr is a popular microblogging service that allows people to share thoughts quickly and easily online to the world via text, photos, video and more. Personally I really like Tumblr not just because of the user-friendliness and beautiful presentation, it has users that shares Japan related stuff.

I stumbled-upon a cool tumblog called Japan Love, the owner often upload random photos of Japan that he found on the Internet and gives a lot of different perspective of Japan. Well, there are many other Japan related Tumblr blogs, here I found a total of 10 (updated from 9!) that you should check them out!

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Sakura 2011

Sakura 2011

I had been quite occupied with works lately and was a little late to post this article about cherry blossom. As many people know, cherry blossom or sakura blossoms during Spring season and it is really beautiful when fully bloomed. Two years ago, I when to Japan and witnessed the beauty of cherry blossom.

There are many places to look for beautiful cherry blossom photos on the Internet, I posted an article last year which contains some pretty cherry blossom photos, or you can also go to SAKURA SELECTION to check out more sakura flowers around Tokyo area.

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Turn Your Traffic Into Aid

Turn Your Traffic Into Aid

It’s almost a month since the great Tohoku earthquake that struck in Japan. Many lives had lost and the recovery process could take years. Japan now really need helping hands from people around the world. As a blogger and site owner, you can put these donate banner at your website to increase the awareness, to teach your visitors on how they can help and contribute.

This nifty service was provided by Another Bookmark, and you just need to choose whether to use the vertical or horizontal version, specify the width, language and color scheme option and you can grab the code and paste it on your blog.

Besides putting banners, many parties and organizations are organizing charity events and sales. YOUR ACTION provides useful information on these charity events and sales. Besides that, you can also check out OPERATION TOMODACHI to check out on how to donate for Japan Earthquake.

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Tokyo Fashion Street Snap!

Tokyo Fashion Street Snap!

Tokyo is a wonderful city with wide wild range of fashion styles from street hippies to the gothic rock style. On the streets especially Shibuya or Harajuku, you can see many stylish youngsters dressing up with their unique sense and taste. Well, today I will introduce you several fashion websites to check out the cool snaps of Japanese with awesome fashion even at outside Tokyo!

Perhaps only in Tokyo you can see such a diversity of styles, and the people there are really dedicated and daring to wear according to what they think that is the best reflecting their personality. A famous street stylist in Japan once said that: Because we only live once, so must dress up to what we like! Awesome. And if the person dress up nice and unique, he or she will have higher chance of getting featured in fashion magazines or the following websites below. Read on to check them out!

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Visiting Japan with Japan Photo Blogs

Visiting Japan with Japan Photo Blogs

Japan is a wonderful country with richness and uniqueness in terms of culture, nature and life. Because of these, Japan has been a great spot for photography enthusiasts to fire up their camera shuttle. There are a lot of photographers in Japan share their views of Japan through photography and upload them to photo blogs.

I found a lot of photo blogs that dedicated to Japan. From these blogs, we are able to view and feel what’s happening in Japan and also discover great tourism spots which would like to go in the next trip to Japan. Without saying more, read on to find out these cool Japan photo blogs!

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