Mount Fuji and Cherry Blossom

Spring blossom with the majestic Mount Fuji as backdrop, a beautiful photo as a result.

Mount Fuji and Japanese Cherry Blossom

Source: TakeshiM on Instagram.

Tokyo Unveils 2020 Olympic Logos

Japan has unveiled the new official logos for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Named as harmonized chequered emblem, it’s a design by Asao Tokolo.

2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games emblem

According to the official website of Tokyo 2020:

“Chequered patterns are popular in many countries throughout history. In Japan, the pattern became formally known as ichimatsu moyo in the Edo period (1603-1867). This design in the traditional Japanese colour of indigo blue also expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.

Composed of three varieties of rectangular shapes, the design represents different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. In addition, it incorporates the message of unity in diversity. It also expresses that the Olympic and Paralympic Games seek to promote diversity as a platform to connect the world.”

Japanese TV Commercials 2016

Compilation of the latest Japanese TV ads – from week 5-15 in 2016.

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Scandal – Stamp! Music Video

Music video and HD photo for Stamp by pop rock group Scandal, released July 2015. Guitarist Mami composed the music and also wrote the lyrics.

Japanese pop rock band Scandal Stamp

Official: Scandalofficial on Facebook.

Cute Cat Shaped Pastries

Cute kitty shaped pastries (or cakes?) by Japanese blogger Caroline, inspired by her cat named Apelia. The lady, who’s a web designer by trade, only made these for leisure instead of commercial purpose.

Cute Japanese cat shaped pastries

Cute Japanese cat shaped pastries

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