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Scilla Alecci · July, 2010

Italian living in Tokyo, between March 2009 and September 2011 I was the Japanese language co-editor for Global Voices with Tomomi Sasaki.

 

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Latest posts by Scilla Alecci from July, 2010

Japan: How to Enjoy Fireworks Displays

  27 July 2010

After a video on Cherry Blossom Viewing [en], the team of Legon produced an instructional animated video on How to Enjoy Fireworks Displays (Hanabi) [en] in Japan. Both in English and Japanese, it illustrates the basics of the firework festivals that often light up the summer night sky in Japan.

Japan: Rice paddy art

  20 July 2010

Pink Tentacle published several pictures [en] of wonderful examples of rice crop art, “which is created by carefully arranging different colors of rice plants in the field.”

Japan: A short documentary-post on Tuvalu

  18 July 2010

Photographer Ken Umemoto dedicates a post [ja] to Tuvalu [en] and the disastrous effects of human intervention and climate change on the island. The post also includes fascinating “auteur photos”,

Japan: Manga blogging on Mexico

  8 July 2010

Mexico based Ohtoh Ryoko manga-blogs [ja] on her Mexican daily life and the unfamiliar customs of the country. The main character is a little girl with pigtails, who wears a yellow luchador (wrestler) mask.

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Japan: A tryst in the starry sky

  7 July 2010

Look at the sky on the night of July 7 for this is the only night in the year when the two stars Vega and Altair are destined to be reunited, or so the legend foretells.

Japan: Hashima Island, the abandoned island

  4 July 2010

Craig Schmeizer at Make A History wrote a post on Hashima Island [en] (also dubbed Warship Island), a small island in the south of Japan that was abandoned in 1974. According to the blogger, it was “a center of a major mining complex owned by Mitsubishi Corporation” until it was...

Japan: The art of cutting paper

  1 July 2010

Japanstyle dedicates a post [en] to kamikiri, one of the traditional crafts that uses paper and that is also a stage performance. Attached to the post a video where popular kamikiri artist Hayashiya Imamaru creates splendid silhouettes with scissors and paper.

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