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February 21 2013

waka
08:39
The Moss-Covered God - via A Japan Photo per Day -

Mizukake Fudo Statue, Hozen-ji Temple, Namba, Osaka

The coin offerings box in front of the Buddhist temples (saisenbako) is almost omnipresent in Japan. But there are some unusual cases, when the offerings are of a different kind…

At Hozen-ji, a temple located close to the Dotonbori area from Osaka, you will find a very unusual statue, with an equally unusual custom: in front of the statue there’s a bowl of water and, instead of offerings, the visitors are… splashing the statue with water! The statue represents the god Fudo Myo-o (Acala by the Sanscrit name), a wrathful god (see here a typical Fudo Myo-o statue), one of the most respected and loved deities in Japan, and because of this custom, the statue is called Mizukake Fudo (mizu means “water"). Today, after many years of water-splashing, the statue is completely covered by moss and it doesn’t seem so wrathful anymore. Only the flames from the back (which are said to burn the evil) are reminiscent of the original, frightening image…

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February 19 2013

waka
09:11
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The Spirit of Christmas - YouTube cyriak

February 17 2013

waka
10:18
The Bridge from the Rurouni Kenshin movie - via A Japan Photo per Day -

Bikan Historical Quarter, Kurashiki, Okayama

The merchant neighborhood from Kurashiki, Okayama, known as the Bikan Historical Quarter, is one of the places in Japan where time seems to have stopped, the whole area still looking like at the end of the Edo period. To preserve this feeling, not even electric poles were installed and only a few shops with modern merchandise reminds you that you’re actually in the 21st century.

In such a wonderful setting, if you film carefully, you can make a beautiful historical scene. And that’s exactly what has been done for the recent Rurouni Kenshin movie, the most recent adaptation of the manga created by Nobuhiro Watsuki. If you already saw the movie, you probably remember the scene of the fight between Kenshin and Sanosuke, on the bridge near the Akabeko restaurant. That was filmed in the Kurashiki Historical Quarter and the bridge is the one in this photo…

February 04 2013

waka
23:34
the asian way to see the world
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09:02
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5sf's Comments of the Week - 1/28 - 2/1 - YouTube 5sf

February 01 2013

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January 30 2013

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19:55
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More Behind The Scenes Action 1/21 - 1/25 - YouTube 5sf
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January 26 2013

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13:01
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January 25 2013

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22:00
the big question
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MysteryGuitarMan Behind the Scenes: Pistachio - YouTube mgm

January 23 2013

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09:12
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Another Day at the Office - YouTube 5sf
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January 20 2013

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23:28
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Bulgaria: the leader of Movement for Rights and Freedom escapes an assassination... - no comment - YouTube
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January 18 2013

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19:08
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pilot pulls the best prank EVER IN THE HISTORY OF PRANKS - YouTube
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18:43
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MysteryGuitarMan Behind the Scenes: Skydiving - YouTube mgm bammo jp
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14:24
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The Internet's Most Amazing Flying Animal Photos - YouTube buzzfeed
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14:18
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Making The Paper - YouTube 5sf

January 16 2013

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23:11
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One Jeep for the price of two ! - YouTube kludge

January 14 2013

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23:12
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How To Play The Keyboard - YouTube howtobasic wtf
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