Video Snacking

Valley of Dolls from Fritz Schumann on Vimeo. ~ A resident of a small Japanese village replaces residents who have moved or died with handmade dolls. How weird it would be to just stumble upon this without any context, arts and crafts zombies. Related articles Woman makes dolls to replace people in her village

Video Snacking

~ Apparently a member of a pop group in Japan was “demoted” after she was discovered to have a boyfriend. She then decided to cut her hair in an act of penance and apologize in this video, as described in this great article from the Japan Times: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2013/02/01/music/akb48-members-penance-shows-flaws-in-idol-culture/#.UQx7waUe7au As weird as this is I find myself wanting to visit Japan even more. I’ll take this kind of pop mania over the Kardashians any day!