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
OBA-CHAN from Mackenzie Sheppard on Vimeo. ~ The keys to a happy life: radishes and relaxation.
~ I don’t know why, but I’ve always been attracted to all things abandoned. This would be a fantastic place to explore. Found at Laughing Squid.
~ I should have watched this years ago. Could have saved myself from many embarrassing dining experiences.
~ Foamed milk almost too beautiful to drink! Latte as art as shared by NPR. Photo from Weslie Leung on Flickr.
~ 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!