Entries tagged with 'japan'

Branding your soul, Buddhism-style

Several interesting elements in this Times article (they're not all bad) about the decline of Buddhism in Japan. The Japanese have long taken an easygoing, buffetlike approach to religion, ringing out the old year at Buddhist temples and welcoming the...

An Evening with Tatsuya Nakadai

On June 24th Maya and I attended an evening with Tatsuya Nakadai at Film Forum. Nakadai is one of Japan's premier film actors and, according to the presenters, the premier theater actor there. In the sixties and seventies he worked...

Ad In

Recently I learned that the word 'surgery' once meant not the process, or the branch of medicine, but the room in which it was performed, like 'nursery'. Some other words with the same set of dual meanings: grocery, perfumery, shrubbery....

Chikubu, I hardly knew you

It says something either about the vastness of NYC, or about myself, that even after actively keeping up on the restaurant scene for several months, I still regularly have moments like this: I find out from Eater that a restaurant...

Music Across the Sea

A nice article at Slate (slashdotted this morning) discusses the unfortunate isolation of music markets, with specific regard to the inability to purchase songs by Japanese bands that are available at the iTunes Music Store of Japan, if you are...

Farewell to TDR

Today we say goodbye to a blog that has been by turns edifying, profane, funny, pornographic, punk, metal, hip-hop, drunken, and even poignant. Mr. Schultz is getting deported from Japan, having overstayed his visa, and so it seems that Tokyo...

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