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October 23, 2008

Manhole Ginza

Japanese_colors Japanese wasanbon and 9 other Exotic Sweeteners

The traditional colors of Japan are a collection of colors traditionally used in Japanese Literature, textiles such as kimono, and other Japanese arts and crafts. (From wikipedia)

Perhaps best known for his '70s album covers for Miles Davis, Santana, the Beatles, etc., Tadanori Yokoo is arguably the most influential Japanese graphic designer of the Twentieth Century. Tadanori Yokoo posters

Vintage Japanese matchbox ads. (From Pink Tentacle)

A quiet residential street in Tokyo’s Setagaya ward boasts perhaps the highest manhole density in town, with 85 of them scattered along a 200-meter stretch of pavement. (From Picdit)

A small Tokyo broom store has not had a customer since 1972. (From Carolina Naturally)

(gif above from ColourLovers)

A Huge Depository of Unusual Japanese Links Here

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Hanan, thanks for linking to the Yokoo posters. Lots of traffic coming from growabrain!

Posted by: Will @ A Journey Round My Skull at Oct 24, 2008 7:27:52 AM

Appreciate the link! :)

Posted by: Adam Fuhrer at Oct 24, 2008 5:52:47 PM