I love being Norwegian, but today I found myself wondering why am I not Japanese?? Why was I born in Canada and not Japan??? I absolutely love (almost) everything about Japan. I love how beautiful everything is, I love their history, and that their “cartoons” actually have stories and aren’t necessarily meant for children. Everything is artsy in Japan, like how their language (both spoken and written) is so intricate. Have you ever seen someone writing in Japanese? It’s amazing. There are so many strokes in so many orders, its totally confusing and I just love it. I have a book of Edo Era artwork that blows me away every time I open it. These are just a few of my favourite things about Japan…
Hard to believe right? Its on glass and was painted over. I believe its from the Meiji Era.. and that’s all I know about it.
You can find this in the British Museum.
This has a cool title, but I’ve forgotten it 😦
One of the most heart breaking movies I’ve ever seen.
A great movie “for five year olds”. Another great children’s movie is My Neighbor Totoro.
Hayao Miyazaki is a genius!
Don’t judge until you’ve seen AND read it.
Violent, but so beautiful. And funny! A perfect display of Japanese appreciation for North American culture.
Also based on the novels by Ryohgo Narita. It takes place in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, but is about wordly issues. The name refers to a Dullahan, an Irish headless rider of sorts.
(When I said I love almost everything, I just meant that I don’t eat meat and even when I did I hated sea food. I love rice and noodles though!)