Japanese Culture – Japon Online http://japononline.net/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 15:36:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://japononline.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default1-150x150.png Japanese Culture – Japon Online http://japononline.net/ 32 32 At summer camps for young people, fun and learning go hand in hand https://japononline.net/at-summer-camps-for-young-people-fun-and-learning-go-hand-in-hand/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 15:36:57 +0000 https://japononline.net/at-summer-camps-for-young-people-fun-and-learning-go-hand-in-hand/ UW-Madison offers a diverse range of summer activities for young learners ages 5-18 designed to exercise both mind and body. Ranging from pre-college classes and STEM explorations to arts and music camps and sports camps, there’s something for everyone throughout the summer months. University Communications student photography interns, Colton Mansavage and Taylor Wolfram, visually captured […]]]>

UW-Madison offers a diverse range of summer activities for young learners ages 5-18 designed to exercise both mind and body. Ranging from pre-college classes and STEM explorations to arts and music camps and sports camps, there’s something for everyone throughout the summer months.

University Communications student photography interns, Colton Mansavage and Taylor Wolfram, visually captured a sample of the fun and excitement of this summer’s camps.


Camp coach Brad Williams greets children arriving for a UW Boys Soccer Day Camp for ages 4-13 at the entrance to Goodman Diamond.
Photo by Taylor Wolfram

Everyone is eager to arrive at the men's soccer day camp.


Everyone is eager to arrive at the men’s soccer day camp.
Photo by Taylor Wolfram

A goalie reaches high for a save at the boys' soccer camp.


A goalie reaches high for a save at the boys’ soccer camp.
Photo by Taylor Wolfram

Kids enjoy a fun lunchtime time while attending a UW Boys Football Day Camp.


Kids enjoy a fun lunchtime time while attending a UW Boys Football Day Camp.
Photo by Taylor Wolfram

At a week-long Badger Precollege camp to learn more about Anime and Japanese culture on July 14, students play


During a week-long Badger Precollege camp to learn more about Anime and Japanese culture on July 14, students play “Fukuwarai,” a Japanese children’s game where players attempt to place facial features on a drawing while blindfolded.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

You never know how your 'Fukuwarai' design will turn out.


You never know how your ‘Fukuwarai’ design will turn out.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

A student designs a kimono for part of Badger Precollege's final project on Japanese culture.


A student designs a kimono for part of Badger Precollege’s final project on Japanese culture.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

At a Summer Music Clinic junior session, students pack up gear as they prepare to head to their next session.


At a Summer Music Clinic junior session, students pack up gear as they prepare to head to their next session.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

Summer Music Clinic Junior Session class instructor Corey Whitmore gives the middle schoolers a tour of the recording studio.


Summer Music Clinic Junior Session class instructor Corey Whitmore gives the middle schoolers a tour of the recording studio.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

Duncan, an 8-year-old pianist, is training to record a song for Summer Music Clinic's final project.


Duncan, an 8-year-old pianist, is training to record a song for Summer Music Clinic’s final project.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

High school students at the June 22 Summer Music Clinic Junior Session can choose different paths based on their interests, such as harmony, choir, modern expressions, and orchestra.


High school students at the June 22 Summer Music Clinic Junior Session can choose different paths based on their interests, such as harmony, choir, modern expressions, and orchestra.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

Children at a softball camp for grades 2-8 listen to instructions from UW softball head coach Yvette Healy at Goodman Diamond.


Children at a softball camp for grades 2-8 listen to instructions from UW softball head coach Yvette Healy at Goodman Diamond.

What better way to learn to slide at softball camp than doing it on a splash and slide?


What better way to learn to slide at softball camp than doing it on a splash and slide?

Part of the fun of softball is watching from the dugout, these girls learned at softball camp.


Part of the fun of softball is watching from the dugout, these girls learned at softball camp.
Photo by Taylor Wolfram

The children at a softball day camp showed great team spirit.


The children at a softball day camp showed great team spirit.
Photo by Taylor Wolfram

The Summer Transitional Enrichment Program, a two-week residential camp, emphasizes academic rigor and social-emotional development.  Middle school students from a STEP camp travel from lunch at the Dejope Residence to the Microbial Science Building to attend class.


The Summer Transitional Enrichment Program, a two-week residential camp, emphasizes academic rigor and social-emotional development. Middle school students from a STEP camp travel from lunch at the Dejope Residence to the Microbial Science Building to attend class.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

During a class at the Microbial Science Building on August 1, forensic science teacher Annette VanVeghel teaches a student, Sabrina, how to identify fibers using a microscope.


During a class at the Microbial Science Building on August 1, forensic science teacher Annette VanVeghel teaches a student, Sabrina, how to identify fibers using a microscope.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

Students in the Engineering Design Challenges class, taught by Linda Malkin, brainstorm ideas for structures for an egg transport designed to protect the egg during impact.  The class was part of the STEP program.


Students in the Engineering Design Challenges class, taught by Linda Malkin, brainstorm ideas for structures for an egg transport designed to protect the egg during impact. The class was part of the STEP program.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

Designing structures to prevent the egg from breaking during a fall is an age-old activity in science camps.


Designing structures to prevent the egg from breaking during a fall is an age-old activity in science camps.
Photo by Colton Mansavage

These girls learned a soccer camp lesson: On a hot day, water is a great way to cool off.


These girls learned a soccer camp lesson: On a hot day, water is a great way to cool off.

Team spirit was not lacking at the soccer camp.


Team spirit was not lacking at the soccer camp.

Children board a school bus for a girls' soccer day camp at Goodman Diamond and University Bay Fields.


Children board a school bus for a girls’ soccer day camp at Goodman Diamond and University Bay Fields.

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Fuji Rock Musical Acts Look To Make A Splash With Live Streams https://japononline.net/fuji-rock-musical-acts-look-to-make-a-splash-with-live-streams/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 01:00:17 +0000 https://japononline.net/fuji-rock-musical-acts-look-to-make-a-splash-with-live-streams/ Even meandering through the deeper parts of Naeba Ski Resort alone, I never felt lonely at this year’s Fuji Rock Festival. All I had to do was open Twitter, where everyone was talking about what was going on, even though they were thousands of miles away. The three-day musical event had long been a gathering […]]]>

Even meandering through the deeper parts of Naeba Ski Resort alone, I never felt lonely at this year’s Fuji Rock Festival. All I had to do was open Twitter, where everyone was talking about what was going on, even though they were thousands of miles away.

The three-day musical event had long been a gathering that could only be experienced by hiking in the mountains of Niigata Prefecture each summer. Since 2018, however, the festival has partnered with YouTube to stream select performances live for free.

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Cider has an American moment – thanks to a new generation of artisans | Cider https://japononline.net/cider-has-an-american-moment-thanks-to-a-new-generation-of-artisans-cider/ Sat, 06 Aug 2022 05:04:00 +0000 https://japononline.net/cider-has-an-american-moment-thanks-to-a-new-generation-of-artisans-cider/ JThe first time Peter Yi tried Basque cider, it hit him like a flash. His experiences as a wine buyer led him to believe that ciders were sweet, simple, and didn’t go well with food. But this one was different – ​​aromatic, dry and complex, everything he expected from a good wine. “It took me […]]]>

JThe first time Peter Yi tried Basque cider, it hit him like a flash. His experiences as a wine buyer led him to believe that ciders were sweet, simple, and didn’t go well with food. But this one was different – ​​aromatic, dry and complex, everything he expected from a good wine.

“It took me 25 years in the wine industry to realize that this is the flavor I’ve been looking for all my life,” he says.

Fermentation seemed natural to Yi, a Korean-American, who had made Korean kimchi and rice wine. He became obsessed with making this style of cider in the United States, eventually founding Brooklyn Cider House with his sister, Susan.

He is not alone. Craft cider making has exploded in the United States in recent years, with new producers popping up all over the country. Americans are drinking 10 times more cider than a decade ago, says Michelle McGrath, executive director of the American Cider Association (ACA). Small brands are now the hottest sector in the industry; Regional cider market share increased to 51% in early 2022 from 29% in 2018, according to Nielsen’s latest cider market study.

And as the industry grows, it diversifies. Today’s cider drinkers are younger, they come from different backgrounds, and they want beers made by people who look like them. Asian, Black and Latino cider makers, in turn, are experimenting with new flavors and methods that celebrate their culture, while making connections to the land and agriculture in an industry that has often overlooked their contributions.

For José Gonzalez Sr, a real estate broker in Salem, Oregon, the cider-making journey began five years ago when he and his wife went to a cider festival in San Diego. They liked what they tasted, but something was missing. “My wife said it would be nice if we had ciders with the flavors we grew up with like lime, tamarindo and Jamaican [hibiscus]“recalls Gonzalez.

The Gonzalez family of La Familia (from left to right): Jay Jay, Soleil, Jazzelle, Armani, Shani and José. Photograph: Credit Brian Hayes Statesman Journal
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La Familia specializes in ciders inspired by agua fresca flavors such as guava and tamarind. Photography: Courtesy of La Familia Cider

He asked his mother, Lourdes, to make batches of tamarind and hibiscus agua fresca – traditional Mexican soft drinks made with fruit, water, sugar and lime juice. They mixed the aguas with bottles of hard cider and loved the taste. Today, they sell La Familia brand hard ciders flavored with guava, tamarind, green apple, and hibiscus in their Salem tasting room and throughout Oregon.

Gonzalez says the brand has a large Latinx following, as well as people who appreciate craft beer culture and try something new. His son José Gonzalez Jr, known as Jay Jay, loves seeing people who look like him come over to sip cider and talk about trips to Costa Rica or salsa dancing.

“People love it,” says Jay Jay. “They tell us that we are different.”

The history of cider

The first recorded mention of cider dates back thousands of years, when the Romans wrote of the Celts making the drink from local crabapples in 55 BCE, according to a history of cider from the University of Washington. This ancient beverage has long brought communities together for harvesting, making and drinking, and although more traditionally associated with places like the UK, France and Spain, the US also has a long history of drinking. cider that began with American settlers in the 1600s.

But cider history wouldn’t have been possible without people of color. “In our corner of the country, much like the barbecue, enslaved African Americans were responsible for the making and making of cider,” says Tristan Wright, founder of Lost Boy Cider in Virginia.

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People of color have played a central role in the long history of cider. Photography: Alyson Morgan

At Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, Jupiter Evans was an accomplished enslaved cider maker, whose life was detailed in a Civil Eats profile. Japan and Korea share a long history of fermented foods and beverages, and apples are revered in Japanese culture. Today, cider apples are picked by a largely Latin workforce that supports the industry, says Robby Honda, owner of Tanuki Cider.

A fourth-generation Japanese-American, Honda grew up playing in the century-old Gravenstein apple orchard his great-grandfather planted in Sebastopol, a small town in northern Sonoma County. Somewhere between his love of sustainability and reading The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, he convinced his late brother to launch the cider brand in 2014.

Its Santa Cruz cider is based on the same Newtown Pippin apples that are grown for Martinelli’s, the brand famous for its sweet, alcohol-free sparkling apple cider served to kids and teetotalers during the holidays. By paying a premium for apples, the Honda brand is helping to keep the apple crop alive in Watsonville, California, where most orchards have been replaced with much more profitable crops like grapes or strawberries.

“Symbolically what that means…saving those trees and not pulling them out to plant berries or grapes or some weed and preserve that orchard and the historical story it tells, that interests me,” he says. .

In addition to revitalizing ties to history and the land, today’s cider makers and enthusiasts introduce new consumers to the breadth of what cider has to offer.

The boundaries between cider and grape wine, both made from fruit fermentation, are blurring. Oakland’s Redfield Cider Bar + Bottle Shop offers a range of local ciders, including some from natural winemakers. “What got us excited is that the natural wine world has really embraced cider,” says Mike Reis, owner of the bar with his wife, Olivia Maki.

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Peter Yi of Brooklyn Cider House with his sister and co-owner, Susan Yi, and her daughter Olivia Yi, a cider house assistant. Photo: YCOMSPACE/Courtesy of Brooklyn Cider House

Malaika Tyson, one half of the Chicago couple known as Cider Soms, says cider falls into two general camps: the dry or sour ones made from ancient cider apples and the sweeter ones made from flavored culinary apples. fruit or herbs. But within that there’s a variation for every palate – from rosé, sour and single-varietal to funkier options made with natural yeast.

Tyson and her husband, Sean, who are black, first discovered cider in St Louis and say moving to Chicago has broadened their choices. As more black consumers slowly discover the drink, Tyson thinks it’s unlikely to explode in the next moscato. “It doesn’t have the prestige that wine or cognac has for black people,” Tyson says. “It’s not like there are black celebrities who drink it.”

Hannah Ferguson – a black cider maker and triple threat who can also make beer and wine – says she thinks more black consumers will enjoy cider once they hear about it. At a recent black trade show, she had to let attendees know that she doesn’t pour apple juice. “I had to explain to them that it’s like a mix of beer and wine…and we carbonate it like beer and we add flavors to it,” Ferguson recalls. “And then they were like, ‘Oh, that’s cool.’ ”

‘Community cider gave us’

Ferguson started making wine as a hobby, trying his hand at homemade riesling and shiraz, which eventually led to a job as a beer brewer. Now she’s busy preparing for the opening of her Dope Cider House and Winery (an acronym for “lounging on positive energy”) in downtown Youngstown, Ohio, which will make her the first black woman to open a cider house in the state.

Hannah Ferguson of Dope Cider House and Winery is a triple threat – beer brewer, wine and cider maker.
Hannah Ferguson of Dope Cider House and Winery is a triple threat – beer brewer, wine and cider maker. Photography: Courtesy of Hannah Ferguson

At Dope, she will offer a range of dry and sweet seasonal ciders made from local apples, as well as a hot spiced cider in winter. Although the cider community is very white, Ferguson says it has also been very welcoming. At his first cider talk, many people offered to share tips for getting started.

Across the industry, there is a growing commitment to fostering greater diversity. Wright says Lost Boy has a workforce that is 70% Bipoc and LGBTQ+ because having a diverse team just felt right. Anxo Cidery and Beer Kulture, a non-profit organization dedicated to inclusion in the beverage industry, funded scholarships for Bipoc producers to attend CiderCon, the annual meeting of American Cider Association, says Maki, of Redfield Cider, who sits on the ACA’s Anti-Racism, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Other big brands collaborate with smaller minority-owned brands. Ferguson, for example, is teaming up with Angry Orchard — the brand that revived the taste for cider in the United States — on a cider for Barrel & Flow, the annual dark brewing convention in Pittsburgh this year. And in May, Tanuki Cider’s Honda and winemaker Michael Sones launched a co-ferment of Newtown Pippin apples and pinot noir grapes called Newtown Noir.

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For its part, Honda is uncomfortable being labeled Bipoc or Japanese American cider maker – it’s just a guy who decided to make cider, because he thought it would be fun. “Make t-shirts and stickers, throw parties and music and, like, poof, you know?” said Honda. But it turned out to be so much more.

He says race is never brought up during his partnership with Sones, who is white. They’re just two guys who both love fermentation. “What I’ve gained from the community that cider has given us is definitely the most valuable thing.”

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“Torao”: a gripping foray into true crime https://japononline.net/torao-a-gripping-foray-into-true-crime/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 01:10:31 +0000 https://japononline.net/torao-a-gripping-foray-into-true-crime/ If you’re the type of person who likes true-crime podcasts and Errol Morris documentaries, you better investigate Kazuya Murayama’s “Torao.” This dark drama delves into a decades-old unsolved murder case, but makes the bold decision to cast its real-life inspiration in the lead role. Such gambits can go terribly wrong, as anyone who’s watched Clint […]]]>

If you’re the type of person who likes true-crime podcasts and Errol Morris documentaries, you better investigate Kazuya Murayama’s “Torao.” This dark drama delves into a decades-old unsolved murder case, but makes the bold decision to cast its real-life inspiration in the lead role.

Such gambits can go terribly wrong, as anyone who’s watched Clint Eastwood’s “The 15:17 to Paris” can attest, but the self-titled Torao Nishimura has an undeniable screen presence. With his compact physique, stout features and white hair tied in a ponytail, he looks like an archetypal detective novel made flesh – the retired detective, still haunted by the one case he couldn’t solve. .

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Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) – Know the Facts About JEV and Stay Safe Fact Sheet https://japononline.net/japanese-encephalitis-virus-jev-know-the-facts-about-jev-and-stay-safe-fact-sheet/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 22:42:11 +0000 https://japononline.net/japanese-encephalitis-virus-jev-know-the-facts-about-jev-and-stay-safe-fact-sheet/ Downloads Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) – Know the Facts About JEV and Stay Safe Fact Sheet Our goal is to provide documents in an accessible format. If you’re having trouble using a document with your accessibility tools, please contact us for help. Publication date: August 2, 2022 Publication type: Fact sheet Targeted audience: General public […]]]>

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Mozzies aren’t just annoying, they can also transmit harmful viruses to humans, like JEV. It can be an unpleasant disease, so it’s important that we know as much as possible about JEV, how to avoid it, its symptoms, and what to do if you catch it.

Here are 8 common JEV myths and the facts you need to stay safe.

  1. MYTH: Even if I catch JEV, Myth it’s not that bad.
  2. MYTH: I don’t live near a pig barn or a waterway, so I’m not really at risk.
  3. MYTH: People can get JEV from animals like pigs, birds and even other people.
  4. MYTH: You can get JEV by eating infected pork or bird meat.
  5. MYTH: JEV is from Japan
  6. MYTH: JEV is seasonal
  7. MYTH: There is no vaccine for JEV
  8. MYTH: There is nothing you can do to avoid JEV

Now that you know the facts about JEV, help keep our crowd safe by researching symptoms and following tips to avoid mozzies.

To find out more about the Japanese encephalitis virus, go to health.gov.au.

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“Trinity, Trinity, Trinity”: A laudable exploration of nuclear energy https://japononline.net/trinity-trinity-trinity-a-laudable-exploration-of-nuclear-energy/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 01:20:18 +0000 https://japononline.net/trinity-trinity-trinity-a-laudable-exploration-of-nuclear-energy/ How has our history of nuclear war affected us across generations? What consequences of this are we still unable to accept? Novelist and visual artist Erika Kobayashi explores these questions in her speculative thriller “Trinity, Trinity, Trinity,” ably translated by Brian Bergstrom. Set nine years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the book follows an unnamed […]]]>

How has our history of nuclear war affected us across generations? What consequences of this are we still unable to accept? Novelist and visual artist Erika Kobayashi explores these questions in her speculative thriller “Trinity, Trinity, Trinity,” ably translated by Brian Bergstrom.

Set nine years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the book follows an unnamed narrator who, alongside her sister, must care for her bedridden elderly mother and daughter as Japan prepares for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

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UneMeta, the NFT Incubator, Trading Platform and SocialFi, Raises $5M https://japononline.net/unemeta-the-nft-incubator-trading-platform-and-socialfi-raises-5m/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 10:06:00 +0000 https://japononline.net/unemeta-the-nft-incubator-trading-platform-and-socialfi-raises-5m/ SINGAPORE, July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — About 27 July 2022, UneMeta, an NFT incubator, trader and SocialFi platform recently announced the closure of a $5 million fundraising led by the Jasmy Foundation, from Japan Internet of Things (IoT) blockchain platform. Other participants included SPB, Avatar DAO, CGV FoF, Consensus Lab, K24 Ventures, Taihill Venture, and […]]]>

SINGAPORE, July 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — About 27 July 2022, UneMeta, an NFT incubator, trader and SocialFi platform recently announced the closure of a $5 million fundraising led by the Jasmy Foundation, from Japan Internet of Things (IoT) blockchain platform. Other participants included SPB, Avatar DAO, CGV FoF, Consensus Lab, K24 Ventures, Taihill Venture, and more.

For this funding round, Ann, the co-founder of UneMeta, said the following:

“UneMeta aims to increase its brand influence by bringing higher quality NFT projects and services to the NFT market, and bring value to the industry by establishing better community services and a better product experience.”

Jasmy is the world’s leading IoT blockchain platform. It was founded in Tokyo, Japanin 2016 by Kazumasa Sato, a former executive of the Sony group. Many core members of the team are Sony veterans. In terms of tokenomics design, technology development, and ecosystem building, all members have great experiences and plenty of resources to draw from. Jasmy aims to develop and provide various services for data security and sharing in the era of Metaverse and Internet of Things (IoT) and is one of the most well-known and prominent blockchain platforms in the world. world. Japan.

STONE, chief representative of the Jasmy Foundation, is confident about the future of UneMeta.

“The Asia Pacific region is a very attractive ground for Web3 development. UneMeta is a rising player in this space and will lead the new NFT ecosystem.”

UneMeta has many years of experience in discovering and incubating new IPs, and has built a portfolio of premier IP resources. Jasmy was born in Japan, a country that massively produces cultural IP and has a particularly deep understanding and rich resources in intellectual property cultivation and business operations. Going forward, UneMeta will partner with Jasmy and focus on the Asia Pacific market to seize the powerful opportunities that lie behind high-quality IP assets. They will also explore Web3-friendly business models with excellent IP and formulate a win-win strategy to grow the community. Additionally, the team will continue to unlock the business value of high quality intellectual property in the physical and virtual space.

Moreover, they plan to officially launch the world’s first NFT series with original audio tracks by famous Japanese comedian Hanazawa Kana in August, which is the representative project of this platform as it advances its Web3 process.

UneMeta is both an NFT marketplace and a social space. UneMeta is community focused and always considers giving back to community contributors to be most important in Web3. With an “Action to Earn” philosophy, they will launch commission and lore point sharing systems in the third quarter of 2022. At that time, a community NFT platform with maximum cultural value will be presented.

About UneMeta

UneMeta provides premium NFT incubation services, a transaction marketplace and a space for users to interact socially. With a variety of innovative gameplay, huge IP resources and a strong community base, UneMeta can provide NFT holders with more security and transaction fees, in higher quality NFT transactions and SocialFi experiences.

Going forward, UneMeta will become a revolutionary sustainable model for exploring and applying NFTs, metaverses and blockchains, which continue to improve customer experience. Follow UneMeta on social media now, learn more about his project and development:

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VOX POPULI: Don’t go to Oze National Park without bringing 100 yen coins https://japononline.net/vox-populi-dont-go-to-oze-national-park-without-bringing-100-yen-coins/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 05:55:00 +0000 https://japononline.net/vox-populi-dont-go-to-oze-national-park-without-bringing-100-yen-coins/ “When summer comes/ I remember/ Far-away Oze/ Distant sky…” go the lyrics of “Natsu no Omoide” (Summer Memories), a 1949 pop number written by Shoko Ema (1913- 2005). Conjuring up images of the scenic marshes of Oze, the song became a hit and attracted many visitors to what is now Oze National Park. The park […]]]>

“When summer comes/ I remember/ Far-away Oze/ Distant sky…” go the lyrics of “Natsu no Omoide” (Summer Memories), a 1949 pop number written by Shoko Ema (1913- 2005).

Conjuring up images of the scenic marshes of Oze, the song became a hit and attracted many visitors to what is now Oze National Park.

The park has 18 public restrooms, but no sewage system. Instead, the sewage is dried and flown in, costing 10 million yen ($7,330) per year per bathroom.

Honor system collection boxes have been placed to charge 100 yen per user. However, based on the number of toilet users captured by sensors, the amount actually collected averaged only 24 yen per person, meaning that three out of four users did not pay.

The Oze Preservation Foundation has partnered with PolicyGarage, an NPO specializing in public policy research, to determine the best way to get users to pay.

Last summer, they launched a series of 20-day experiments.

First, they kept the collection boxes, but removed all the posters that asked people, in stuffy bureaucracy, to contribute financially to the maintenance and management of the facilities.

Nothing has changed, however.

Then posters were put up asking people, “What season do you like in Oze?” In summer or in autumn? Two different collection boxes were placed nearby, one for “summer” and the other for “autumn”, asking people to throw 100 yen coins into the box of their choice.

This too did not produce the desired result.

Finally, a poster with a close-up photo of a little girl’s beautiful, innocent eyes did the trick. The average payment amount has increased to 34 yen per person.

“People have probably become aware of other people’s gaze, especially the next generation,” noted Toshika Ishii, 52, secretary general of the Oze Preservation Foundation.

This particular experiment used the so-called nudge method, which subtly encourages the subject to behave in a certain way, rather than promising a reward or exerting pressure.

In a classic example of a successful case, the cost of toilet cleaning was dramatically reduced by drawing a target on each urinal.

The Guardians of Oze continue to explore psychology and behavioral economics in search of the most effective ways to engage audiences.

In Oze, the “nikkokisuge” daylilies are now at their peak. If you decide to go, remember to bring 100 yen coins.

–The Asahi Shimbun, July 26

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Vox Populi, Vox Dei is a popular daily column that covers a wide range of topics, including culture, arts and social trends and developments. Written by veteran writers from Asahi Shimbun, the column offers helpful perspectives and insights into contemporary Japan and its culture.

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Behind the Art: Is “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai the most famous Japanese artwork? https://japononline.net/behind-the-art-is-the-great-wave-off-kanagawa-by-katsushika-hokusai-the-most-famous-japanese-artwork/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 04:45:29 +0000 https://japononline.net/behind-the-art-is-the-great-wave-off-kanagawa-by-katsushika-hokusai-the-most-famous-japanese-artwork/ The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (Kanagawa-oki Nami Ura – Under the Wave Off Kanagawa) or commonly called The big wave is a woodblock print by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Made in 1831 during the Edo period of Japanese history, the print is one of the most well-known Japanese works of art in history. Several museums […]]]>

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (Kanagawa-oki Nami Ura – Under the Wave Off Kanagawa) or commonly called The big wave is a woodblock print by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Made in 1831 during the Edo period of Japanese history, the print is one of the most well-known Japanese works of art in history. Several museums around the world hold copies of this print. One of the prints is currently held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA. The woodblock print Beneath the Great Wave Pit off Kanagawa sold for $1.6 million with acquisition costs, 10 times its low estimate of $150,000 in 2021. It has influenced several notable artists and musicians, such as Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Debussy, Claude Monet, Hiroshige and many others. But what is the story behind this impression? Why will it appear on the new 1,000 yen banknote in Japan from 2024?

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The artist and the concept

Hokusai was born in 1760 in Edo (now Tokyo) and began painting at the age of six. At 16, he became an apprentice engraver. He started creating his illustrations and became an apprentice of artist Katsukara Shunshō, who was one of the greatest ukiyo-e artists of his time. Ukiyo-e is the name of Japanese prints made during the Edo period. The word “Ukiyo-e” means “floating world” and refers to the impermanence of the world. The first prints were made in black and white, but Hokusai started adding colors to them, especially Prussian blue, a rare color used in Japan at the time. Hokusai was heavily influenced by Japanese, Chinese, Dutch and French paintings. The artist discovered the Western prints that arrived in his country through the Dutch trade. This is how he became interested in linear perspective and created a Japanese variant of it. He was intrigued by the oblique angles and the contrast of man-made and natural objects near and far. This is seen in The big wave. There is a large wave in the foreground that dwarfs the small mountain in the distance. Small boats can be seen amid the powerful waves. This print is said to be a symbolic image of the change taking place in Japanese society at the time. With foreign influence becoming predominant through trade, it is considered the symbol of the soul of Japan due to the stillness and physical form of Mount Fuji in print.

Mount Fuji obsession

The big wave is Hokusai’s best-known work and the first of his Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series. It is said that Hokusai was obsessed with Mount Fuji. It is, after all, the tallest mountain in Japan and is considered sacred. There was another main reason he made so many draws focusing on that mountain. At the time, there was a boom in domestic travel, and as a result, the image of Mount Fuji had a growing market. The prints were bought by pilgrims who wanted to climb the mountain or tourists who simply wanted to visit the capital and admire the view.

In The big wave, there is a large wave in the foreground that dwarfs the small mountain in the distance. Small boats can be seen amid the powerful waves. (Photo: metmuseum.org)

Ukiyo-e prints and their popularity

Impressionist artists like Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh were big fans of Japanese prints. In letters to his brother Theo, Van Gogh states how much he admires the works of Hokusai. He praised the quality of his drawing and the great use of lines in the famous Big wave The painting. This work of art left a terrifying emotional impact on his life and his art. Hokusai’s prints presented modern city life in a linear manner using the technique where space is flat and atmospheric conditions are highlighted.

From 1640, Japan was largely closed to the world and only limited interaction with China and Holland was allowed. That changed in the 1850s when the trade was forced open by US Navy Commodore Matthew C. Perry. After that, there was a flood of Japanese visual culture in the West. During the 1867 International Exhibition in Paris, Hokusai’s work was exhibited in the Japanese pavilion. This was the first introduction of Japanese culture to a mass audience in the West, and an art collecting craze called “Japanism” ensued. Additionally, Impressionist artists in Paris, such as Claude Monet, were big fans of Japanese prints. The flattening of space, an interest in atmospheric conditions, and the impermanence of modern city life—all visible in Hokusai’s prints—both reaffirmed their artistic interests and inspired many future works of art.

Japan timestamp

The big wave is considered a time stamp of when Japan was changing from its old ways to a modern Japan. The artwork captures the impact of Western culture on Japan and how Mount Fuji has played an important role in the lives of Japanese citizens. This artwork will soon be seen on new 1,000 yen banknotes in Japan, underlining how important it is to Japanese culture and the Western art world. It also shows how eternal works of art can be when it comes to representing a culture.

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Acgn Market Size and Analysis by 2022-2029 – Bilibili, ACGN CULTURE (CHINA) LIMITED, ACG Network Japan CO., Ltd, Acfun, IQIYI, MorningTec Information Technologies Co., Ltd https://japononline.net/acgn-market-size-and-analysis-by-2022-2029-bilibili-acgn-culture-china-limited-acg-network-japan-co-ltd-acfun-iqiyi-morningtec-information-technologies-co-ltd/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 17:56:14 +0000 https://japononline.net/acgn-market-size-and-analysis-by-2022-2029-bilibili-acgn-culture-china-limited-acg-network-japan-co-ltd-acfun-iqiyi-morningtec-information-technologies-co-ltd/ The report gives an abstract and quantitative examination of the Global Acgn The review is based on the division of Acgn which focuses on monetary and non-monetary factors that affect Acgn improvement. The report joins a real scene that concludes the market position in the focal parts, including new aids offered, things shipments, business associations, […]]]>

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