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Anatomical illustration from Edo-period Japan, this one’s supposed to be of a human skeleton and is dated to 1732. Wowzers.

Halloween is coming up, i’m getting in the spirit!

Yokai illustrations: artwork referencing Japanese folklore.

Hayakume: a Yokai who guards temples from vandals and thieves. If he sees a thief, one of his eyes flies off and attatches itself to the theif.

Shannon Freshwater


Link: Your Mind Blown: It’s illegal to be fat in Japan



Thanks to an anti-obesity law passed last year, Japanese salarymen across the nation are pulling up their shirts to have their guts measured… and if they’re overweight, they face consequences. If you’re male and your waist is over 33.5 inches, you’re considered fat. If you’re female, the…

Whether you want to believe it or not, this is a big reason why health care is retardedly expensive in the US. 

Nissan NX-21, 1983

Look at the interior on those doors, man I wish I could roll around in one of these. The lines are so simple, in fact, I think the back half of the car is illustrated.

Addictive ads, 1894-1954


Golden Swallow, Chao Pao Chu (Hong Kong) – LP Cover

Japanese cityscapes with monster-sized wildlife

Interview with Takashi Murakami regarding his recent exhibition in Versailles 

“The internet has revolutionized many things, people’s intellectual capacities appear to have grown in such a way that the public is no longer satisfied to see basic works in cinema or on television. This new means also applies to art.”

Link: Paris Review – The Art of Fiction No. 182, Haruki Murakami