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Kabuki and Noh taking center stage in manga

Kabuki and Noh taking center stage in manga
Asahi - Jun 19, 2010

Manga about Kabuki and Noh have attracted wide audiences, even inspiring some readers to see these traditional performing arts for themselves.

Readers can identify with the true-to-life young heroes in the comics, which present a world often considered highbrow and unapproachable in an easy-to-understand way.

"Kunisaki Izumo no Jijo," which has run in the Shonen Sunday weekly comic magazine since January, is a comedy centered on the escapades of Izumo, a handsome boy from a family of Kabuki actors, his childhood friend and fellow actors. ...
Japanese ghouls haunt website
Asahi - Jun 19, 2010
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(The website offers a database of images of Japanese specters.
(INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER FOR JAPANESE STUDIES))

KYOTO--Those possessed by a love of Japan's hobgoblins and ghouls can find answers to their questions about strange apparitions in a handy guide to the macabre.

The International Research Center for Japanese Studies has developed an online database filled with sketches and paintings of Japanese specters.

The site contains 1,826 images taken from 100 scrolls, scriptures and other writings from the Edo (1603-1867) and Meiji (1868-1912) periods. ...

ASAHI HAIKUIST NETWORK
Asahi - Jun 18, 2010

Shaking hands
affectionate smile
father goes to the shade
--Isao Soematsu (Nagoya)

* * *

Watching father
maneuver his tongue
the shaving lesson
--William Cooper (Richmond, Virginia)

* * *

Father's watercolor
the blueness of the lake
from my childhood
--John Hamley (Marmora, Ontario)

* * *

More cancer
and one
blue butterfly
--Patrick Sweeney (Aomori Prefecture) ...

Sake makes debut on Europe's top tables
Asahi - Jun 16, 2010
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(Nichiei Alain Ducasse Selection)

KANAZAWA--Japanese sake made from a special type of rice grown in the hillside rice paddies of a tiny 474-person community on the Sea of Japan coast is being served in some of the world's best French restaurants.

The brew, called Nichiei Alain Ducasse Selection, takes its name from the famous chef Alain Ducasse, who worked with Nakamurashuzou (Nakamura Brewery Co.) of Kanazawa to make a rice wine specifically suited to French food. ...

Baby and child robots open eyes on learning
Asahi - Jun 16, 2010
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(These robots, unveiled in Tokyo last week, are designed
to recreate the cognitive patterns of babies and children.)

Researchers at Osaka University and the University of Tokyo have developed a pair of robots that replicate the cognitive development of babies and young children.

The team is headed by Hiroshi Ishiguro, an Osaka University professor specializing in perceptual information, and Yasuo Kuniyoshi, a University of Tokyo professor of informatics. ...

Wedding tourists tie the knot Japan's way
Asahi - Jun 14, 2010
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(A Chinese couple poses in traditional Japanese attire for a wedding photo in Kyoto.)

KYOTO--The bride wore a sumptuous red kimono embroidered with floral and crane designs ornately finished in gold thread. The groom was dressed conservatively in black, with a white-striped hakama and a black montsuki coat.

It was an impeccably traditional Japanese ceremony in every respect, except for one small detail: neither of the couple were Japanese. ...

By T.S. on June 20, 2010
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