Tired of people looking through your clothing? Inhibiting your basketball game? Looking over your shoulder?
The athletic company, Cramer, has put a stop to that with infrared blocking underwear. The underwear prevents any see through images of women athletes, a growing problem with the use of infrared based photography used at sporting events.
As our post below indicates maybe this can be used for Engrish clothing as well- so no one stalks you to get a picture!
Ghibli Channel is an online streaming video show that will include cast interviews, previews on new movies and any Ghibli information the fans will find of interest.
Unfortunately, the viewing of these videos is limited to Japan residents, other IPs are blocked. The good news is Ghibli World (the premier online Ghibli resource webpage) has been granted access and is showing the videos on the website.
The current videos include: an interview with Ghibli Museum director Nakajima Kiyofumi, a report about Studio Ghibli at the Tokyo Anime Fair 2007, Ou to Tori trailer and Haru no Mezame trailer. (from site)
Ou to Tori is “Le Roi et L’Oiseau”, an animated film from France by Paul Grimault and Haru no Mezame is Russian Director Aleksandr Petrov’s, “The Old Man And The Sea”.
We can hardly wait to see a trailer of Miyazaki’s newest film- Ponyo On a Cliff to make an appearance- hopefully soon!!
May 5th is the celebration of children in Japan. Originally the holiday was known as Boy’s Day (Tango no Sekku) but today it is considered a celebration of all children and known as Children’s Day (Kodoomo no hi). It is one of the holidays of Golden Week- a week with a number of holidays and festivals in Japan where many travel and relax.
Girl’s Day discussed here is a separate holiday falling on March 3rd. Since the Girl’s have their own holiday, many still practice Children’s Day with the original traditions from Boy’s Day.
Families go outside and fly huge carp-shaped streamers (koinobori pictured above) and also set out warrior dolls, ornaments and weapons to symbolize the past Japanese heroes– many boys dress up in these outfits as well.
The warrior dolls from the past are now precious antiques- showcasing the art and design of the different periods.