Cherry Blossoms Have Just Bloomed In This Japanese Town, And The Photos Are Magical
Feb16

Cherry Blossoms Have Just Bloomed In This Japanese Town, And The Photos Are Magical

Spring has arrived early in the Eastern Japanese town of Kawazu. The small town, located just outside of Tokyo, is famous for their 8000 cherry blossom trees that bloom early every year. The lush landscapes that greet millions of visitors each February are supremely romantic. The blossoms, known as sakura in Japanese, typically bloom in late March or early April, but Kawazu’s trees belong to a unique variety that flowers before...

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This Narrow House In Japan Only Looks Tiny Until You Look Inside
Feb14

This Narrow House In Japan Only Looks Tiny Until You Look Inside

It’s said not to judge a book by its cover. The same goes for houses – especially this tiny one in Japan! Designed by Mizuishi Architects Atelier, the 594-square-foot house is based on a triangular site between a river and a road. It looks really small from the outside, yet it is surprisingly more spacious from the inside than you’d expect. The triangular house has two floors, with the bedroom on the first floor, the kitchen and...

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Old Toys Receive Donated Limbs To Educate Kids About Organ Transplants
May14

Old Toys Receive Donated Limbs To Educate Kids About Organ Transplants

Second Life Toys is an organisation in Japan that’s hoping to raise awareness about organ donation. And as you can see, their smart-thinking campaign is sure to catch people’s attention. The organisation is giving new limbs to old broken plushies in order to make them complete again. And the best part is that you can join the campaign by donating your own unwanted toys. You’ll even receive a letter from the “recipient” plushie telling...

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Japanese Make The Coolest Sweets Ever (50+ Pics)
Mar01

Japanese Make The Coolest Sweets Ever (50+ Pics)

The Japanese have long established themselves as the experts of cute. When it comes to food, they can make it so awwdorable, that you will cry bitter tears blaming yourself for having eaten that sugary kitten. A&D is on a mission to compile the ultimate list of both cute and mouth-watering Japanese sweets. Post your pics or upvote the cutest ones, let’s make the world a sweeter place! (H/T: Bored Panda) 01. Candy Cats Trying...

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Never Leave Your Bed Again With This Awesome Japanese Invention
Oct28

Never Leave Your Bed Again With This Awesome Japanese Invention

This is how the Japanese stay warm in the winter, or how you can stay in bed all day! The kotatsu consists of a blanket placed between a low table-frame and table-top, with a heat source placed underneath the blanket. With your legs placed under the blanket, someone wearing traditional Japanese clothing would have warm air come through the bottom of their robes and exit around the neck, heating the whole body. The origins of the...

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10 Incredible Unknown Places On Earth
Aug26

10 Incredible Unknown Places On Earth

10 incredible unknown places on earth

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The 33 Most Surreal Places On Earth
Aug20

The 33 Most Surreal Places On Earth

So many other-worldly places exist right on our planet, and we never even knew about it. Here are 33 landmarks that look like paintings and scenes from science fiction movies. 1 | Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia Source: earthporm.com During the rainy season, the world’s largest salt flat becomes the world’s largest mirror. The Salar was born when several prehistoric lakes joined into one. The salt flat is so reflective, it’s used to...

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The 30 Most Beautiful Small Towns In The World. #2 Is An Amazing Secret!
Aug19

The 30 Most Beautiful Small Towns In The World. #2 Is An Amazing Secret!

Somewhere between the city and the wilds of nature you’ll find picturesque little towns that seem to fade right into the landscape. These are my favorite small towns–the ones where people and places seem to get along just perfectly. 1 | Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an enchanting town in the heights of the Zugspitze mountain, the tallest in Germany at a height of nearly 3,000 meters....

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14 Unique Places That Transform When Night Falls
Aug18

14 Unique Places That Transform When Night Falls

It turns out nature makes for the best night light. 01. Forest Park, New York Apparently, this glowing fungus is remarkably common in the forests of New England, which is odd because I had honestly never heard of it before today. Panellus stipticus (sometimes called bitter oyster) is one of 70 bioluminescent species that grow and glow for days. The intensity of the glow seems to correlate with reproductive maturation, and can be...

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18 National Flags Made From Food
Aug14

18 National Flags Made From Food

These delicious flags were designed for the Sydney International Food Festival by the advertising agency WHYBINTBWA. It’s a fantastic concept that creates a nation’s flag from the food associated with the country. Now many of you will likely disagree with some of the foods selected to symbolize a particular country, but keep in mind it can be challenging to not only use food that represents the country but also works with the actual...

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