Kyoto University Turns Medieval Painting Into A 'time Machine'

Kyoto university turns medieval painting into a 'time machine'

KYOTO--Tourists can stroll into medieval times with the help of a digital reproduction of a famed folding screen.

Kyoto Arts and Crafts University has installed a life-size digital reproduction of the "Ikeda version of the Rakuchu Rakugaizu (scenes in and around the capital) folding screen" in a ground-floor gallery on its Higashiyama campus, which opened in April.

Album Review: Dygl 'say Goodbye To Memory Den'

Album Review: DYGL 'Say Goodbye To Memory Den'

After all these years the music industry still cannot give a clear answer on whether it’s good or bad to work on an album with your childhood hero. We’ve seen enough of Damon Albarn and Adele throwing mud at each other while no one can tell what really has happened. Now we raise the same question here to our young friends from Tokyo, DYGL and their most significant influence, 1/5 of The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr.. Today DYGL’s debut album “Say Goodbye to Memory Den” is released and I just got myself another living sample for this ultimate question.

I can’t deny my drastic excitement when I first heard the news of Albert Hammond Jr. set to produce DYGL’s debut album. I remember vividly the days of the DYGL guys sharing their admiration for the boundless creativity of The Strokes members as well as their unshakable prominence in American indie rock legend. My hunch was that this would be a seamless collaboration and that’s all. Having met Albert Hammond Jr at one of his solo gigs I was under the impression that he was a very down-to-earth guy, which should’ve guaranteed a smooth and thorough conversation between the young Japanese band and the successful American musician/producer. (Without doubt, language could be a barrier for in depth communication despite DYGL being no green hand in dealing with English speakers). However, after listening to the two pre-released singles I began to have rather mixed feelings. Now, looking at the whole picture, the mixed feelings still hold, but in a mostly positive way.

The Bodyguards (nhk)

The Bodyguards (NHK)Wayato Asahina (Masataka Kubota) works at security company with his partner Kengo Ishimaru (Kazuki Kitamura). His first client to guard is Hidetsugu Hirose (Kenji Mizuhashi). Hidetsugu Hirose is blind.

Crisis (japanese Drama)

Crisis (Japanese Drama)Akira Inami (Shun Oguri) is a former Self-Defense Force member. He was emotionally scarred by a special mission and subsequently discharged from the Self-Defense Force. Now, Akira Inami works for a secret Special Investigation Team at the National Police Agency. Meanwhile, Saburo Tamaru (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is kind and stoic. He used to go on special missions, but due to an incident was ordered to join the Special Investigation Team. With Akira Inami, Saburo Tamaru and other members, the Special Investigation Team tackles important political matters and dirty jobs for the government.

Travelers' Treasures / Nishida Kajyuen Kinsei Marushibori Straight Juice (quality Freshly Squeezed Juice From Nishida Orchard)

Travelers' Treasures / Nishida Kajyuen Kinsei Marushibori Straight Juice (Quality freshly squeezed juice from Nishida Orchard)

Nishida Orchard raises 30 different kinds of fruit, giving priority to natural, organic cultivation. This is an advanced orchard that uses biodynamic agriculture methods where fruit is harvested according to the waxing and waning cycles of the moon.

Marushibori Straight Juice is made with shiranui citrus (usually called "dekopon") and Mochizuki Mikan (mandarin orange) only, all from the Nishida Orchard, squeezing the entire fruit, including the skin. A luxurious two kilograms of dekopon is used for a single liter of juice. In addition, the squeezed juice is bottled at low temperatures, unlike ordinary concentrated and reduced fruit juice. That is why the original, rich, fruity flavor of the fruit is preserved. Once the flowers fall off the trees and fruit forms, no pesticides are used for a completely safe and natural product.

Kojima Haruna Graduates From Akb48

Kojima Haruna graduates from AKB48

On April 19, Kojima Haruna graduated from AKB48. 

After her graduation concert at AKB48 Theater, Kojima held an interview with reporters. "It doesn't seem real that I graduated yet though I feel that it has really ended," she said with a smile. When asked about what left an impression on her during the concert, she responded, "I was surprised to receive a letter from Akimoto-san. I think he wrote to me because I've been active for so long." She continued, "It was also surprising to see members who don't really cry, like Mayuyu (Watanabe Mayu) and Yukirin (Kashiwagi Yuki), crying.

Asian Lamb And Noodle Hot Pot

Asian lamb and noodle hot potThis is a low fat, warm and delicious bowl of udon goodness. You'll love tucking into this broth filled with lamb shanks and Asian greens. You just need a big enough spoon!

1 tablespoon peanut oil
4 trimmed lamb shanks
1 litre Massel salt reduced chicken style liquid stock
2/3 cup shao hsing (Chinese cooking wine)
2 star anise
2 sticks lemongrass, trimmed, bruised
5cm piece fresh ginger, sliced
1/4 cup salt-reduced soy sauce
1/3 cup mirin
180g dried udon noodles
200g snow peas, trimmed
2 baby pak choy, trimmed, each cut into 6 wedges
1 cup bean sprouts, trimmed
2 green onions, thinly sliced diagonally
Sambal oelek and lime wedges, to serve

Minions Go From Film Favorites To Theme Park Stars At Osaka's Usj

Minions go from film favorites to theme park stars at Osaka's USJ

OSAKA--Universal Studios Japan (USJ) turned yellow on April 19 as about 1,500 costumed guests celebrated the new Minion Park, dedicated to the banana-loving characters from the U.S. animated film series "Despicable Me."

Attractions at the park include the "Minion Hacha-Mecha Ride" featuring a vehicle designed by Gru, the supervillain boss of the Minions, which sways as a story plays out on a giant screen.

Ginza Six Opens Its Doors To Thousands

Ginza Six opens its doors to thousands

The Yomiuri Shimbun Ginza Six opened Thursday morning in Tokyo's Ginza district as one of the largest shopping complexes in the area.

The commercial landscape around the facility has drastically changed recently — Marronnier Gate Ginza opened in March, and the opening of Ginza Six has gathered attention as to whether it could spur further vitalization of the area.

Shachoshitsu No Fuyu

Shachoshitsu no FuyuMasao Kotera (Atsuo Nakamura) is the CEO of the largest Japanese newspaper Nippon Shinpo. He makes a decision to sell the company to online shopping company AMC of America. Sota Aoi (Hiroshi Mikami) is the CEO of the Japanese branch of AMC, but Masao Kotera dies suddenly. His successor Akira Niisato (Takashi Sasano) continues negotiation with AMC.

Teiichi: Battle Of Supreme High

Teiichi: Battle of Supreme HighTeiichi Akaba (Masaki Suda) is a student at a prestigious private male high school known for producing important politicians and bureaucrats. His dream is to become the prime minster and make his own country. To help achieve his dream, he wants to become elected as his school's student council president. The elected student president receives privileges and a better chance for promotions later in the political & bureaucrat world. A power struggle takes place surrounding the student election.

Exile The Second To Release A New Single This Summer

EXILE THE SECOND to release a new single this summer

EXILE THE SECOND will release their new single "Summer Lover" on June 28.

This comes about four months since the release of their album "BORN TO BE WILD". Besides the title track, the single will include a number called "Body". The DVD will contain a music video; in addition, a documentary footage will be included with the EX FAMILY Official Shop, LDH Official Mobile Shop, and mu-mo Shop Editions.