Nara's Asuka Hot Pot Gives Flavor Of Food Culture From Afar

Nara's Asuka hot pot gives flavor of food culture from afar

Recipe books collected from around the globe, some written in Cyrillic and Arabic, line the bookshelf of Yuriko Aoki, a cooking expert on the world's local dishes.

She refers to the books, including an instructional tome with hand-drawn illustrations and a beautiful volume resembling a photo album, to recreate local flavors and introduces them through events and the media.

Saito Asuka To Be The Center For Nogizaka46's New Single

Saito Asuka to be the center for Nogizaka46's new single

The senbatsu members for Nogizaka46's new single (currently untitled) to be released on August 8 have been revealed. 

For the group's 21st single, there will be 21 senbatsu members. Saito Asuka has been chosen as the center as her first time since their 15th single "Hadashi de Summer." Check out the 21 members below. 

Ebisu Muscats Is Recruiting New Members After Leader Asuka Kirara's Graduation

Ebisu Muscats is recruiting new members after leader Asuka Kirara's graduation

Ebisu Muscats leader Asuka Kirara has graduated from the group on April 17. 

Regarding her graduation, the group's official website explained that Asuka plans to focus more on her apparel-related work. As a result of her graduation, the group is now recruiting new members. More details regarding recruitment will be revealed at the end of the month.

Ricoh : Creating Art Using Two Interactive Whiteboards A Collaboration Between Artists Koutaro Ooyama And Asuka Miyakoshi

Ricoh : Creating Art Using Two Interactive Whiteboards A collaboration between artists Koutaro Ooyama and Asuka MiyakoshiThe Ricoh Interactive Whiteboard D5500 ("IWB" hereafter) that Ricoh released in January 2013 undertook a unique challenge that goes against the conventional notions of office automation (OA) equipment. Two young and energetic artists, Koutaro Ooyama and Asuka Miyakoshi, took on the challenge of drawing a single piece of graphic art using two IWB units. Their dynamic artistry, freely spun from their imagination and the capabilities of the IWB, which faithfully responded to their expressions, resulted in a collaborative work unlike anything that has been done before.

Asuka And Nara Architecture

Asuka and Nara architectureThe most significant contributor to architectural changes during the Asuka period was the introduction of Buddhism. New temples became centers of worship with tomb burial practices slowly becoming outlawed. Also, Buddhism brought to Japan and kami worship the idea of permanent shrines and gave to Shinto architecture much of its present vocabulary.