Rice And Bamboo Shoots, Sweet Yet Bitter, Heralds Arrival Of Spring

Rice and bamboo shoots, sweet yet bitter, heralds arrival of spring

Although it was not quite in season yet, the freshly parboiled bamboo shoot tasted amazingly sweet. The subtle tang in the aftertaste suggested the arrival of spring.

Rice cooked with large pieces of bamboo shoots, complete with the vivid young leaf buds of Japanese pepper, is also a feast for the eyes.

Stu48 Shoots Pv For 'shukkou' On Board A Ship

STU48 shoots PV for 'Shukkou' on board a ship

STU48 have revealed the PV for "Shukkou," which is the coupling track to their second single "Kaze wo Matsu" to be released on February 13. 

"Shukkou" is the group's first song where all members participate in the singing. The center is captain Okada Nana, and it's her first time serving as center for the group. 

'ice Bamboo Shoots' Reach For The Ceiling In Hokkaido Cave

'Ice bamboo shoots' reach for the ceiling in Hokkaido cave

DATE, Hokkaido--A curious spectacle of thin and tall ice pillars resembling bamboo shoots inside a cave here is attracting visitors to the southwestern part of the northernmost prefecture.

In Hyakujojiki cave, as the temperature dropped, drops of water from the ceiling have slowly and gradually congealed and piled up to form pillar-like figures reaching upward. These are called "hyojun," or ice bamboo shoots.

Saito Kazuyoshi Shoots Pv For 'are' With His Smart Phone

Saito Kazuyoshi shoots PV for 'Are' with his smart phone

The short PV for Saito Kazuyoshi's new song "Are" has been uploaded onto YouTube. 

"Are" will be released as Saito's new single on February 20, and it has been picked up as the theme song for NTV's new drama 'Ie Uru Onna no Gyakushu' starring Kitagawa Keiko. The PV was shot with Saito's smart phone, and he was in charge of the editing and supervising. 

Nintendo Shoots Down Rumors Of An N64 Classic

Nintendo Shoots Down Rumors Of An N64 Classic

With the success Nintendo saw with the NES and SNES Classic releases, it makes sense that the company would want to release new Classic consoles. In fact there have been trademarks and patent filings to suggest that such a console could indeed be in the works. Unfortunately it seems that it is only a pipe dream.

Speaking to Kotaku, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime effectively shot down the rumors of an N64 Classic. When asked if he is ruling out the possibility of such a console, Fils-Aime was quoted as saying, “I would not ever rule something out, but what I can tell you is certainly that’s not in our planning horizon.”

Mortar Shell Shoots Beyond Gsdf Training Area

Mortar shell shoots beyond GSDF training area

Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force says a mortar shell flew outside a training area in central Japan during an exercise, possibly hitting a road.

The incident happened Wednesday afternoon at the Aibano Training Area in Takashima city, Shiga Prefecture.

Nikon Coolpix W300 Rugged Compact Shoots 4k, Costs $390

Nikon Coolpix W300 rugged compact shoots 4K, costs $390

The Coolpix W300 updates Nikon's rugged compact lineup, offering a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, 4K/30p video recording, a 3" LCD, 24-120mm equiv. optical zoom and wireless connectivity via Snapbridge.

The all-weather W300 is freezeproof to -10° C / 14° F, waterproof to 30m / 100ft, dustproof and shockproof to an improved 2.4m / 7.9ft over the Coolpix AW130's 2.1m / 7ft rating. Also new compared to its predecessor is an Active Guide mode, offering quick access to data like altitude and location. 

Uehara Shoots 62 To Take Lead

Uehara shoots 62 to take leadOne of Ayako Uehara’s best memories in her four full-time seasons on the LPGA Tour is a hole-in-one she made in her first appearance at the NW Arkansas Championship in 2013.

'ice Bamboo Shoots' Growing In Hokkaido Cave

'Ice bamboo shoots' growing in Hokkaido caveTourists are venturing into a cave in Hokkaido to see ice stalagmites, which are called "ice bamboo shoots."
Ice stalagmites are created when groundwater dripping from the cave's ceiling freeze on the floor in temperatures of minus 3 to minus 5 degrees Celsius.

Golf: Mcilroy Shoots 80, Risking Another Early Exit At Irish Open

Golf: McIlroy shoots 80, risking another early exit at Irish OpenRory McIlroy can't seem to perform in front of a home crowd.
The Northern Ireland star looked bewildered as he shot a 9-over-par 80 -- his worst score of the season -- in Thursday's opening round of the Irish Open. He fell to the bottom of the morning's leaderboard and finished tied for 150th place at the end of the day.

Thanko Spy Watch Shoots Hd Video

Thanko Spy Watch Shoots HD VideoThanko Japan just released a new real and true wristwatch/HD video and still camera mashup...for doing spy stuff .
The teeny-tiny camera is built-in to the watch’s analog face, just below the 6 o’ clock. Actually, it is rather inconspicuous, and if no one were the wiser, it wouldn’t be readily obvious that a 720p camera was pointed at them - unless of course the wearer was a bit too enthusiastic with dorkily aiming their watch at people/stuff/their own face.