Did you know that The Great Wave‘s focus is arguably not the wave but Mt. Fuji, since it’s part of a series of paintings about the mountain? Or that there’s a boat at the bottom of the painting? Seriously, we missed that one big time. More on The Art Assignment’s video.
…but it’s gonna cost you. Japanese food chain Ichiran serves only tonkotsu ramen – noodles in thick pork broth. They let you customize it to your heart’s content, then serve it in private cubicles. Just you and your food. There’s one in Brooklyn, but again…
If there’s one thing we can count on from Japan, it’s their weird, wacky, and over-the-top sensibilities when it comes to its TV shows and commercials. JPCMHD put together a reel of the most entertaining Japanese commercial spots from 2016. We totally want a DualSaw now.
Pro BMX rider Nigel Sylvester eats at Robot Restaurant, tries sumo wrestling and much more in the latest episode of his hyperactive POV series. Featuring cameos by soccer player Giovani Dos Santos, BAPE founder Nigo, and the slick new Casio G-SHOCK GA700 watch.
Kaptainkristian explores the origins of Godzilla, a franchise most of us associate with giant monsters stomping on buildings, but that had a much darker genesis – the (completely warranted) nuclear fears of a post-war Japan. TL;DW – go watch the original Gojira.
(PG-13: Language) Videogamedunkey looks at some differences between video game marketing in the U.S. and Japan. In general, it seems the level of enthusiasm on the other side of the planet is just a bit higher than here in the States. That’s not to say it always works.
The Japanese version of the Nintendo Classic Mini mimics the Family Computer’s body and controller. It also has a few exclusive games such as River City Ransom and Final Fantasy III. Nintendo, if you love money even a little bit, you should give this an international release.