Three Extremes – perceptions

This is like one of the best j-horror films I’ve watched. Three intriguing and mind-freaking motion pictures collected under a suggestive title – extremes.

Of course they are not that sadistic you think they are – but are three original stories and what’s best – they can create a very creepy atmosphere.

The first short film is called “Box”. A creepy tale of two ballerina sisters that perceive the afection of their tutor in different ways.

This difference makes one of them go berserk and get the other one killed in a fire. Now – the ghost of the dead girl is constantly following her.

And the ballerina dance part is the creepiest scene of the film šŸ˜

Next one is “Dumplings”. Do you have what it takes to eat dumplings consisting recently aborted fetuses? Yuck..motherfuck…

The last part “Cut” is about a psycho that ends up mutilating a woman in front of her husband by taking off her fingers one by one. This is something that goes more like a dark comedy – since it’s related to directors and actors. But still, the tendencies of reflecting mind-disturbances makes this a great motion picture.

Three Extremes is a cross-cultural collection, being represented by Japan, China and South Korea – in a way of putting story into vivid colors and onto the big screen.

Great characters tend to explain their potentials and existential lacks.

Daily Japan: The Japanese Garden

Daily Japan is a series of articles that are meant to express the inner beauty of this dream-land.

[property of Frans Schmit – flickr]

This Japanese Garden is one of the National Historical Monuments and it can be visited for a limited amount of time, each year. Probably the scenery is viewed best in autumn. The contrast of colors, the diversity of plants and the other natural elements create a perfect image of a small paradise.

Created at the beginning of the last century – the garden portrays the love of a foreigner [MarguĆ©rite M. Baroness van Brienen – Netherlands] for this amazing culture.

Culture: Japan

Danny Choo’s documentary about the pop-culture of Japan is an intensive work of defining the best aspects of Japan’s media spread throughout the world.

From gathering information about figure collectors and gaming addicts – we can see that many people out there choose to live constantly for their biggest passion.

The previous articles was about a cosplayer that is featured in this show. Like her, many other offered a piece of their lives – a small part of their hobbies and passions.

Culture: Japan brings in front of you an important aspect of real life that inspired many anime series – the high-school.

Also we are placed in the wonderful world of figma-creating artists. Yes, you can learn a lot about figures and the process that give birth to them.

The documentary is up on Youtube and you can watch it right below. Enjoy it!

Fetish Headphones

Okay..the weird Japan is back!

This morning I had the chance to learn a bit about a new japanese product – some neko ears-inspired headphones which are probably very interesting for all the creepy fat otakus out there.

Even if this thing is meant to be cute…well, for me at least, it’s not. Those girls are cute but this thing on their head ruins my perfect picture of them.

picture property of thanko.jp

What I can appreciate at this product is the sound quality it has to offer – but the japanese neko fetish let’s me know this is not going to be on my wish list.

Alright guys. I already know you like it…you’re perverts I know, don’t try to deny it.

Coin Locker Monogatari

So – I ended up watching again some j-doramas. And recently I finished Coin Locker Monogatari.

A short dorama – with both comedy and sadness in it. And it’s not the best you’ll see. But you could watch it if you have two hours to lose.

We have two main characters: Miki – who appears of nowhere and settles in a coin locker office along with Tetsuyo – the man who works there.

She is still a high-school girl and she, apparently is involved in an anti-hentai program. She has to deal with different middle-aged guys who are looking for, you know, some fresh meat.

Besides this she founds herself revealing some secrets of the forgotten luggage in the lockers. Obviously, the mystery part of this series it’s not impressive.

The soundtrack is very limited and sometimes the action has no purpose at all. But Miki is a cutie so at least you can watch the dorama for her.

Koyo desu…

If you planned to visit Japan in autumn I must say you did a great job. And I say this because starting with this month – the natural scenery of this country becomes more beautiful, more intriguing and pleasant to your eyes.

I’m talking about the colorful tree leaves – koyo – which help creating a perfect landscape – almost touched by magic.

Fire-red, orange or a beautiful dark yellow, this leaves make photographers from all over the world to come here and capture this magnificent natural show.

Deserted places become crowded in no time, and with them is brought the joy of life. What can be more life-experiencing than truly enjoying a day in the middle of the nature? All the colors, the wind, the feelings that trees can spread around this time. I can’t imagine a better image than some dark red leaves under the blessed rains, moving slowly and emanating a sweet autumn scent.

I’m a nature lover and more than that, autumn is my favorite season – so I’m too excited only thinking about those landscapes.

Some of the best koyo-viewing places are in Kyoto, Tokyo and in the northern part of Japan.

The Tokufuji Station, the Shugakuin Imperial Villa or the Nishizawa Valley are some attractive spots for tourists. The autumn leaves define Japan’s beauty til late november.

Of course that other natural elements receive a new face after the autumn begins but the koyo spectacle it’s still better than anything else.