Streaming Japan.
October 22, 2005 7:17 PM   Subscribe

Streaming Japan. Taka Yamada's is a beautiful and voluminious personal video diary of Japanese life and culture. Talk with a geisha, climb to the top of Mt. Fuji, or float a paper lantern down the river. Alternately, you can check out Video-link Japan, watch some television... or ignore all that and share your favorite J-links instead.
posted by insomnia_lj (7 comments total)
This is perhaps the most creative thing Ive read in quite some time
posted by Eric123 at 7:57 PM on October 22, 2005

Yurikamome - Monorail. It's automated so you can be a total trainspotter and sit in the front where the (emergency) driver would be. Going over the Tokyo Rainbow Bridge, it's one of the cooler trainrides (at least in urban settings) in the world AFAIK.

Nice site.

Whoever coined the term "Gross National Cool" wrt Japan was one perispacious individual.
posted by Heywood Mogroot at 8:48 PM on October 22, 2005

wonderful post insomnia_lj!! This is definitely the internet at its best. What a fantastic way for a city, or a state to expose potential visitors to the best each has to offer. (Website designers, take note.)
posted by RMALCOLM at 9:00 PM on October 22, 2005

Well, people around here did want me to make a non-hurricane, non-Iraq, non-politics post for a change.

That said, twenty minutes after I made this post, I read this email by Judith Miller's boss and started twitching.

Think peaceful thoughts... Kittens! Kittens! Japanese kittens!
posted by insomnia_lj at 9:32 PM on October 22, 2005

yup its tricky to "stream video" over da web and they got it right. Japan rocks. So does Brazil. Would love to to visit either place but need more dough to do that ...
-stuck in USA
posted by celerystick at 10:21 PM on October 22, 2005

I want to go back. So very very badly.
posted by lemonfridge at 3:09 AM on October 23, 2005

thanks for the memories of mount fuji.

yeah, celerystick, excellent streaming work there.
posted by 3.2.3 at 7:19 AM on October 23, 2005

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