Every year since 1957, Awa Odori, aka ‘dance of the drunkards’ or ‘dance of the fools’, takes the streets of Koenji by the metaphoric storm during the last week-end of August, sometimes coincidating with a real typhoon proclaiming loud and clear the end of a balmy summer. 456 more words
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Beebz (the husband) and I get to go see this movie this weekend. I’m super excited.
I love stop motion animation to pieces; it has a beauty you can’t get in traditional or computer-generated animation, and it’s killing me it’s not doing better in theaters. 12 more words
The moon figures prominently in the newest LAIKA animated feature, “Kubo and the Two Strings.” The moon in European lore is feminine, but the moon in Japanese mythology is male. 2,189 more words