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Monthly Archives: June 2007

Japanese okonoko made the 4th clip in his “the real SUMO fighting” series. It’s at the end of this video which consists of all the clips.

http://www.japanprobe.com/?p=2146

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I am familiar with the japanese capsule hotels, and thankfully no one ever went nuts and made something even smaller and creepier (as far as I know…). Instead some germans made something kind of similar. Hotel rooms out of drain pipes. It’s pretty cool actually.

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American rapper Kayne West’s released his new music video inspired by the classic anime AKIRA.

See the video at http://www.japanprobe.com/?p=2154

Even though the video was pretty crappy IMO, I still want to see an AKIRA Live Action even more now. Too bad the project seems to have been canceled.

A 69-year-old former insurance examiner spent 19 years building a miniature replica of the Himeji Castle in Japan. What is he going to do now when it’s finished? Personally I’d never want to finish something like that and fulfill my dream.

Himeji Castle Miniature

Hiroyasu Imura spent 19 years pursuing his boyhood dream of faithfully producing a replica of Himeji Castle in Hyogo Prefecture.

The 69-year-old former insurance examiner completed his model of Himeji Castle at a scale of 1:23 in the garden of his home in Ise, Mie Prefecture, in April.

http://www.japanprobe.com/?p=2133

The Hwangryongsa temple, a 9-story pagoda, was built in 645 AD by Silla (one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea), but was demolished in 1238 during the Mongol invasion of Korea.

Hwangryongsa Temple
Hwangryongsa Temple, a 9-story pagoda

Now it seems that they’re building a new 82m tall tower called Gyeongju Tower, inspired by the old temple.
It’s kind of.. weird looking, but I have to say it also looks very interesting.

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Lately I’ve had this feeling that I would want to travel the world, and I sometimes wish I lived many years ago being a member of some expedition team, exploring and searching for unknown regions and such.
For now, I guess I’ll have to explore using the internet. 😉

At the border of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana lies Monte Roraima, the world’s highest tepui (tabletop mountain) with it’s 2,810 metres (9,219 feet). The table mountains in the area are considered to be some of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back about 2 million years. It is also thought to be the mountain that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write the famous 1912 novel “The Lost World”.

Roraima from the north
Roraima from the north
Photo by Bruce Means. Taken from climbing.com

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