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Jul 18, 2014 @ 6:08pm | 6 days ago | via: hufflepuffia | @uusoae
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Ok but in french the sorting hat becomes le Choixpeau which is an excellent pun on choix (choice) and chapeau (hat) and I weep that this isn’t possible in English



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tags: #beautiful #I like language #I like puns #autocorrect just turned puns into pubs #what does that day about me... #French #wordplay
Jul 12, 2014 @ 10:36am | 1 week ago | via: ironbearicade | @bluewillow-redleaves
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Heralds of Valdemar Book 2 : Arrow’s Flight  by Mercedes Lackey

Japanese Book Cover

Illustration by Toriko

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tags: #I searched everywhere for Japanese Mercedes lackey or tamora pierce books #but failed and I'm still so upset #mercedes lackey
Jul 04, 2014 @ 6:27pm | 2 weeks ago | hi-res | via: inlovewithjapan | @japanlove
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じてんしゃ(Bycycle) (by mijabi)

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tags: #things that look like faces #japan #自転車 #🚲
Jun 14, 2014 @ 6:09pm | 1 month ago | via: sloppyrisas | @sloppyrisas
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夢を力に2014 (x)
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tags: #samurai blue #ワールドカップ
Jun 04, 2014 @ 6:18pm | 1 month ago | via: mochidesu | @kawaii-food-is-kawaii
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tags: #om nom nom #和菓子
Jun 02, 2014 @ 12:21pm | 1 month ago | via: inlovewithjapan | @zombiemiki
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Pokemon x Japanese Style

This promotion features every-day items, accessories, and candy based on either a cute kokeshi inspiried design or a coat-of-arms inspired design. A full line-up will be announced sometime during May.

The release date for this promotion is June 7th.


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tags: #super cute #Pokemon
May 28, 2014 @ 7:45am | 1 month ago | hi-res | via: tehnakki | @louobedlam
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You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you? 
Why are you beset with gloom? 
'Cause I walk like I've got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken? 
Bowed head and lowered eyes? 
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you? 
Don’t you take it awful hard
'Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you? 
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs? 

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise. 

RIP to an amazing human.

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tags: #oh no #rip #maya angelou
May 26, 2014 @ 6:12pm | 1 month ago | via: tereshkova2001 | @stars-in-streams
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1-Chaiten in Chile

2-Chaiten in Chile

3-Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland

4-Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland

5-Chaiten in Chile

6-Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland

7-Puyehue in Santiago, Chile

8-Kilauea in Hawaii

9-Shinmoedake in Japan


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tags: #volcanoes #long post
May 18, 2014 @ 9:57am | 2 months ago | via: daxterdd | @archiemcphee
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These intricate and extraordinarily beautiful embroidered silk balls are a form of Japanese folk art called Temari, which means “hand ball” in Japanese. These particular temari are even more impressive because they were handmade by a 92-year-old grandmother in Japan.

"Although she only learned this elaborate skill in her sixties, she has since created nearly 500 unique designs that have been photographed by her granddaughter NanaAkua. Impressive does not even begin to describe this feat of dexterity, imagination and keen eyesight. The difficult process of becoming a recognized temari craftsman in Japan is tedious and requires specific training and testing. This grandmother must certainly be one motivated and talented woman. And if that was not enough to garner your complete admiration, she now volunteers every week teaching others how to make their own temari.”

Temari have been made in Japan since the 7th century and are still highly valued and cherished as gifts symbolizing deep friendship and loyalty. They are traditionally given to children by their parents on New Year’s Day. Mothers place a small piece of paper with a secret goodwill wish for her child inside the tightly-wrapped ball. Alternately, some temari are made as noisemakers by placing rice grains or bells in the center.

Visit My Modern Metropolis to view more of NanaAkua’s photos of her grandmother’s beautiful handiwork and learn more about this stunning Japanese holiday tradition.

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tags: #手まり
May 17, 2014 @ 7:59pm | 2 months ago | via: flawlessswedes | @kesrows
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tags: #canucks ilu but those are some awful stats #there are only 30 teams in the nhl BTW #sigh #there's always next year #a canucks fan's eternal chant #hockey #vancouver canucks