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Sep 13, 2014 @ 7:22am | 1 week ago | via: hufflepuffia | @englishsnow
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Sep 06, 2014 @ 1:21pm | 2 weeks ago | hi-res | via: inlovewithjapan | @kuroyuki
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choujuji by hanabi. on Flickr.

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tags: #長寿寺 #i want to go back
Sep 06, 2014 @ 12:40pm | 2 weeks ago | hi-res | via: kawesomes | @apolonisaphrodisia
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Aug 25, 2014 @ 7:12pm | 4 weeks ago | via: hufflepuffia | @awkwardsituationist
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spring night — one hour worth
a thousand gold coins;
clear scent of flowers,
shadowy moon.
songs and flutes upstairs — threads of sound;
in the garden, a swing,
where night is deep and still.

su tung-p’o (1037-1101ce)

photos by atomiczen in new zealand’s lake tekapo and tazmania’s cradle mountain

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tags: #new zealand #australia
Aug 23, 2014 @ 2:17pm | 1 month ago | via: kawesomes | @ultrafacts
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Source For more posts like this, follow Ultrafacts

THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.

And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.

So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3


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NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!

This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”

All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)

Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

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Aug 18, 2014 @ 8:53pm | 1 month ago | via: hufflepuffia | @penaltybox
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http://hufflepuffia.tumblr.com/post/95145926821/standuplittlegirl-mypatronusisyou

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IM JEALOUS OF COUNTRIES THAT TEACH LANGUAGES TO CHILDREN FROM A YOUNG AGE SO BY THE TIME THEYRE LIKE 18 THEYRE BILINGUAL . IN MY ELEVEN YEARS OF AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOLING I CAN NAME YOU LIKE 5 COLORS IN SPANISH

Yup, I did French Immersion, and I still understand it fully, ten years on. And knowing French from a young age definitely helped me pick up my third language, even later on as a teenager.
They don’t give you money afaik in this part of Canada, but it sure makes getting into university easier…

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tags: #language is awesome #polyglots are sexy #that's my general multilingual tag but whatevs #here's for only taking three classes in grade twelve and still getting into university easily
Aug 16, 2014 @ 8:43am | 1 month ago | via: sisygambis | @fionaelizabeth
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If corals get stressed they die, so if I was coral I would be dead 

what do coral even get stressed about

Current events

I sea.

guys, i work at an aquarium and my coworkers and i have literally laughed at this for three days straight. everytime we pass each other we whisper “current events” and crack up. our customers think we are nuts.

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tags: #puns! #I love wordplay #wtf was my tag
Aug 08, 2014 @ 11:46pm | 1 month ago | via: inlovewithjapan | @sleepgate-deactivated20140318
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Jul 18, 2014 @ 6:08pm | 2 months ago | via: hufflepuffia | @floralhomo
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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

CHOIXPEAU

AMAAZZINNNGG

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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 | 2 months 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