News Sushi #68: Morsels of News from Japan and Beyond

News Sushi #68 And we keep serving News Sushi!

Editor Note:It is Friday and that means it is time for the World Famous, soon to be Intergalactic Famous, News Sushi from our very own, Hamish Downie. Hamish brings us a decidedly different slant on Pop Culture as viewed through the lens of a non-native living in Japan.

Thank you Hamish, for your insights.

 
I did this because I’m an idiot…

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Choo-choo!

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But, I had so much fun doing it. It was at the park entrance near Abeno Harukas in Tennoji. It came with all of the authentic sounds they make at the real shinkansen stations, so it was pretty unnerving, actually. Picture taken by my partner.

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Swipe! It’s a 3-parter!

This is a new short film from Ross Ozarka, director and creator of the film “Oops I murdered the person the person I like likes”. He’s just made a new short film on instagram done in the same style as the aforementioned feature film.

Here’s the description from instagram:

RO: “Gob Lynn” is a short film I tried to make in a day. It ended up taking three weeks, lol. I’m pleased with this turnaround time- my last short film was less than a minute long, and it took me two and a half months to make! I am also happy with the amount of experimentation I did in this short.

Though I am celebrating my fast turnaround, the next short will not focus on production speed, but quality of the story. My aim is to make you feel something! Plus there will be more experimentation: the characters will blink! Their mouths will move! The backgrounds will be ambitious! It will be at least five minutes long!

Also, let me know what you thought of Gob Lynn, and share it to people you think might also enjoy it!

It is a little NSFW, if you are reading this at work, you might want to wait until you get home 🙂

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Swipe! It's a 3-parter! Gob Lynn is a short film I tried to make in a day. It ended up taking three weeks, lol. I'm pleased with this turnaround time- my last short film was less than a minute long, and it took me two and a half months to make! I am also happy with the amount of experimentation I did in this short. Though I am celebrating my fast turnaround, the next short will not focus on production speed, but quality of the story. My aim is to make you feel something! Plus there will be more experimentation: the characters will blink! Their mouths will move! The backgrounds will be ambitious! It will be at least five minutes long! If you're not subscribed to my instagram, make sure you hit the follow button! That way you can stay in the loop of my next short film as it gets made! Also, let me know what you thought of Gob Lynn, and share it to people you think might also enjoy it! #shortfilm #shortfilms #shortfilmproject #shortfilming #goblin #goblins #fantasy #parody #fantasyfilm #watercolor #watercolours #funny #lol #haha #papercraft #papercrafts #animation #animations #animationmovie #animationfilm #animationproject #animationvideo #animationpaper #puppet #puppets #puppetry #puppetshow #puppetanimation

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Coming up next month on 6th July, Nanten-en will be holding its annual concert of traditional Mongolian music called モンゴル草原の風の調べ “The Song of the Wind on the Plains of Mongolia”. From 12 O’clock, Mahabaru Saukagereru will play a selection of Mongolian ethnic music as well as some classical music and more modern Japanese hits on collection of rare traditional instruments. The ensemble includes the rinbe (a tranquil kind of flute), the batokin guitar and a unique style of overtone singing called Houmii which sounds like two people singing at once. He will be accompanied by his wife on the yochin, a kind of 160 string harp. This is a very long running event that has taken place at Nanten-en every summer for the last 11 years. Tickets are priced at JPY 10,000 per person and include a full Kaiseki lunch and guests are welcome to use the onsen afterwards. Vegan and vegetarian Kaiseki is available on request. Please come and join us for this unique and popular event and let this mysterious music carry your imagination away to the vast beauty of the Mongolian Steppe! #japan #ryokan #ryokanlife #nantenen #okukawachi #osaka #日本 #南天苑 #奥河内 #大阪 #河内長野 #mongolia #rinbe #houmii #batokin #yochin #instagramjapan #japan_of_insta #lovers_nippon #beautifuljapan #discoverjapan #team_jp_ #art_of_japan #kaiseki

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If you’re looking for something traditional, please check out this event in Osaka next month:

Coming up next month on 6th July, Nanten-en will be holding its annual concert of traditional Mongolian music called モンゴル草原の風の調べ “The Song of the Wind on the Plains of Mongolia”. From 12 O’clock, Mahabaru Saukagereru will play a selection of Mongolian ethnic music as well as some classical music and more modern Japanese hits on collection of rare traditional instruments.

The ensemble includes the rinbe (a tranquil kind of flute), the batokin guitar and a unique style of overtone singing called Houmii which sounds like two people singing at once. He will be accompanied by his wife on the yochin, a kind of 160 string harp.

This is a very long running event that has taken place at Nanten-en every summer for the last 11 years.

Tickets are priced at JPY 10,000 per person and include a full Kaiseki lunch and guests are welcome to use the onsen afterwards. Vegan and vegetarian Kaiseki is available on request.

Please come and join us for this unique and popular event and let this mysterious music carry your imagination away to the vast beauty of the Mongolian Steppe!

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Let’s celebrate PRIDE month with News Sushi favorite and ally Michael Chan!

That’s all for this week… see you soon! And thank you to Echo Magazine for the shout out for the weekly Friday pop culture article on Tggeeks.com!

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