Inside Fukushima nuclear reactor evacuation zone

Japanese journalist Tetsuo Jimbo ventured through the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant evacuation zone on April 3…

The Japanese government has issued the evacuation order on March 12 for the residents living within the 20km radius of the nuclear plant which was in danger of meltdown after being struck by earthquake and tsunami.

The radiation level (max at 112μSv/hour) in the video was well beyond legal limit, but should pose no significant health risk for short term exposure.

Credit: Videonewscom@YT

Hadaka Matsuri naked festival

The annual Saidai-ji Eyo hadaka matsuri (nudity festival), a ritual said to have originated in the Muromachi Period (1338-1573), was held last Saturday at the Saidai-ji Kannon-in temple in Okayama’s Higashi Ward.

Thousands of men dressed in traditional loincloth packed into the temple grounds and grappled for a pair of shingi (sacred wood), each measuring about 20cm long, and tossed from the window of the temple’s main altar.

According to local belief, those who manage to get their hands on the wooden amulet and race out of the temple’s precincts will be blessed with good fortune for the rest of the year.

Credits: Asahicom@YT & Yeinjee

Seven Japanese Gods of Luck Festival

Seven Gods of Luck Festival (Shichifukujin) at Kotohiragu Shrine in Tokyo.

Credits: RoninDave@YT

LED smiles party in the mouth

LED Smile, an advertising campaign to advertise a winter sale at Japanese clothing store, Laforet Harajuku.

daito manabe: direction and software programming
motoi ishibashi:hardware programming
device: tomoaki yanagisawa
film and edit: Muryo Homma

Credits: NYtimes, Daito@YT

Huge tea-cup tea ceremony

Huge tea-cup tea ceremony at Saidai-ji temple in Nara.

Credit: Asahicom@YT