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Category Archives: Asia
Hand-tinted tourist postcards are just a sample of the delightful items that make up the current exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Asian Art in Washington, DC. Titled “The Traveler’s Eye”, the show includes travel souvenirs, maps, photographs, … Continue reading
If you are a regular follower of TBTP, you know that I’m a big fan of the peripatetic French street artist Seth Globepainter (aka Julien Malland). He recently spent some time in Shanghai working with local artists on a series … Continue reading
Located in a southwestern Tokyo suburb, within sight of Mount Fuji, Shonan T-Site is a uniquely Japanese take on the bookstore. Owned by the entertainment retailer Tsutaya, the store is situated in a former Panasonic factory complex that is being … Continue reading
H/t to the folks behind sizvideos for this set of crazy gifs:
Between 2012 and 2014, photographer Kien Lam traveled 80,000 miles through 15 countries snapping thousands of photos along the way. When he returned home, he turned them into this joyous, frenetic, amped-up time-lapse video called “Time and Again”. You can … Continue reading
h/t to follower Akira O for the link to this video series Based on the bestselling novels by En Mikami, “The Biblia Antiquarian Bookshop Case Files” (Biburia Koshodo no jiken techo) is a popular Japanese television series that features Shioriko, … Continue reading
I love a long train ride, but I don’t know if I’m up for the Trans-Mongolian/Trans-Siberian Railway trip from Beijing to Irkusk. Maybe I’ll just settle for this very condensed version of the 4,500 mile journey below.
I love a wacky tourism campaign and this new series created to entice Japanese tourists to Israel is just bizarre and quirky enough to get some attention. “Israel, Like!” is an anime series that follows sisters Saki and Noriko as … Continue reading
h/t to Love Home Swap for their infographic
Filmmaker Hiroshi Kondo turned a conventional time-lapse journey through Tokyo at night into a mind-bending psychedelic trip. The vivid soundtrack is by Ayako Taniguchi.