Category Archives: Audio

Elvis in Nakasu

So this year I went back to catch a night of the Nakasu Festival. The festival is held in Fukuoka’s red-light district, full of host and hostess clubs and worse. During the festival, women from the community get together and … Continue reading

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On Being Late to Work in Japan

I know someone who showed up to work 3 minutes late to his job in Japan. He lost an hour of vacation pay and then sat at a desk with nothing to do for the next 7 hours. This can … Continue reading

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Video/Audio: Nakasu Festival, Taiko Calligraphy

In which I watch 50 women carry a heavy object and two guys proving how calligraphy is totally manly. Continue reading

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Audio: Dazaifu Jinko-Shiki Ceremony

A downloadable/streaming audio recording from Tenmangu Shrine in Dazaifu, Japan. Continue reading

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