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Another exhibition I caught on its last day (back in September, at this point) was the Yotsubato exhibit–YOTSUBA & DANBOARD THE EXHIBITION–commemorating the series’ tenth anniversary. It was a fine toast to the series’ ten years, collecting various fascinating artifacts … Continue reading

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The Original Shitbug: Reading Aku no Hana Volume 1

Propelled by weekly enjoyment of the Aku no Hana anime, I decided to pick up the original work to see how it stands up. It’s shonen manga with furigana, so I figured it’d be pretty readable. It’s actually more readable … Continue reading

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Kindai Mahjong Akagi White Day Cookies

Thanks go out to Cosmosmith for this one! When she was in Japan a few weeks ago, she regaled to me a tale of Akagi Valentine’s Day cookies. Sadly, as Valentine’s Day had already passed, it was no longer possible … Continue reading

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