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Learn Your Cuts of Fish with a Tuna Anatomy Puzzle

If you’ve ever eaten at an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant, you know that ordering is not as easy as simply asking for tuna. It’s the cut of the tuna that makes all the difference, with different parts of the same fish having completely different flavors (and prices). With this clever 3D puzzle, you’ll be able to impress your sushi chef with your knowledge of sushi anatomy during your next visit. The 33 pieces fit together perfectly into the tuna-shaped body for a game that is fun, challenging and educational all at the same time. Not a fan of fish?...

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s New Digital Single and International Tour

Anyone with an interest in Harajuku culture, Japanese pop music, or Tokyo’s kawaii fashion tribes will no doubt be familiar with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. The fashion blogger turned model and recording artist has represented the weird and wonderful world of Harajuku on the global stage for several years now. And while recently her look has matured somewhat, the singer is now back with a new single and an international tour. Last month Kyary released a new digital single called “Kimi no Mikata.” In the video, her costume and makeup are decidedly toned down from previous appearances, but the production...

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BAPE x Porter Collaboration Collection

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, streetwear brand BAPE has joined forces with Yoshida Kaban, or Porter, on a series of exclusive bags and apparel. Shark hoodies in BAPE’s signature camo print, graphic t-shirts, and a bomber jacket go on sale April 25 only at the Porter stores in Tokyo and Shinagawa stations. The second grouping of products in the collab drops May 19 at the same stores and includes many of Porter’s most iconic styles, reimagined in BAPE camo. There will be a helmet bag, day pack, key case, travel case, and sacoche (a small pouch with strap). This...

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Amezaiku, Handmade Candies from Japan

Most sweets and candies these days are made in factories and come pre-wrapped for sale in supermarkets, convenience stores and big-box stores. But this was not always the case. If you’ve ever been to a festival in Japan, there’s a chance you’ve seen a candy artist swiftly but carefully pulling, stretching, clipping and bending liquid sugar into fantastical shapes before it hardens. This is a Japanese art called amezaiku, and there are only a few dozen artists left in Japan who practice it. Luckily, there are a few shops were amezaiku candy can be purchased year round. The small,...

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