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coffee-and-wood:


pronunciation | nats-ka-‘shE (nahtzkah-SHEE)Japanese | 懐かしいtip | The final pronunciation doesn’t really have an “oo” sound in it.

I love Japanese<3

coffee-and-wood:

pronunciation | nats-ka-‘shE (nahtzkah-SHEE)
Japanese | 懐かしい
tip | The final pronunciation doesn’t really have an “oo” sound in it.

I love Japanese<3

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rorschachx:

The knight and his steed: using its suction discs for a firm grip, a red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) clings to a hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) | image by Nicolas Reusens

rorschachx:

The knight and his steed: using its suction discs for a firm grip, a red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) clings to a hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules) | image by Nicolas Reusens

Close ups of stain glass window detail at the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.

(Source: viage, via fuckyeahjapanandkorea)

My Neighbor Totoro scenery

(Source: whisper-s-of-the-heart, via sinematik)

marinaesque:

The Darjeeling Limited - production design by Mark Friedberg

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wannabeanimator:

Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars (Samâ uôzu) was first released on August 1st, 2009. It bears many similarities to Digimon Adventure: Our War Game!, which was also directed by Mamoru Hosoda and released in 2000.

amnhnyc:

This fearsome fossil is Ursus spelaeus, a cave bear that lived 14,000 years ago. 
Cave bears, although related to the largest living bears the Arctic, lived only in Europe. Cave finds in the Alps are evidence that the bears’ habitat extended up to altitudes of 6,300 feet. Most of the tens of thousands of remains found are of young and old animals that died during hibernation. Skull accumulations and depictions in cave paintings show that the Bears were important to ice age humans.
This fossil is located in the Hall of Advanced Mammals. 

amnhnyc:

This fearsome fossil is Ursus spelaeus, a cave bear that lived 14,000 years ago. 

Cave bears, although related to the largest living bears the Arctic, lived only in Europe. Cave finds in the Alps are evidence that the bears’ habitat extended up to altitudes of 6,300 feet. Most of the tens of thousands of remains found are of young and old animals that died during hibernation. Skull accumulations and depictions in cave paintings show that the Bears were important to ice age humans.

This fossil is located in the Hall of Advanced Mammals

Excellent word! Walking to my new job takes me along a canal path and I&#8217;d say I&#8217;m a bit like this, looking around at everything; barges, bridges, wildlife, and the way the water reflects the surroundings.

Excellent word! Walking to my new job takes me along a canal path and I’d say I’m a bit like this, looking around at everything; barges, bridges, wildlife, and the way the water reflects the surroundings.

(Source: remniscent, via booklover)

archiemcphee:

The Japanese city of Nara is renown for its deer. Thanks to their legendary history, they’re regarded as heavenly animals, messengers of the gods according to Shinto belief, and guardians of both the city and Japan itself. A population of over 1000 remarkably tame Sika Deer reside in Nara Park, where they roam freely and visitors may feed them special biscuits, and every summer they do something strange and awesome. They leave the park and swarm the streets, lounging together on the sidewalks and sometimes right in the road, looking like they haven’t got a care in the world and the middle of the road is the perfect place to be.

YouTube user Blue Bells 9999 shot video of this marvelous phenomenon in 2013 and describes it as a regular occurrence in late July:

"…with the deer strolling out of the park to “enjoy the coolness of the street.” Given that the concrete sidewalk and asphalt road surface would ordinarily retain heat during the summertime, we’re guessing that the surrounding cityscape and topography creates either a cooling wind tunnel or an inviting patch of shade.

Although it might seem like an alarming event, Nara residents seem very used to the presence of the deer. It’s been happening for so long now that the city posts warning signs to drivers about deer crossing the road. No one honks at them or suddenly swerves to avoid them. We’d be so amazed by the sight of them that people would be honking at us for blocking traffic ourselves.

[via RocketNews24]

Another reason, as if I needed one, to visit Japan.