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Local fare on menu at Oita fest

Aug 22, 2013

Local fare on menu at Oita fest

by Magdalena Osumi

To enhance the taste and healthfulness of local delicacies, residents of Oita are said to dip fish in sauce flavored with a locally grown, mildly sour Kabosu lime juice. This weekend, people in Oita will get a chance to savor the summer abundance of ...

Take baby steps into theater

Aug 1, 2013

Take baby steps into theater

by Magdalena Osumi

Before it learns how to speak, a baby responds to sounds by cooing, gurgling and changing his or her facial expression. Then it begins to babble and, eventually, the first “mama” or “dada” pops out to parental delight. Words, therefore, are not necessary for ...

Isobe works herald rebirth for museum

Aug 1, 2013

Isobe works herald rebirth for museum

by Edan Corkill

‘Scrap and build” used to be the mantra of Japanese developers when approaching out-of-date structures. The theory was that Japanese people preferred their buildings to be in a more-or-less constant state of “newness” — a la Ise Shrine, which is rebuilt every two decades. ...

<em>Hentai</em> animation night at YCAM

Jul 25, 2013

Hentai animation night at YCAM

by Tomoko Otake

The word “hentai” has two meanings in Japanese, referring both to “metamorphosis” and “abnormality/perversion.” On Saturday, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media will screen a series of 13 hentai films — covering the wackiest, weirdest animated shorts in which the characters also undergo various ...