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Speakers made from Tochigi gourds a hit with listeners

Nov 5, 2017

Speakers made from Tochigi gourds a hit with listeners

A speaker made from bottle gourd grown in Tochigi Prefecture is attracting listeners with its acoustic qualities and a cute appearance resembling an animation character. A maker of car stereos in Tochigi, the biggest producer of dried gourd strips for rolled sushi, began developing the ...

Technological fun for the home

| Apr 16, 2017

Technological fun for the home

by Chiho Komoriya

Gadget maker Cerevo has taken advantage of the hype surrounding this month's release of the Hollywood version of "Ghost in the Shell" by producing a 1/8 scale robot model of the original anime's AI combat-vehicle Tachikoma.

Crowdsourcing design and tech

| Sep 17, 2016

Crowdsourcing design and tech

by Chiho Komoriya

Designing jewelry just for fun Handmade goods are popular in Japan, with online marketplaces such as Etsy and Creema proving successful. But what if you like the idea of designing, but don't have the time or resources to find materials and actually make something? Monomy by ...