Archives: December 2010

Rabbit New Year cards

31 Dec 2010

The Year of the Rabbit has come hopping around, and here to mark the occasion are some antique bunny-themed nengaj┼Ź from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston collection. Happy 2011!

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Rabbit, 1951 // Snow rabbit, 1927

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Sumo-wrestling rabbits, 1927

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Rabbit in bed, 1915

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Rabbits playing musical instruments, 1927

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Rising sun and rabbit, 1915 // Rabbit with pink background, 1951

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Rabbits on bicycles, 1904

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Rabbits, 1927

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Rabbit on boat, 1927

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Rabbit holding giant calligraphy brush, 1903

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Rabbit, 1951 // Rabbit walking a tightrope, 1927

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Rabbit and waves

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Rabbit and waves, 1915

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Rabbit on boat

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Rabbit, 1951 // Rabbit in the moon, 1915

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Rabbit and tiger, 1915

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Silver rabbits in snow, 1910

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Young girl holding a rabbit, 1915

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Rabbit carrying vegetables, 1927

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Rabbit and turtle, 1911 // Snow rabbit, 1927

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Rabbit writing New Year's greeting on screen

Pink Tentacle’s greatest hits – 2010

24 Dec 2010

As 2010 draws to an end, here's a look back at the year's most popular Pink Tentacle posts.

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- Old-school Tokyo subway manner posters: 27 train etiquette posters from the 1970s-1980s

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- Custom scooters: Photos of 30 Japanese scooter mods

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- Post-apocalyptic Tokyo scenery: Fantastic photo manipulations by Tokyogenso

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- Macabre kids' book art by Gojin Ishihara: Not just for kids

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- Concept cars: A look back at 50+ years of Japanese concept car designs

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- Japanese town logos: 50 examples of kanji-based logos for Japanese towns

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- Kaikidan Ekotoba monster scroll: Mysterious mid-19th century scroll featuring 33 legendary monsters and human oddities

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- Futuristic mega-projects: Shimizu Corporation's bold architectural plans for the world of tomorrow

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- Horror illustrations by Tatsuya Morino: The great monsters of Gothic literature get a makeover

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Selections from the Japanese urban legend series

- Ningen: Giant humanoid sea creatures of the Antarctic
- Sony timer: Rumors of a secret kill switch in Sony products
- Severed samurai head in Tokyo: A head buried in Tokyo has haunted the city for 1,000 years
- Secrets of the Tokyo underground: Rumors of a hidden city under Tokyo
- Hanako-san: Girl ghost haunts restrooms across Japan
- Human-faced dog: Encounters with mysterious canines
- Okiku doll: A haunted toy with hair that grows
- Urban legends from Meiji-period Japan: Phantom trains, bloody chocolate, and more
- Cursed commercial: Infamous Kleenex ad that sparked fear across Japan
- Human pillars: Tales of human sacrifice for large-scale construction projects

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- Sci-fi illustrations by Shigeru Komatsuzaki: Fantastic art from the 1960s-1970s (bonus points for the comments)

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- Manga farming: Nifty gardening technique by Tokyo-based artist Koshi Kawachi

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- Paintings by Tetsuya Ishida: Surreal and provocative

Happy holidays, and thanks for reading. See you again in 2011!

Calne Ca videos

20 Dec 2010

Calne Ca (a.k.a. Calcium) -- a mechanically modified version of the Hatsune Miku virtual idol created by freelance 3D graphic designer Deino -- stars in a pair of music videos set in a chaotic post-human future.


+ Video for "Machine Muzik," original Hatsune Miku track composed by Saya Kanae


+ Video for "Nehanshika," original Hatsune Miku track composed by Gab

Calne Calcium --
(Image via Karune-Calcium)

[More: deino333 via @R3active]

Videos by Sekitani Norihiro

08 Dec 2010

Here are a couple of deliriously mad videos by Sekitani Norihiro for breakcore artists from Japan and Germany.


+ Maruosa - Muscle Spark


+ Zombieflesheater - Face Destroy