Category Archives: English

TeamLab @ Fundación Telefónica Madrid, Spain (Mar-Sept 2019)

teamLab Borderless, also known as the Mori Digital Art Museum, is an installation in Odaiba composed by a bunch of pieces of art created by light and computers, mostly using projections and mirrors. The visitor is encouraged to interact with … Continue reading

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Asia en el Museo Naval (Museo Naval, Madrid, Spain; Sept 2018 – May 2019)

Exhibition in the Naval History Museum, Madrid. Calle Montalbán 2, 28014 Madrid ☏ (+34) 91 523 85 16. http://www.armada.mde.es/museonaval Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 7pm (August: 10am to 3pm). Located in the Chinese Room and adjacent rooms. September 2018 – … Continue reading

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Wagyū “made in Spain”: Finca Santa Rosalía

Wagyū beef Wagyū (和牛, Japanese cattle) is a generic term that encompasses four breeds of beef cattle: Japanese Black (黒毛和種, Kuroge Washu), Japanese Polled (無角和種, Mukaku Washu, hornless), Japanese Brown or Red (赤毛和種, Akage Washu, also called Akaushi) and Japanese … Continue reading

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Claves de Japón Contemporáneo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED)

Around this time in 2018 I was taking an online course called “Key points of Contemporary Japan”. It was offered by the main distance learning university in Spain, UNED. It was a 200-hour course priced at 280€ It has taken … Continue reading

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“An Introduction To Japanese Subcultures” (Keio University)

This was a free English-language online course I took in December 2017 and I had a lot of fun with it. It approached anime, fandom and all that stuff in an academical way. It takes four weeks, four hours a … Continue reading

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Yasunari Kawabata: Koto (古都)

Note: Be warned beforehand that I am going to give away parts of the plot in this post. I have marked the spoilery part, read at your own risk. “Koto” (古都), which refers to Japan’s Old Capital, Kyoto, is a … Continue reading

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X2Y | I2K: Sakura House

While the Internet has made getting a hotel room pretty straightforward, sometimes a hotel room is not what you need for a stay. However, companies like Airbnb have been a shaky option for Japan – in summer 2018 a lot … Continue reading

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