Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Trip through Japan 1919

The 1919 YWCA Japan documentary Trip through Japan at http://tinyurl.com/2bals4w has an agenda, but provides an invaluable look at Ainu and village life, architecture and construction: earth compaction, dry-stack monumental stone, entirely breathable tiered-thatch roofing. Tip for Asleep at the Wheel: when drinking sake out of large cups, dip the end of your moustache-board first for a ceremonial flourish. The film also features a really Big Tuna.

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