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Tsundoku is a Japanese word for collecting reading materials like books without ever reading them.

Tsundoku is a Japanese word for collecting reading materials like books without ever reading them.

We thought the Kindle may have resolved the hoarding problem, but even that device can become bloated.

Physical or digital, the same rules apply: we often purchase books and forget about them. Perhaps surrounding ourselves with books isn’t a bad thing, but showcasing the ones we actually like could be life-changing.

“Imagine what it would be like to have a bookshelf filled only with books that you really love. Isn’t that image spellbinding? For someone who loves books, what greater happiness could there be?”

Marie Kondō, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

(h/t Maria Konnikova)

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I posted this pic this morning on Instagram with the hashtag: #lostintranslation. But the Internet proved once again that the planet is small. One of my Japanese followers translated it: onakasuitana: “It says Since 1976. Sakura trading company. Gift shop on the third floor. We have many discounted brand names.” Interconnected times.
I posted this pic this morning on Instagram with the hashtag: #lostintranslation. But the Internet proved once again that the planet is small. One of my Japanese followers translated it: onakasuitana: “It says Since 1976. Sakura trading company. Gift shop on the third floor. We have many discounted brand names.” Interconnected times.

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I do the same thing over and over, improving bit by bit. There is always a yearning to achieve more. I’ll continue to climb, trying to reach the top, but no one knows where the top is.” — Jiro Ono

Sushi is an art form, requiring precision, finesse, and mastery.  Jiro has conquered all three but like all other greats continues to improve.  

The world’s greatest sushi chef.  

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“Nights in Nippon” is an instrumental album and dedication to the fond memories Funky DL has accumulated over the many years of his travels in Japan. Having visited the many beautiful cities and towns across the prefectures of Japan, DL has enjoyed everything from the Temples of Kyoto to the flashing lights of Tokyo. From the chilled vibe of Osaka to the calming shores of Yokohama.

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