Hot Links: Japanese Flavor
If anyone says umami I'm leaving
You want lean prose? You want several short stories of varying flavors? You want the best pen name since Mark Twain? DEAD-END MEMORIES: Stories, by Banana Yoshimoto is going to be out August 9th so make sure to go grab that from your local bookshop.
If you’ve heard about the extreme social condition known as Hikikomori then you should know about one of the root causes - Japan’s financial collapse of the 1990’s. It’s a cautionary tale that we all should have known more about before say… 2008! I graduated in the early 2000’s too - which means if I had grown up in Japan I would also be in the same boat as these folks.
It’s complete with custom bento boxes, those octopus jar meals, and of course - a smoking room. I’m not upset that we don’t have these in Texas at all, nope. What on earth could we even use these things for? Not getting from ATX/SATX/DFW/Houston without driving 5 hours in any direction that’s for sure.
I am fully aware that neither Mitch Murder or Mizucat are Japanese, but I’m including them because of the aesthetic. That, and the album just came out and I wanted to share it because it’s great.
This weeks Links are short and sweet since I’m busy IRL with major things that I’ll talk about at the end of the month. Hardcore mode. A lot of what I’m posting are things youtube’s algo showed me while having something run in the background while working. XD
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