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Hello Kitty-Themed Chinese Restaurant In Hong Kong

Hello Kitty-Themed Restaurant in Hong Kong

The world’s first Chinese-style restaurant dedicated to the Japanese cartoon Hello Kitty is set to open in Hong Kong in June, 2015. This Hello Kitty-themed Chinese restaurant will feature an incredible 37 dishes, about half of which will be in the shape of the cartoon cat. The interior is also inspired by the cartoon cat with Hello Kitty tableware and art on the walls.

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Nagoro: The Hidden Japanese Village Where Dolls Replace The Departed

Dolls Village in Japan

Located in the hidden valleys of Shikoku, Japan, is the village of Nagoro. Because of its remote location have residents have left the village for big cities in search for work, there is not even a local store.

Eleven years ago, Ayano Tsukimi returned to her home in Nagoro. Confronted with constant departures, she has populated the village with dolls, each representing a former villager. Around 350 of the giant dolls now reside in and around Nagoro, replacing those that died or abandoned the village years ago.

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Giant Image of Marilyn Monroe Created In Rice Field

Giant image of famous celebrity Marilyn Monroe created by planting four varieties of rice which have different colored leaves. This type of aesthetic planting began in the Japanese village of Inakadate in 1993 in order to celebrate the village’s over 2000 year history of rice farming.

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Amazing Japanese Rice Paddy Art

Japanese Rice Paddy Art

Tanbo Art is the strategic planting of four varieties of rice which have different colored leaves in order to create a giant image in the rice paddy. This type of aesthetic planting began in the Japanese village of Inakadate in 1993 in order to celebrate the village’s over 2000 year history of rice farming.

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Adorable Hugging Bear Cookies

Hugging Bear Cookies

These adorable and too-cute-to-eat bear cookies are made by Japanese chef Maa Tamagosan. Fortunately, she shared her recipe and the creative process with the world, leaving many of us drooling.

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