Interesting Items of the Week – 2021 06 13
Short (sometimes) videos or stories about interesting Japanese culture, language, entertainment, and many other things.
Japanese Sumo Wrestler Asanoyama has been suspended for violating the Sumo Association’s anti-coronavirus guidelines. Specifically, the Rekishi went to nightclubs around 10 times, and went out to eat on 3 ocassions. The Japan News reports that Asanoyama was handed a 6 tournament (1-year) suspension, and a pay cut of 50% for 6-months.
SoraNews24 has an interesting story about a new way of making a type of alcohol that will be on sale in Japan next year. Ethical Spirits, based in Tokyo, has found a way to ferment wood without using heat or strong acids; thus making the resulting alcohol taste better. It too bad that we’ll have to wait another year for it though.
This is a relaxing video showing how to make the “Great Wave off Kanagawa” in resin. It shows how it was made from start to finish. This type of hobby looks really interesting, I think I could get into something like this.