Hamish Downie’s News Sushi #143: Morsels of News From Japan and Beyond
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Editor Note:It is Friday, and that means it is time for the World Famous, soon-to-be Intergalactic Famous News Sushi from our very own Hamish Downie. Hamish brings us a decidedly different slant on Pop Culture as viewed through the lens of a non-native living in Japan.
Thank you (ありがとうございました) Hamish, for your insights.
こんにちは！Which means “Hello”!
We are coming to the very end of the cherry blossom season, with the bloom of the double petaled blossoms, epitomised by the flowers seen at the Osaka Mint. Youtuber, David in Osaka, shows us around:
Also, if you’ve read my columns on Christmas movie recommendations, you’d know that I have recommended “Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence”, which both starred Ryuichi Sakamoto, and was scored by him, featuring one of his most beloved pieces of music.
OK, now without further ado, here’s my partner’s playlist:
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
Yellow Magic Orchestra “Rydeen”
YMO “You’ve Got to Help Yourself”/”Expecting Rivers”
Miki Nakatani – Mind Circus
I’ll finish this week’s blog the way I started, with some horticulture:
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Kashiwa-mochi (かしわ餅), a simple an-filled wagashi (和菓子 Japanese sweet) wrapped in a seasonal leaf, is a popular sweet right now. I’m enjoying mine in the garden on this beautiful day! pic.twitter.com/gEmzMOnplT
— Paprika Girl (@PaprikaGirl_JP) April 23, 2023
Have a great week!