Archive for January 2012
Blood Stain Child is a Japanese, melodic death metal band from the city of Osaka. The band formed under the name VISIONQUEST in 1999 but later renamed itself to Blood Stain Child in 2000. Their unique style of music combines a variety of heavy metal elements such as melodic death metal, melodic black metal and power metal. A stand-out feature of Blood Stain Child is their tendency to incorporate both dance and trance related themes into their music. Read more
Bay Area native Christina Lee first fell into the world of hosting thanks to a very special list formed by a very special man named Craig. Who knew that a good part of her future would come about from those droning blue links? After spending some time writing for broadcast news and reporting for print, she first jumped in front of the screen as a host for MYX TV. Since then, she has put on many hats as a host, MC, writer, producer and reporter for a number of tv, radio and Internet shows. Read more
Mikoshi-nyudo is a monk-like creature that grows taller the more you look at it
It is found in the Kaibutsu Ehon (“Illustrated Book of Monsters”) published in 1881. It features woodblock prints of yokai, or monsters from Japanese folklore. Illustrated by painter Nabeta Gyokuei, the book is modeled after the influential works of Toriyama Sekien, an 18th-century scholar and ukiyo-e artist known for his attempt to catalog the many species of yokai in Japan.
SWITL — a robot hand developed by factory equipment manufacturer Furukawa Kikou, picks up deposits of gels, sauces and other soft semi-liquids without smearing them or altering their shape. In this demo it scoops up Mayonnaise and Ketchup.
Time lapse of slightly darkened Tokyo. The lights are dimmed because of continuing conservation efforts and post earthquake blackouts.
Well first off, my name is Jesyka and I am of Serbian decent. I love to be silly and not take life serious (which I have the hardest time doing). I laugh at everything and love to joke around. I am very outgoing and always make an effort to talk to someone new everyday. I love people and I wish I could get the chance to meet everyone on this earth. I think that is why I do so well being a promotional model since my personality mixes in perfectly. Read more
Leigh, it is a pleasure to meet you. I think it is interesting that you were born in Okinawa, Japan but raised in places in the United States. Do you remember much about growing up there? I remember almost everything. I love it so much. When you spend time somewhere, it becomes a part of you. apparently it’s changed a lot! I can’t wait to go back next year. I’m excited! Read more
Photographer and artist Jane Queen (Dangerous Dolly) has a passion for capturing vivid portraits. Leaning on a alternative edge, she takes elements of the past and today to help create her modern pin-up style. With no limits she is always raising the bar and taking onto different fields of photography while implementing her twist. Her artwork has been internationally published, gracing the covers of publications like Inked Girls Magazine, Rebel Ink Magazine, and many more. Read more
As a resident DJ, Dj Rinaneko mostly works for Electro label “Mad Skippers” managed by DJ Tsuyoshi and “Tokyo Decadance” whose events numerous people attend. Like her DJ name indicates, the style she plays creates a free and distinctive experience for the audience by blending groaning thick bass lines, eccentric consonances and an always developing rhythm while adding poly-rhythmical electro and breaks. Read more
NEON’s Vivian Murakami recently had the chance to interview a true master of the guitar and talented songwriter: “Guitarist Doll” Kanata. Kanata, known for performing in Lolita fashion, has just finished recording his album “Welcome to the Flower Garden” and is sharing two of his songs with us! Read more