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June 18, 2012

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Ramen Museum

A Noodle Disneyland

Would you visit a museum for a bowl of ramen? That didn’t quite sound right, did it? Museums are (usually) places of high-culture—M.C. Escher lithographs, Rodin sculptures, Aztec pottery, Egyptian sarcophagi. Not always. In the Japanese port city of Yokohama, one could even go to a museum dedicated to a popular snack. The Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum, a zany hybrid of a food court, a Ramen theme park, and a museum, is all about celebrating, well, ramen.

Commentary, Culture
BOOK REVIEW: Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat

Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, a novel by Andrez Bergen, and a conversation with the writer

Australians aren’t really known for hard-boiled, noir fiction, partly perhaps because their country is so dammed sunny.

Books, Reviews
Style Dossiers: Sunday's Best

Style Dossiers: Sunday’s Best – Harajuku Style

Harajuku has been a long standing social event where young people would meet weekly (usually on Sundays) and parade in their “Sunday’s Best”.

Culture, Style
Style Dossiers: Japanese Fashion Protégé Yuima Nakazato

Style Dossiers: Japanese Fashion Protégé Yuima Nakazato

Nakazato has been causing quite a stir on the fashion scene. His futuristic designs have been appreciated by fashion lovers worldwide.

Art, Style

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