Made it to Izumo today. Anyone who knows me knows this is a big item crossed off my bucket list. Very cool indeed.
#japan #travel #izumo #izumotaisha #mitama #shinto #blueseed

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I have spent more money on music in Japan than I have on anything else apart from food.
#japan #music #jrock #traveling


Two and a half weeks isn’t nearly enough time here.

There’s still so much to do and see.

So many shrines, temples, cities, people, places.
I want to live here so badly.

I want to be part of this whirlwind of wonderment.








Circus Tree: Six individual sycamore trees were shaped, bent, and braided to form this.

how the hell do you bend and braid a tree

Actually pretty easy. Trees don’t reject tissue from other trees in the same family. You bend the tree to another tree when it is a sapling, scrape off the bark on both trees where they touch, add some damp sphagnum moss around them to keep everything slightly moist and bind them together. 
Then wait a few years- The trees will have grown together. 

You can use a similar technique to graft a lemon branch or a lime branch or even both- onto an orange tree and have one tree that has all three fruits.


As a biologist I can clearly state that plants are fucking weird and you should probably be slightly afraid of them.

On that note! At the university (UBC) located in town, the Agriculture students were told by their teacher that a tree flipped upside down would die. So they took an excavator and flipped the tree upside down. And it’s still growing. But the branches are now the roots, and the roots are now these super gnarly looking branches. Be afraid.

But Vi, how can you mention that and NOT post a picture? D:



when i lived in ocala we had a bunch of citrus trees in our back yard and there was this one really tall one and on the top it was oranges and the bottom was grapefruits it was really cool

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A good day indeed.
#japan #miyajima #traveling #shrine #happiness

#theboxtrolls #hiroshima #japan #animation

Hiroshima Animation Festival, round 2. Laika Seminar presenting Box Trolls.
#boxtrolls #laika #anime #animation #hiroshima #japan

Another sketch I did for a comic order. #warhead #warheadcomic #art #manga #comics #art #sketch

Greeky speaky in Japan.
#japan #travel #greek #language #hiroshima #cultureshare

Sorry guys I just care about bottled water a lot, especially now that I live in one of the areas being bled dry by it


So an average adult human is supposed to drink 2 litres of water a day to stay healthy, not a lot of people do that but for the sake of the math here let’s say you do. If your tap water is so shady you refuse to drink it, that means you burn through two $2.50 one litre bottles of water a day, which amounts to $5. A friend of mine using a portable filter intended to clean 1000 litres of water (I’m not sure what quality of water was used to get that number) said in practical application she got about two months of heavy duty use camping in an area where the water in so thick with decomposing plant matter it’s green and opaque


Assuming in this active, athletic summer camping situation she is also drinking her two litres of water every day, it means her filter cleaned about 120 litres of totally raw and untreated muddy lake water for $20. That same amount of bottled water would run you $300 at $2.50 per litre bottle, so using a filter to treat the dirty water instead of resorting to bottles saved her $280, sixty plastic bottles, and 240 litres of wasted water in the “three litres of water to produce one litre of bottled water" exchange.

Bottled water companies are completely devastating California, if you don’t trust your tap water please, please invest in a filter, carry a reusable bottle with you, you will save so much money and help keep California wet enough to continue providing the rest of the country with the produce they grow here.

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im pretty sure this dude’s picture could kick your ass through the computer screen

this dudes hair is currently kicking my ass


Sweet unholy fuckaboodles