Ryoichi Toya of Suzu, Japan harvests 3.5 tons of salt per year from the ocean. He starts by pouring buckets of seawater onto a bed of raked sand. After the sand has dried, it's collected in a large wooden box, to which additional seawater is added, to create a very salty liquid. This is boiled over a wood fire for six hours to remove the water. "Salt produced with the Agehama style is made from seawater and is mainly used for food," he says. "It's mild in taste and the texture is smooth. It's the perfect seasoning for a rice ball."
This footage was shot on film and is presented at 50 (presumably interpolated) frames per second in this compilation of clips. Tokyo in 1973 reminds me of London in 1983. READ THE REST
Whenever we go to Japan, we stock up on Kit Kat bars with unusual flavors. It turns out there are over 400 different varieties. From Great Big Story: Kit Kat is big in Japan. From cheesecake to wasabi to purple sweet potato, the crispy wafer bar is available in more than 400 varieties, according to… READ THE REST
Sometimes, you and all your friends just need to crawl up into your little basket-bowls with a blankie, and take a nap. More fun images at kagonekoshiro.com. READ THE REST
With so many different video editing software packages available with so many varying price points, it's always difficult to know which one will offer you the best value for your particular editing needs. That's where reviews come in very handy. So when a respected outlet like CNET says of VSDC Video Editor Pro that "this… READ THE REST
Standardized testing is the worst. The stress during the buildup. The worry about whether you're learning and studying the exact items that will show up on the test. And perhaps the worst part, the knowing that this single performance, with no context for who you are, where you came from, how much you've grown or… READ THE REST
With all the streaming services you're subscribed to now, do you really need cable anymore? Sure, local channels provide content that streamers can't match, but what else are you watching on cable channels that justifies that massive monthly cable bill? We're all trying to save cash, so cut the cord permanently but smartly, but dumping… READ THE REST