Thursday, February 19, 2009

JJNN: Random Animations

Welcome again to JJNN for February 19th, 2009. Today I will be having a lazy day.

Every so often I just want to be lazy. I actually have a reason today though. I didn't get back home until after 9 so I have no real time to look for anything good to write about. So, instead of having thoughtful discussion I will show random animations from Japanese artists.

This first one is from a student artist. The person made this animation out of different cloths. In the notes to the film it says the the main fish is a type of sea bream.

The second animation is all about natto. Natto is a Japanese food that is made from (actually is 100 percent) fermented soy beans. Natto is known for being sticky and slippery at the same time. Also when you try to eat it long strings of some sort of stuff (I still don't know what it is) go from one piece of natto to another. It makes it very hard to eat. That and most people don't like the taste or the smell. Any way this video is all about natto and how people (literally) sing its praises.

At the end of that last video the guy says "oishikunai" which means "It doesn't taste good." The last video doesn't have audio, but is good. It is the story of how this guy is trying to get candy that is on the top of a high shelf. Being as short as I am I feel his pain.

Any way, that is the limit to my laziness for today. I hope you all enjoyed and depending on how drunk I get tomorrow I will probably do the same. (By the way I have a reason for getting drunk...I passed the highest level of the Japanese proficiency test so I have to celebrate. Yay!)