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Japan lost to Belgium ... Zannnenndeshita. ざんねんでした。
Japan did well ... よく頑張った。
This is a great story of a ramen shop in the middle of the field.
I saw this on NHK WORLD.
In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. Japanese do not really admire perfection ... The idea is that nothing in the universe ie perfect, therefor you should not look for perfection.
So when you design things, you leave something to make sure it is not perfect. The picture above is a gate at Nikko called Youmei Mon. It was so beautiful and prefect, the architecture decided to build the gate with one of the pillars upside down. That's wabi-sabi.
The Awa Dance Festival (阿波踊り Awa Odori) is held from 12 to 15 August as part of the Obon festival in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku in Japan. Awa Odori is the largest dance festival in Japan, attracting over 1.3 million tourists every year.
This building appears on many Japanese movies including anime movies.