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  1. Tourist attractions Castles (including Himeji castle) Shinto Shrine Temple Festivals (It may change your impression of Japanese people.) Traditional Japanese inn
  2. How the Samurai things started...(English sub) Reviews I don't know what they are talking.... For the French speakers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beWV9qeaRes For the Italian speakers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHWM7na_MmY For the Portuguese speakers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoEkEGNUhnc For the Spanish speakers, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTkl_3y88z4
  3. heavy snow If you visit Japan in winter, please watch the video I posted before.
  4. You may often see such kind of Japanese packaging way at the stores. I know it is notorious as "overdo" or "a wasteful use of the packing material as resources", that was considered by many people and was severely criticized. A few of them might change their mind after watching the next video. You can turn on English sub.
  5. For some reason, "Izakaya" is popular with Western people nowadays. review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kE6NwG7kuNQ
  6. A few of you may be planning to come to Japan especially in 2020. The Olympic&Paralympic games or the ICPS conference, I don't know much about both. Anyway, whatever your purpose, probably you have extra time to stay in Japan other than the main purpose. I would post videos as many as I could. You might find tips of enjoying Japan. I would post 2 or 3 videos every few days or few weeks. Hopefully you may be able to find a couple of interesting stuff. I would choose videos mainly from Japanology series. All episodes are wholesome and informative. Although many of them have a sound problem. Please don't ask me any question in this thread or PM. I am quite useless. I met a friend of mine from Germany, who is a famous pitcher plants taxonomist, in Tokyo in the spring of 2019. It was the first time I met him, who has been a good friend of mine since I joined the cp-listserv in 1994. I needed Google Maps. And when I tried to buy our tickets at the subway station, the ticket machine continued to ignore me with my wrong operation. A young woman offered to help us purchase our tickets. How embarrassing! I had lived in Tokyo for 26 years since I was born, and then have lived in the prefecture(s) next to Tokyo though!!! lol. How many decades since I left Tokyo? I won't mention.
  7. These pseudo Japanese songs were composed by two Belgian guys. Whether good or bad, I didn't know this album in 1971. People say "weird, ridiculous, crazy, bizarre, odd, strange, gibberish..." Probably it was an experimental project. The screaming guy in the first track, I can catch the half of his talk. Musicians may be geniuses at language. 01. Yamasuki This song was played in an American movie that related to Fargo (movie). The related scenes: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (I don't watch this movie.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yilhJXnTmts Fargo (movie) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15uK_izuKKY You can also watch/have watched the same location in Fargo TV series Season 1 Episode 4 & 6. 07. Yama Yama This song was played in the season 2 episode 3 of Fargo TV series. 11, 02: 11 & 02 have been played as the theme songs on a popular cooking program(farmers' cuisines) with Japanese public broadcasting (NHK)「まんぷく農家メシ」. And 11 was performed in YA-NE-SEN a Go Go (rotoscope animation). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN_62MmQBqQ
  8. How to remove Nepenthes seed husk (testa) in the most elemental fashion way. Konnichiwa! I have not yet obtained any USB camera for my microscope. I have been notorious for being clumsy since I was a child. In fact I have never met any person, who is clumsier than me. They used to say mumble such as "You have two left hands!" "Your fingers are all thumbs!". They call me all sorts of names under the sun. I have to admit, they, all people around me, are cleaver with their fingers. The stereoscopic microscope of mine is not trinocular, but a binocular one. A mobile phone was attached to the left eyepiece(ocular lens). Consequently I was looking the objects through the right eyepiece with my left eye. Thus the operation was a clumsiest manual fashion of this clumsy guy. Therefore, the process can be done smarter and speedier by anyone, no matter how clumsy he/she is. Until someone discloses much better method, please use it as reference, if you are interested in. But then again, the removing Nepenthes seed husk is not a point, the important thing is how to get better germination from old Nepenthes seeds. As I wrote, it is a primitive manner. I believe it is not the only alternative seeding method of preparing for getting seedlings from old Nepenthes seeds or moldy ones. Kind regards from the Far East https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu29bZhwLyc&feature=youtu.be How to remove Nepenthes seed husk (testa) in the most elemental fashion way..mp4
  9. Update 06 I took the photos on May 16 in 2018. The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator)
  10. Update 05 I took the photos on April 12 in 2018. The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator)
  11. Konnichiwa! I took the photo on March 06 in 2018. After I took the above photo, I sowed these seeds. It seems the old seedlings have the strength to push through their seed husk. I took the following photos on April 12 in 2018. The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) The germination from 5 years old Nepenthes eymae seeds (stored for 5 years in refrigerator) Though I don't understand the conditions for the appropriate storage of the Nepenthes seeds, it seems viability among Nepenthes seeds is a lot longer than what we may think and have/may read, as N_CloudySkies-san said on TF (page 4). Kind regards from the Far East
  12. Konnichiwa! Dear Whitefox-san, Thank you very much! “scarification”!…. a bit scary… Some growers remove Ibicella seed husk in my country. Jan-san (Dr. Jan Schlauer), who has been a good friend of mine since I joined the cp-listserve in 1994, answered my question. ...... Regarding the seed coat, this is the commonly used term. The external form and the mechanical properties of the seed are defined by the outer layer that is called testa. Additionally the embryo is included in the inner (protective) layer that is called tegmen and is a thin membranous peel in Nepenthes. Other seeds have endosperm that additionally surrounds the embryo, but in Nepenthes the endosperm is not well developed or lacking whatsoever. ...... Kind regards from the Far East
  13. Konnichiwa! Is there anybody being familiar with the technical terms? I call what I removed the Nepenthes seed husk. Some members on TerraForums, where I am stubborn, arrogant, and...., call it the Nepenthes seed coat. TerraForums The membrane that I provisionally call the seed coat still wraps the actual seed, except the one end where the root will be emerging. It still seems to protect the seed. I illustrate it by using the peanut though it is improper. Could anyone explain the technical terms? Kind regards from the Far East Nepenthes eymae: the part that put a red ring around, the membrane doesn't exist originally there. Peanut: the part that put a red ring around, I artificially removed the coat.