narrative junkie: Two Chinese students, found and lost in Boston. -
A rare scholarly bright spot amidst a brutal week of news: today was the official launch of the Digital Public Library of America:
(From the NOBLE Digital Heritage collection, hat tip Rebecca Nedostop)
It is a treasure-trove of goodies, including this 1879 Boston studio portrait of …
Interested in a first-hand account of the Doolittle Raid? Check out the book Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo! Upon crash landing on the Chinese coast, Lawson’s mouth was bashed in upon impact, arm severed, and leg badly torn. Doc White managed to remedy most of Lawson’s injuries and those of the other raiders, but was unable to salvage Lawson’s leg. The book gives Lawson’s account from the in-depth perspective of a pilot, later retelling the horror of his leg beginning to fester and Doc White’s amputating it using limited medical supplies. It’s a fascinating journey, which gives a heightened appreciation for the danger these Americans were in as they evaded capture by the Japanese for the month spent traversing China after the raid.
- Liam Town
Here’s an unedited photo of a North American B-25 Mitchell undergoing restoration, which I recently took at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California. Bombers like this were used during the Doolittle Raid of 1942, which marked the first time The United States struck the Japanese homeland.
Want an artistic glimpse of the 2012 Routes trip to Japan? Check out this photo gallery by photographer Liam Townsend:
by Jeffrey Sun
Time to revive the Tumblr side of Routes. Lots of cool things have happened since last early December, especially the Routes + Japanese Language Students trip to Japan! More importantly, lots of cool things to add! It was so short-lived, too fast in my opinion, but I’m sure it changed many lives, if not everyone involved.
The Routes crew at dinner in Kyoto, Japan.
Laser Cut Seaweed for Sushi Rolls
To help boost the weak sales of Japanese nori manufacturer that was affected by the 2011 tsunami, I&S BBDO, a Japanese ad agency, developed a series of intricately laser-cut seaweed. Each sheet from “design nori” series – Sakura (Cher…
Amazing maki sushi!
Transparent House in Japan
If you say you have nothing to hide, try spending a few nights in the see-through house located in Tokyo, Japan. Built by Sou Fujimoto Architects, this 914 square-foot transparent house was inspired by our ancient predecessors who…
Transparent house in Tokyo!