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日本穣 — Nihonjoe
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I was an expat during the time I lived in Japan. I spent a lot of time visiting cool places such as Itsukushima Shrine, Hondōri, Etajima, Matsue in Shimane Prefecture, the Kurobe Gorge, Shōbara, Miyoshi, Mihara, Kure, and Tokyo. Hiroshima has some amazing things to see, including the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum (where I saw the original The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali) and Shukkei-en (an amazing and peaceful garden which is right next door to the museum).

I also highly recommend that anyone who can get there should visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum located within the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The park also contains the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (or "Atomic Bomb Dome"), the Children's Peace Monument (which is often draped with origami cranes), and a statue in honor of Sadako Sasaki (also often draped with origami cranes). You can also visit the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims there. The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony is held in the park every year on August 6, the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

I rode trains regularly on several different lines, including the Geibi Line, the Kisuki Line, the Fukuen Line, the Hiroden Main Line (the main street car line in Hiroshima), and the San'yō Main Line. I created and expanded many of the articles on the stations of the Geibi Line (as well as the article on the line itself). There was (don't know if it's still there) an awesome homemade ice cream shop about 20-30 minutes' walk from Bingo-Ochiai Station. I love manjū (especially Momiji manjū), Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki (the best kind!), and most kinds of sushi.

After absorbing all I could of the culture during my stay, I returned to the untamed wilderness of the wild, wild west. I currently enjoy almost anything about Japan, including anime, manga, most Japanese food, and trains. In fact, I like Japan so much, I made a WikiProject for it.

I also enjoy working on an eclectic mix of other topics, including artists William Bliss Baker, Arnold Friberg, Adalbert J. Volck, Kevin Wasden, Howard Tayler, and Stephan Martinière, poet and author Michael R. Collings, critic and author Gilles Poitras, author Toren Smith, and cultural anthropologist Rachel Thorn. I regularly read Leading Edge magazine, I think Agnes Lum was the perfect first Clarion Girl, and I love the styling of Karatsu and Kutani ware.

One of my biggest achievements here is bringing Portal:Speculative fiction to featured portal status. It took many months of a lot of work, most of it done by myself (though I greatly appreciate the help of those few who assisted in some way). I greatly improved the Boshin War and Manzanar articles so that they could retain their featured status. I also enjoy reading and watching science fiction and fantasy, listening to all kinds of music (really, almost every kind out there), and reading in general. I have a strange fondness for Hinamatsuri.

I especially enjoy technical writing and editing online material in order to make it better. I also enjoy graphic design and taking pictures and making images for Wikipedia. I like user boxes. I even made a couple of them myself. Feel free to use any of the ones I created, or go to the user boxes page and see what's already there.

Stuff I helped with:
Cscr-featured.pngFeatured articles: Japan (April 2007), Boshin War (FAR, September 2020), Manzanar (FARC, September 2020)
Cscr-featured.pngFeatured portals: Japan (September 2008), Speculative fiction (September 2010)
Symbol support vote.svgGood articles: Cross Game (August 2009), William Bliss Baker (February 2018), Hachijō-jima (March 2018), Brandon Sanderson (April 2022)

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Selected articles I've worked on

Weekly Manga Times (週刊漫画TIMES, Shūkan Manga Taimusu) is a Japanese weekly seinen manga magazine published by Houbunsha since November 1956. The publisher claims it was Japan's first weekly manga magazine, and the magazine is published every Friday. While its name resembles that of its sister magazine Manga Time, it does not publish yonkoma manga. The magazine is also known by the nickname Shūman (週漫), and uses the slogan "Live Happily Once a Week!" (一週間をユカイに生きる!, Isshūkan o Yukai ni Ikiru!). Manga Times has a weekly circulation of about 380,000.

Weekly Manga Times became known as one of the big three weekly manga magazines along with Weekly Manga Goraku, published by Nihon Bungeisha, and Manga Sunday, published by Jitsugyo no Nihon Sha. From 1969 until 1980, the magazine advertised on the outfield fence at Meiji Jingu Stadium.

A one-panel manga by Sunao Hari titled Weekend Egao was published on the table of contents page until the spring of 2008 when it was moved to the last page. Additionally, the interior paper was changed to use a higher quality white paper rather than the standard lower grade newsprint.

The cover of Weekly Manga Times has featured a realistic painting of a young woman on every issue. The cover artist since the April 1970 issue has been Keizō Tsukamoto, for which he won a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for "the world's longest continuous career illustrating one magazine".

Wikipedia Picture of the day

Silver certificates

Silver certificates are a type of representative money issued between 1878 and 1964 in the United States as part of its circulation of paper currency. They were produced in response to silver agitation by citizens who were angered by the Coinage Act of 1873, which had effectively placed the United States on a gold standard. Since 1968 they have been redeemable only in Federal Reserve Notes and are thus obsolete, but they remain legal tender at their face value and hence are still an accepted form of currency. This is a complete set of the 1891 series of large-size silver certificates, designed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and comprising eight denominations from $1 to $1000. Each banknote bears the signatures of James Fount Tillman (Register of the Treasury) and Daniel N. Morgan (Treasurer of the United States), and a portrait of a different individual, identified above.

Banknote design credit: Bureau of Engraving and Printing; photographed by Andrew Shiva

Stuff I'm involved in

Portals I help maintain

Did you know...

These are Did you know... hooks I submitted (23 articles so far) which have appeared on the Main page.

A. c. japonica forming a "bee ball" in which two giant hornets (Vespa simillima xanthoptera) are engulfed and are being heated

Kutani ware

Kicho – a Japanese silk partition

View of Mount Izumi Katsuragi

  • ... that the harvesting of Japanese beech trees on the slopes of Mount Izumi Katsuragi is forbidden for religious reasons?
  • ... that Sandra Tayler wrote Hold on to Your Horses to help her daughter "visualize and control her impulsive ideas"?

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