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I'm just a guy with a wide variety of interests, including (but not limited to) old sci-fi shows, DXing, learning about different cultures, and more! As you can probably tell from some of the hubs I've published, I have a strong interest in East Asian arts, history, and culture and an interest in history everywhere else in the world period.

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  • The Culture of Cell Phone Charms
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    The Culture of Cell Phone Charms

    11 months ago

    This hub explores the cell phone charm culture of Japan and Asia, their history and predecessors, and how the cell phone charm trend spread across the world during the 2000s.

  • A History of International Airmail Stamps
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    A History of International Airmail Stamps

    12 months ago

    Airmail stamps are not just stamps. They are pieces of aviation and postal history going back some 1 1/2 centuries! "Airmail Stamps..." takes a look at the history and examples of these stamps.

  • Crane Culture: The World of the Crane
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    Crane Culture: The World of the Crane

    2 years ago

    Cranes are a bird of legend and one of the world's most majestic and elegant bird species. "Crane Culture..." takes a look at the crane and the legends, culture, and facts surrounding it.

  • Crow Art Around the World
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    Crow Art Around the World

    7 months ago

    Crows are a species of bird that are highly intelligent, fasincinating to watch, and highly misunderstood by humankind. Crows art is also a largely-overlooked art genre! "Crow Art..." takes a look at crow art around the...

  • Spinning Tops Across the Globe
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    Spinning Tops Across the Globe

    2 years ago

    One of the world's oldest toy is the spinning top. Tops are an age-old pasttime for children and adults alike, as well as a toy that has been useful to science! "Spinning Tops Across the Globe" takes a look at tops...

  • Chinese Landscape Paintings
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    Chinese Landscape Paintings

    7 months ago

    Landscape paintings - or 'shan shui' ("Mountain and water") paintings - have been a part of Chinese art for many thousands of years. They have deep spiritual and political meanings and are an expression of the artist's...

  • Coolidge Dogs: A History of the Poker and Pool-Playing Dogs
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    Coolidge Dogs: A History of the Poker and Pool-Playing Dogs

    2 years ago

    Some of the most famous paintings in American art history are Cassius Coolidge's "Dogs Playing Poker" series of paintings. "Coolidge Dogs..." takes a look at the history, background, and legacy of these iconic paintings!

  • Horse Paintings: Equestrian Art of Yesterday and Today
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    Horse Paintings: Equestrian Art of Yesterday and Today

    5 months ago

    All around the world, horse paintings - or equestrian paintings - are familiar to almost everyone. Horse paintings can be found hanging in homes, offices, museums, and elsewhere. But what is the history behind many of...

  • Pine Trees: Meanings and Culture of the Great Evergreen
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    Pine Trees: Meanings and Culture of the Great Evergreen

    7 months ago

    The pine is a genus of tree which has meanings and symbolism all around the world. Cultural and religious meanings of the pine tree and various facts about the great pine.

  • Bamboo Paintings of East Asia—History, Significance, and Artists
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    Bamboo Paintings of East Asia—History, Significance, and Artists

    4 months ago

    This article takes a look at the meaning of bamboo in east Asian art, some of the great Chinese bamboo painters, and a little about Chinese, Japanese, and Korean bamboo paintings.

  • Jomon Pottery: Rope Pottery and Ceramics of Prehistoric Japan
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    Jomon Pottery: Rope Pottery and Ceramics of Prehistoric Japan

    2 years ago

    Some of the world's oldest pottery is that of ancient Japan. Pottery pieces dating back to at least the 12th millineum BCE have been found at archaological sites across Japan. This period of Japanese history is known as...

  • Ten Famous Lighthouses From Around the World
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    Ten Famous Lighthouses From Around the World

    2 years ago

    Lighthouses are a necessity for ships at sea, popular tourist attractions, and historical sites. There are many that are iconic, and others that are relatively unknown. "Ten Famous Lighthouses From Around the World"...

  • Cherry Blossom Art in Asia and Beyond
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    Cherry Blossom Art in Asia and Beyond

    13 months ago

    Cherry blossoms, or sakura, have become a popular subject of art in both East and West. Japanese cherry blossom art is particularly famous worldwide, but there are other countries where the cherry blossom has taken root...

  • Moon Paintings of China and Japan
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    Moon Paintings of China and Japan

    11 months ago

    Moon paintings have been a part of Chinese and Japanese art for many centuries. Images of the moon are strongly associated with these two countries. This hub explores the history of these paintings and prints and the...

  • Kaede: The Japanese Maple Tree
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    Kaede: The Japanese Maple Tree

    14 months ago

    The Japanese maple tree is famous worldwide for its beauty and elegance. In Japan itself, the maple tree - or kaede - is one of the nation's most famous trees, especially during fall. This tree has a significance...

  • The Moon Rabbit in Legend and Culture
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    The Moon Rabbit in Legend and Culture

    10 months ago

    Have you ever noticed the rabbit in the moon? Are you familiar with the Moon Rabbit, or Jade Rabbit as it's sometimes called? "The Moon Rabbit In Legend and Culture" is dedicated to that big bunny pounding away in its...

  • Chinese and Japanese Koi Art
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    Chinese and Japanese Koi Art

    2 years ago

    Carp art - and in particular koi art - is some of the most famous artwork to be exported from Asia. In "Chinese and Japanese Koi Fish Art", Chinese and Japanese carp paintings, koi art, and the history and cultural...

  • Kappa: The Japanese River Monster
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    Kappa: The Japanese River Monster

    3 months ago

    In Japan, legends have been told for centuries about the legendary Kappa water imp that is both a fearsome water monster and a troublemaker. "Kappa: The Japanese River Monster" discusses the Kappa, its origins,...

  • Japanese Cat Art
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    Japanese Cat Art

    2 years ago

    One of the most popular subjects in Japanese art is cats. "Japanese Cat Art" takes a look at the history of the cat in Japan, cat paintings, the Maneki Neko ("Lucky Cat"), cat anime, and more!

  • The Art of the Japanese Butterfly
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    The Art of the Japanese Butterfly

    2 years ago

    The butterfly has many meanings in Japan. Beautiful yet mysterious, the Japanese butterfly has made appearances on clothing, in media, in family crests, and especially in art. "The Art of the Japanese Butterfly" takes a...

  • Japanese Wave Paintings
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    Japanese Wave Paintings

    7 months ago

    One of the most recognizable subjects in Japanese art are the giant waves that lap its shores. These waves have been famously depicted in Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Kanagawa", which is widely regarded to be the most...

  • Haniwa: Ancient Japan's Terracotta Warriors
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    Haniwa: Ancient Japan's Terracotta Warriors

    13 months ago

    "Haniwa: Ancient Japan's Terracotta Warriors" is a hub about the mysterious haniwa statues and figurines of ancient Japan, their history and purposes, and how haniwa served many purposes from funerary to spiritual to...

  • Raku Pottery in Japan
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    Raku Pottery in Japan

    2 years ago

    "Raku Pottery in Japan" is a hub about Japanese raku pottery. The history of raku, its purpose and function in Japanese society, and the characteristics of Japanese raku pottery are all discussed in this hub.

  • Stone Carvings of Cambodia
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    Stone Carvings of Cambodia

    11 months ago

    "Stone Carvings of Cambodia" is a hub about the world-famous Khmer stone carvings, their history, and the culture that gave rise to them. Also discussed in this hub are the rise and fall of Angkor and Angkor Wat.

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