Talk Story About Hawaiiana
I just found a great blog I hadn’t seen before. At least, I think it’s great — it’s in Japanese. It’s called Talk Story About Hawaiiana, and even though I can’t read it, I’m loving looking through the posts. From what I can gather, if you like Humu Kon Tiki, you’ll like Talk Story — especially if you know the language. It looks like an interesting perspective: Here in the U.S., imagery of Japan sometimes gets lumped in with Tiki stuff, under the banner of Exotica (especially in Exotica music). At Talk Story, some American imagery is lumped in with Tiki stuff, probably for similar reasons: it’s Exotic. The blog has some really interesting things posted on it, some collectibles I haven’t seen before. I’ve tried running the site through the Babel Fish translator, and while it doesn’t really make it readable, I can kinda sorta make out that it seems to be very thoughtfully written. I would love to hear from someone who can read the site — any Japanese-reading Humu Kon Tiki readers out there who can share their thoughts?