April 27, 2007

Great Blog: Talk Story About Hawaiiana

Filed under: Asia,Tiki — Humuhumu @ 4:33 pm
Talk Story About Hawaiiana
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?

4 Responses to “Great Blog: Talk Story About Hawaiiana”

  1. MrBaliHai Says:

    I wish I could, but my Hiragana and Katakana translating skills were always mediocre at best, and my Kanji reading ability is practically nil. However, running it through Google Translator gives you the gist of the commentary.

  2. goodfun Says:

    Hey, I’m the one who write this blog. Big mahalo for including my site!! I’ve reached here through the access history. Will introduce yours in my blog too.
    Keep in touch!!

  3. Sushiman Says:

    I’m and American who living in Japan . I’ll translate the main bits soon and post .

  4. Sushiman Says:

    I’m and American living in Japan . I’ll translate the main bits soon and post .

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