Literature in Anime: The Hyaku-Nin-Isshu

The Hyaku-nin-isshu is a collection of 100 poems by 100 different individuals compiled by Fujiwara no Teika during the 11th century.  The poems follow the tanka form of 5-7-5-7-7 syllables per line and are mostly about love or nature, written when only members of the nobility were allowed, or known, to write poetry. In fact, several…

The World Cup Bar Scene

Originally posted on The Misanthropologist:
It’s not an exaggeration to say that the World Cup brings people together. Even in countries where football is not a popular sport, bars which show live broadcasts of the World Cup games are packed with people. Watching a game live in a bar is always exciting, with people energetically…