May the frog be with you…

The ability of the real Namazu to sense earthquakes reminds to the performance of the force above. Well, there are Jedi of many species and there are many animals with a 6th sense. What does Yoda remind to? Bingo, certain amphibians are the protagonists of a most strange phenomena back in 2009, a iwannabelieve article here. If it wasn’t mere chance, was it precognition? Prediction is the correct term, the classic oracles did read from nature, too. The effects mentioned in that article fit to a rather new theory. Tectonic activities mean friction of rock on rock already before the actual earthquake. If the rock contains quartz (rather probably, it’s the second most common mineral in the continental crust), the friction can generate a piezoelectric effect like used in lighters. The force is strong with earthquakes and so is the effect, but these disturbances of the force are hard to recognize in the most dynamic magnetic field of the earth. Just imagine you have to indentify the voice of a stranger at a big party. Do frogs know how the electromagnetic voice of earthquakes sound? Weiterlesen

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4/11…

 

…did not happen, no Tsunami for Indonesisa and its neighbours, „just“ a sea quake. A delayed Easter gift from Namazu? Michaela Aidam did deliver this illustration of an Easter Namazu today. What a timing. Read some „what if…“ here. Yes, it was most close, millions of people around the Indian Ocean are still scared to death for a good reason.

Far Easter!

It’s not longer the season for Bunny stuff? This cartoon by FriKitty won’t get old that soon:

Translation for the lazy:

„Hi Tewi, where are you from?“

„From Fukushima…“

Well, what looks like usual odd Weebo fan art is actually a Namazu-e in the meaning of a political caricature. Even it’s some kind of an insider gag, the news report which it’s pointing at wasn’t that popular than the Kemonomimi, read it here. Mutant shit happens, but what are the odds for such an event at this timing? Another wicked detail in FriKitty’s cartoon (her comic blog is called „The Girl of Chaos“) is the edible necklace. It’s actually a tradition in Japan to hang little children a carrot around the neck so they have always a healthy snack at hand when they play outside. Which they can’t in the zone around Fukushima where the radiation dosimeter badge replaced the carrot. Not to mention that root vegetables gather radiation from the ground they grow in. And last but not least it’s frowned upon that people say inconvenient truths in Japanese caricatures, to let animals do the talking is the way of the Namazu-e. Using the fable bypass was clever icing on the cake. By the way, I’m planning a Namazu-e contest. Stay tuned and always watch your…

From Saxony with love

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NINJA BEAM! Michaela Aidam would even beat Chuck Norris with her element of suprise, again most unexpected feedback in my mailbox: „Hello again, I’ve been at the bookfair in Leipzig and thought this would be a great place to meet people interested in Japan and introduce the Namazu to a bigger audience. First I prepared… Weiterlesen.