Not bad at all, this is a shitty day but at the end little surprise, double rainbow!
Ok, the second rainbow is barely visible, but there is!
Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft recently posted an amazing collection of awesome real life versions of the Catbus from the wonderful anime film My Neighbor Totoro, created by Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki.
If you aren’t familiar with the movie (in which case we highly recommend you seek it out), the Catbus is “a large creature, depicted as a grinning male cat with a hollow body that serves as a bus, complete with windows and seats coated with fur, and a large bushy tail.”
These homemade versions were photographed all over Japan and these are just a few of our favourites. Head over to Kotaku to view them all.
For an awesome series entitled Camera Collection, Swiss art duo Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs handcrafted cameras out of unconventional objects like stacks of books, a turtle’s shell and, our personal favourite, a stuffed armadillo.
I CANT STOP LAUGHING AT THIS GIF BECUAUSE OF THE PERSON CHANGING NATIONALITIES IN THE BACKGROUND
MAN, ONE TIME I RAN SO FAST I TURNED BLACK
Brian Ashcraft at Kotaku assembled a fascinating post about an awesome Japanese phenomenon called “shinrei shashin” (心霊写真), which means “spirit or ghost photography.” These are photos in which a ghosts or spirit decided to make themselves visible during the moment a photo was taken. It’s supernatural photobombing.
“It’s usually accidental, and some people think it’s real. Others don’t. This notion isn’t only Japanese and exists pretty much wherever there are cameras. Oh, and dead people. This is very much a thing in Japan and pops up in movies, manga, and even video games. Take 3DS game Shinrei Camera, which was released last year.”
We love the creepiness of this, but our favourite shinrei shashin photos are the pictures of cats. This isn’t typical ghost photography, it’s simply cats being cats, which means there’s at least one phantom feline lurking and just generally being mysterious in the background of each image. And actually, if you take a look at the examples above, some of the kitty ghost photos are just as creepy as the shots involving humans.
Head over to Kotaku to view more examples of Japanese ghost photography.