A More Accurate World Map Wins Prestigious Japanese Design Award – StumbleUpon

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“To design a map of the world is no easy task. Because maps represent the spherical Earth in 2D form, they cannot help but be distorted, which is why Greenland and Antarctica usually look far more gigantic than they really are, while Africa appears vastly smaller than its true size. The AuthaGraph World Map tries to correct these issues, showing the world closer to how it actually is in all its spherical glory.

Created by Hajime Narukawa at Keio University’s Graduate School of Media and Governance in Tokyo, the design…”

 

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Jigokudani (Hell Valley) – Noboribetsu-shi, Japan | Atlas Obscura

“Some hot springs are in picturesque mountain valleys, or in mystical high desert plateaus. The springs the feed the thermal baths in Hokkaido’s most popular spa town, however, flow from a blasted primordial caldera so infernal and reeking of sulfur, it was traditionally known as a gateway to hell…”

Read more at the Source: Jigokudani (Hell Valley) – Noboribetsu-shi, Japan | Atlas Obscura

Surreal Photos Of Fireflies From Japan’s 2016 Summer | Bored Panda

Here at Edgewise Words Inn we love great photography, and today we have Fireflies, brought to you by the people at Bored Panda! Read on, and click on through to see the wonderful images:


We often give you great reasons to visit Japan, but for those of you who still aren’t convinced, here’s yet another brilliant excuse to visit the Land of the Rising Sun. Fireflies!

Source: Surreal Photos Of Fireflies From Japan’s 2016 Summer | Bored Panda