Nukumori Forest Japan
A quaint European-style village in the middle of Japan. Photo courtesy of Nukumori Forest.

What we’re clicking on and talking about this week at #FathomHQ, from the road in Montana, London, Maine, and Manhattan.

Meet my new favorite armchair traveler: Artist Ariel Vocalino travels the world via Google Street View and sketches the people he meets along the way. – Becky, editorial assistant

The microlearning trend is something I’m really excited about. This article on PSFK lays out a few of the best resources, including Highbrow, a five-minute read on the topic of your choice delivered each day via email. My first course: A refresher on the most important historical events of the 20th century. – Berit, editor

This weekend, a battle of 25-foot-tall handmade kites will happen over a river in Shirone, Japan. The tradition dates back to the 1700s, when kite battling was used to resolve feuds of neighboring villages. I can’t wait to see the photos. In the meantime, here’s a little film all about it. – Jeralyn, editorial director

The gullets! The blue eyes! The joker lines around their beaks! I didn’t even know what gannets were until I saw this beautiful nature film about the bird colony in Quebec by Oliver Hartman of Jungles in Paris. – Pavia, CEO

I love Wes Anderson and his brand new Bar Luce in Milan, but a cafe can’t come close to a whole village. Though not officially by the Studio Ghibli team, I imagine entering Nukumori Forest is exactly what stepping in to a Studio Ghibli film will feel like. I’ll make it there one day. – Becky