A popular illumination spot in the Kanto Area is the amusement park Pleasure Forest in Sagamihara. They illuminate the whole park every night in the winter months. This year they have a special collaboration with Pokémon and a part of the illumination has been redesigned in a Pokémon fashion.
People cosplaying is always interesting to look at. It takes courage, confidence and a whole lot of boldness to nail playfully portraying someone (or something) else.
It's a hero comic much like Superman or Captain America but this superhero is actually sometimes not very happy with his choice to be one and at times feels like more of a villain. It's a more violent manga with adult themes that has been gaining a following inside and outside Japan.
Naruto Kabuki is an interesting blend of traditional and modern since it incorporates the history of kabuki with the more modern culture of manga and anime. Even if you’re not particularly interested in anime, kabuki plays are a good way to immerse yourself in Japanese culture.
Japan loves all things kawaii, it’s deeply ingrained in all aspects of modern day living. But what is kawaii? And where did it come from? Read on to discover why kawaii is so much more than just a word.
You might have never heard of Kunitachi. It’s a small district in Tokyo, but despite its size, this town is full of charms. So much that it inspired the anime film Wolf Children, which won the New York International Children’s Film Festival’s Audience Award in 2013. It has many cute little shops, spectacular nature, and a whole street of cherry blossom trees.
From 8th December 2018 to 24th February 2019, the Studio Ghibli Exhibition is entertaining young and old fans in Toyama City. Come to the Toyama Glass Art Museum and soak in the magic! This creative exhibition draws visitors into an intricate maze. As you figure out your way to the exit, the world of Ghibli envelops you with a wealth of history, culture, arts and philosophy. Don’t worry about getting lost, you’ll be presented with a road map at the entrance.
Sayama Hills is a forest park about one hour outside of Tokyo located in Saitama prefecture. It was the forest that inspired Hayao Miyazaki to create the movie “My Neighbor Totoro.” If you’re as big a fan of anime as I am, then you’ll enjoy this small hike.
"Your Name" may be a record breaking anime movie, but it also has hidden depths rich with Japanese culture. Did you catch all these hidden meanings?
Few things drew me to love Japan like anime. With all of their beautiful images, supreme storytelling, and characters you really care about kept in mind, I have to ask, can you be too old for anime?
See how some of the locations from your favorite anime manifest themselves in today’s real world.