Even though it originally started as a “pop-culture” in the age of samurai, today the art of singing and dancing, or kabuki, has become one of Japan’s most significant performing arts.
May 27, 2017
Japan is the land of the rising sun, but it’s also land of the strange, as you’re about to find out. Step through the entrance of Shibuya’s infamous vibrator bar with me.
May 10, 2017
Attack on Titan has come to Tokyo Skytree Tower! Fans of the manga will definitely enjoy this exciting tribute with all the characters and artwork.
May 3, 2017
The ambiance is set up nicely, as the soft, organic lighting is both natural and inviting. It's deemed to be experienced individually, and prides the potential of individualism. Just as a pebble makes a "ripple" when dropped into a stream.
April 24, 2017
The May Grand Sumo Tournament is coming soon and now is a most pivotal time for Japanese sumo since it is the first time in 19 years a reentering Japanese national has received the rank of grand champion (yokuzuna). Will he win the title again?
April 24, 2017
Waseda, home to Waseda University in Shinjuku-ku and only about 15 minutes from Shinjuku station, is one of my favourite areas in Tokyo. Here's my suggested day's itinerary, allowing you to enjoy Waseda's beautiful parks, bizarre architecture, peaceful temple and my hands-down favourite cafe in Tokyo.
April 12, 2017
Tokyo’s relative distance, the language barrier and the heady mix of modern and traditional sets Japan’s capital up as an enigma to tourists. Some misconceptions are understandable, others are downright bizzare.
March 30, 2017
The building which opened in Ryogoku in the fall of 2016, is the Sumida Hokusai Museum. A museum focused on arts by Katsushika Hokusai, whose work includes The Wave of Kanagawa and Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji.
February 24, 2017
This skyscraper not only has museums and shopping malls, but also observatory decks for visitors to view the landscape of Tokyo.
February 23, 2017
The festival is held from Saturday, February 11th – Sunday, March 5th in peak plum blossom season.
February 11, 2017
The theme is Dragon Ball and just like the anime, there are lots of prizes for those who collect the Dragon Balls—in this case the stamps.
February 8, 2017
For the first time since their creation in the Heian period (794-1192), the twenty Buddhist statues that have been preserved at Rakuyaji Temple (Koka City, Shiga Prefecture) were displayed to the public at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno in an exhibit titled The Secret Buddha of Rakuyaji. The statues at the Hidden Buddha of Rakuyaji exhibit at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno were truly an experience that someone outside of a religious field would normally be unable to experience.
January 17, 2017