Friday, December 13, 2019

Art

Japan has some of the most versatile art in the world, expanding through time and adapting from nearly major artistic movement. Historically Japanese art is known for its ability to adapt the artistic styles of others, especially the ancient Chinese arts. Even still, Japan has found its own voice among the crown. Come see what wonders the unique mixture of tradition and modernity has to offer.

The Vibrant World of Hineno Katsujiro Syoten

New Breeze from Kyoto Dyeing Products: Tie, Chief, Watch Band by Hineno Katsujiro Syoten’s Artisans Not Only for KIMONO Japanese fashion and lifestyle continue to change. Hineno Katsujiro Syoten’s products prove that quality hand-dyed fabrics still...

IN HARMONY WITH THE SEASONS: The Seven Autumn Grasses

There is a poem I like from the Edo period..."The Musashino Plain, where for lack of mountains, the moon must rise and set from behind the grasses."  It evokes in me that time in...

ROBOT RESTAURANT: Shinjuku’s Neon Dreamland

In the energetic, alluring streets of the entertainment district of Kabukicho is one that shows off a fair amount of spotlight to pedestrians – The ROBOT RESTAURANT. Here and there are flashes of magenta...

Rise of New Tokyo Theaters and Enpaku

A new urban entertainment scene is about to spring up in Tokyo’s Toshima-ku (ward). From November this year to July 2020, around 22 projects will be launched to commemorate the project “East Asian Cultural...

Here are Some Popular Japanese Original Productions

Currently, Tokyo presents an extensive variety of stunning theater performances, incomparable to any other in the world. THE SPLENDOR OF TAKARAZUKA Tokyo Takarazuka Theater Perhaps, one of the most remarkable developments in modern Japanese theater is the...

The Modern Theater

Nohgaku, Kabuki, and Bunraku embellished the Edo theater scene, and they continue to fascinate audiences to this day. However, how shows are performed and how audiences experience them have undergone many changes since Edo...

The Theater Scene in the Edo Period

In the world of the Japanese theater, Nohgaku (Noh and Kyogen), Kabuki, and Bunraku have each been recognized by UNESCO as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage. To discover how these beloved forms of Japanese...

SUIGIAN: Where Edo Meets Tokyo

Tucked away amongst the skyscrapers of Nihonbashi and hidden below the Fukutoku Shrine, the coolest new way to travel back in time awaits. Suigian is an innovative new player in the Japanese culture tourism...

Protected: ROBOT RESTAURANT: The Melting Pot of Everything Japanese

Many images are likely to come to your mind when you think of Japan: traditional culture and music, exaggerated fighting styles, colorful cuteness and futuristic robots. Now bring all those elements together in the...

Protected: IN HARMONY WITH THE SEASONS: A Garden’s Carol

I thought it would be an interesting challenge to paint a painting that would evoke both my childhood Christmas and a Japanese New Year. I wanted it to be equally holy and celebratory by...