Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Tokyo Ghost Stories

If there’s one thing Tokyoites love, it’s ghost stories. With the popularity of “ukiyo-e” (woodblock prints), rakugo and kabuki theatre in the 1800s, ghost stories or “kaidan”, became a key part of popular culture...

The things that go bump in Japan’s nights

Summer is the season of ghost stories in Japan, with Obon, Japan’s holiday honouring ancestral spirits, being held in mid-August. To get into the spirit of the season, WAttention sat down with Hiroko Yoda...

Protected: Geisha Odori

“Geisha”,“Kyoto” – these words go hand-in-hand; as natural as “fish” and “chips”! However when we think about Tokyo, different words spring to mind – modernity, consumerism and perhaps, images from the movie Lost in...

The Mysterious World of teamLab Borderless

Imagine a world without rules, constraints or limits, a universe alive with shapes, colours and sounds, inspired by Japanese art from the past, yet off ering something refreshingly innovative and new. Welcome to teamLab...

From Edo Castle to the Imperial Palace – The History of the Heart...

As Japan enters into a new era and welcomes a new emperor, the grounds around the Tokyo Imperial Palace will become much busier. That’s because for the foreseeable future Emperor Naruhito will be “commuting”...

WAttention Tokyo 32 TOKYO Hot News

Bringing you the latest hot news Summer 2019 New entertainment center to open in Ikebukuro in July Slated to open on July 19, Q Plaza IKEBUKURO is Tokyo’s next shopping and entertainment landmark. This huge complex...

Protected: Hidden Gems in Yokohama`s neighbouring cities: A look at Kawasaki, Machida and Yamato

On a rainy mid-week morning I set out to discover the charm of Yokohama`s neighbouring cities. I am no stranger to Yokohama City, often visiting during my free time to soak in the atmosphere...

Tokyo: A city of two worlds

While Tokyo is often thought of as a modern metropolis, a step beyond the glistening skyscrapers and a wander down the winding side streets will reveal a pathway to the city’s spiritual side. Tokyo...

Shiver your excited cells with Japanese Spiritual Creatures and Monsters in Tokyo Trick Art...

Trick Art: Eye deception expose! https://youtu.be/ViCGBekLXt8 Photographic fun with Japanese ghosts, giant monsters, ninjas and time travel, all under one roof!  Trick art uses visual illusions, making the viewer feel like they are part of the artwork itself or...

ROBOT RESTAURANT: Kulture Klash: Traditional vs Modern Japan

When you walk around Shinjuku – especially Kabukicho – you’ll see all the stores, restaurants and bars compete for your attention with music, anime characters and lights. This makes it the perfect location for...