Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Everlasting Allure of the Ginza Shopping District

The glamorous Ginza area has a long history as being the most refined shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo, where top brands from around the world come to share their best products with Japan....

A New Year in Ginza Blends Nostalgia with Modern Flair

2020 marks the beginning of the first calendar year for the Reiwa era. With the new year comes an enthusiastic desire for change and renewal, and rejuvenated shoppers will be walking among the glamorous...

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...

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...

Start your day off right with the Imperial Palace Run

From professional athletes to casual sports enthusiasts, people love jogging around the Imperial Palace. The path around the palace is regarded by joggers as the place to run and is known as kokyo-ran, or...

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...

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”...

Another 3hr trip – Nihonbashi

The Nihonbashi area grew extremely fast following the beginning of the bakufu in the Edo period (1603-1868). The old castle town became the starting point for five major highways connecting the capital with other...

Sushi: The evolution of sushi

No conversation about Japanese food can go without mentioning sushi, since the popularity of this particular seafood dish has made waves around the world. As mainstream as sushi is within the global vernacular, you...

Soba-kiri: Edo’s First Culinary Hit

Of the top four culinary superstars which emerged during Japan’s Edo period, soba was the first to grace the table. Soba is actually the Japanese word for buckwheat, the main ingredient of the popular...