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Every country holds the important of its history in high esteem but few do so with the enthusiasm that Japan has for its own. Japanese history not only predates nearly every western society but has survived and thrives still in the modern world. The important of Japanese history is displayed in every corner of Japan and is represented in every piece of culture.

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...

Protected: WTT34 Another 3hr Trip Kagurazaka

Although Kagurazaka is close to Tokyo’s entertainment district, Shinjuku, it has a character all of its own. As a prominent hanamachi (geisha district) that thrived from the Edo Period (1603-1868) to the Showa Period...

Travel through the nostalgic ambience

Niigata Prefecture, Japan’s top producer of rice, is often characterized by stretches of terraced fields and rustic countryside scenery. Nevertheless, the old street of Niigata is also worth visiting for its amazingly nostalgic atmosphere...

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...

Protected: 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....

Protected: 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...

Another 3hr trip kagurazaka/ Kudanshita

Although Kagurazaka is close to Tokyo’s entertainment district, Shinjuku, it has a character all of its own. As a prominent hanamachi (geisha district) that thrived from the Edo Period (1603-1868) to the Showa Period (1926-...

Reminiscing Old Japan in Kanagawa prefecture

Temples, arts, entertainment, history and culture Beyond the first urban impressions of its capital Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture surprises us with cultural treasures, fascinating legends and historic sites that are of great importance to Japan. Its...

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...