Sunday, January 19, 2020

Let’s Talk Subculture Vol. 5: Tokyo Game Show 2015

Explore the fascinating world of Japan’s subcultures with insights from the inside. The largest game show in Japan Held annually in September, Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is the premier trade show for game developers to...

Sakura – Japan in the Box : Fantastical Show in a 140-year-old Theater

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmEhw18w4W4?rel=0] The Meijiza Theater, one of the oldest theaters in Tokyo, is showing a new night-program that lets you enjoy cherry blossoms outside of spring time. Follow the fantastical adventures of a young high-school...

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...

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...

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...
Tokyo Bay Noryosen Ship

Tokyo Bay Noryosen

Noryosen: A toast to Tokyo Bay’s magnificent night view There are all sorts of activities to make a scorching day more bearable in Japan, one of which is the Tokyo Bay Noryosen. In Japanese, noryo means...

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...
Robot Restaurant Tokyo

The Dazzling Disarray of the Robot Restaurant

Offering a wholly unique, bombastic spectacle of a show you’re unlikely to find anywhere else Whenever I meet people on vacation in Japan and ask them their plans, one thing invariably comes up: Robot Restaurant. Though...

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...

Robot Restaurant: A fantastic world where humans and robots coexist

  EXCITED AND DAZZLED FIRST-TIMER: The very first time I visited the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku, I was completely unprepared and didn’t have a single idea what to expect. The mere name of the restaurant made...