Wednesday, September 18, 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.

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...

Transcendence in Tokyo: Art, Reality and teamLab

Tokyo is a bustling city of art, and home to a landscape and culture that has inspired artists for centuries. While many artists draw inspiration from Tokyo and its history, no art experience is quite...

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...

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...