Monday, August 26, 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.

Let’s Talk Subculture Vol. 13 Japanese Subculture as Seen by Foreign Artists

  Explore the fascinating world of Japan’s subcultures with insights from the inside Interview with David OReilly and Caleb Wood Japanese anime, manga and video games have great followings in the west, but how do western creators...

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Anghela in Harajuku and Haneda Airport

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in this...

Let’s Talk Subculture Vol. 9 KAWAII MONSTER CAFE

  Explore the fascinating world of Japan’s subcultures with insights from the inside Beyond Kawaii From the moment you are swallowed by Mr. Ten thousand Chopsticks, or Choppy, KAWAII MONSTER CAFE’s mascot character which’s mouth functions as...

Let’s Talk Subculture Vol. 8 Haruka Kurebayashi

  Explore the fascinating world of Japan’s subcultures with insights from the inside All decorations lead to Harajuku If “cute as a button” refers to the buttons on clothing, it might be about time to call the...

Diary of a Japan Tour Guide: Dakota, Lisa, Daniel and Emily in Marunouchi &...

Japan Tour Guide (JTG) is an online portal that aims to match volunteer Japanese guides with visitors coming to Japan. Read about their tours put together for tourists by these friendly local guides in this...

Osaka’s Over-The-Top Billboards

From Deep Sea Creatures to Cheese Puff s' Uncle Karl In Osaka, people are loud and things tend to get larger than life - especially their billboards. These flamboyant and extravagant advertisements show how Osaka has always been a city...

The Japan Subculture Cheat Sheet

From Atom Boy to Akihabara – everything you need to know about Subculture in Japan It’s not too far off to say that every Japanese grows up on a diet of anime and manga, differing...

Discover Drinking Alleys In Japan (II): Neighborhood Yokochos

Almost every area has its own yokocho for locals to gather and unwind. Here are some other alleyways with character worth stopping by. 1) Asakusa Hoppy Dori  Hoppy has a reputation as being the mixer of...

Café Crawl: Meikyoku Kissa Lion

A sip of Showa in modern Shibuya Step inside Meikyoku Kissa Lion, and for a moment you might think you’ve mistakenly entered a church or an aged music theatre. But at this 89-year old iconic...

Asagaya Tanabata Festival, larger than life

How a traditional Chinese festival became Japanese street art Orihime and Hikoboshi are two lovers that represent the Vega and Altair star respectively. Normally the Milky Way separates them, but only once a year, on the...