Friday, August 23, 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.

Golden Rice Ears

When going to a Japanese supermarket, you might be surprised by the many different types of rice on sale. “Japonica rice” is well-known for its stickiness and sweetness. The Tohoku region has long been...

Nakamura Keith Haring Collection: New York pop art in Yamanashi

Universal art meets Japanese blending The Japanese are masters in blending their ancient culture with foreign and modern influences. Majestic shrines next to towering skyscrapers, tatami rooms with plasma screen televisions, manga-themed kabuki performances, anything seems...

Kyo Karakami Stamp Kit 1 ‘Kichijousou’

Karakami Gift While not everybody may be able to appreciate the texture of karakami via calligraphy, almost anyone, from young to old, can experience the joy and satisfaction of making your own printing block creation...

The Hakone Open-Air Museum

The Hakone Open-Air Museum opened in 1969 as the first open-air art museum in Japan, consisting of five exhibition halls. There are as wide as 70,000 square meters grounds of lush greenery and permanent...

Kamakura Matsuri (Snow Hut Festival): More than Just Igloos!

Kamakura festivals, often held on the day of the first full moon of a new year (around mid-February) to pray for household safety and a bumper grain harvest, are traditional events in the Tohoku...

Come on over to Komatsu (3) : Craft Theme Park

Komatsu city in Ishikawa prefecture has a natural forest filled with traditional Japanese houses that let you try all kinds of amazing crafts. Yunokuni no Mori is officially called a "Traditional Handicraft Theme Park", but...

Fuerza Bruta: an unbelievable and jaw-dropping performance

Having performed in over 60 cities in 30 countries, FUERZA BRUTA is in town to debut their new show “WA!-Wonder Japan Experience.” Don’t miss the chance to take part in this one and only...

Japan Travel 101: Introducing Ishikawa

Located on the coast of the Sea of  Japan, Ishikawa-ken 石川県, Ishikawa-Prefecture) is in the Chūbu region of Honshū (本州, main island). Surrounded by the Sea of Japan on one side and mountainous regions on the other,...

The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune

More than Just a Warrior Born in a time when Japan was plagued by civil wars during the Sengoku period (mid 15th century - early 17th century), Masamune rose quickly to become a tactful, ruthless...

The life of a Harajuku Shop Girl – Choom

I’ve been an obsessive follower of Japanese street fashion for many years now so when I was given the opportunity to work at 6%DokiDoki, one of the most established brands in Harajuku and adored...