Wednesday, October 16, 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.

The Art and Culture of Kanazawa

Kanazawa has been the economic and cultural center of the Hokuriku region since the Edo period, during which the feudal lords supported and encouraged the development of culture and handicrafts. Fortunately Kanazawa escaped destruction...

Another 3 hr trip – Ginza

How to Make the Best of 3 Hours in Tokyo It is the last day of your trip and you have three hours left before departing for the airport. Don’t know what to do with...

Chichibu Soul Food & Shrine Tour

Just 90 minutes by train from Tokyo lies the bucolic town of Chichibu, that with its abundant nature consisting of mountains and rivers, makes for a pleasant day trip to escape the hustle and...

A Visit to the Kawaii Monster Café in Harajuku

Wattention staff visits the Kawaii Monster Café in Harajuku! This café is exactly what Harajuku stands for: crazy – psychedelic – cute – strange – spooky! The layout of the café resembles the belly of the...

Kappabashi: Home of Japanese Knives

Just a short walk away from Asakusa, Kappabashi is a great place to spend an afternoon among a joyful chaos of stores specializing in all sorts of kitchenware, and a must-visit destination for visitors...

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...

Kyo Karakami Stamp ‘Four Seasons’ A・B Rakkan Set

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 Charm of Hokuto (2) : Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum

The Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum is located in the highlands of Hokuto, Yamanashi overlooking Mt. Fuji and the mountains of Yatsugatake. This beautiful and serene backdrop befits the collection of works and art...

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...

Kyo Karakami by Maruni Interior and Accessories

Own a unique piece of classic Japanese design   Add a touch of taste and tradition to your home with a Kyo Karakami wall panel made according to your preferences. Karakami - which literally means “Tang Chinese...