Saturday, July 20, 2019

文化

CULTURE

From omotenashi and kimono to anime and cosplay, explore the fascinating world of Japan’s cultures and subcultures as well as the intricate aspects of Japanese traditions and customs.

Tokyo Ghost Stories

If there’s one thing Tokyoites love, it’s ghost stories. With the popularity of “ukiyo-e” (woodblock prints), rakugo and kabuki theatre in the 1800s, ghost...

The things that go bump in Japan’s nights

Summer is the season of ghost stories in Japan, with Obon, Japan’s holiday honouring ancestral spirits, being held in mid-August. To get into the...

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 –...

The Mysterious World of teamLab Borderless

Imagine a world without rules, constraints or limits, a universe alive with shapes, colours and sounds, inspired by Japanese art from the past, yet...

From Edo Castle to the Imperial Palace – The History...

As Japan enters into a new era and welcomes a new emperor, the grounds around the Tokyo Imperial Palace will become much busier. That’s...

WAttention Tokyo 32 TOKYO Hot News

Bringing you the latest hot news Summer 2019 New entertainment center to open in Ikebukuro in July Slated to open on July 19, Q Plaza IKEBUKURO...

The Four Seasons in Nagano City & Travel Tips

The rugged mountains that define the outline of Nagano City are a popular destination for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts. In the summertime, the...

Matsushiro Area:A historic town of samurai, powerful clans and castles

If you are interested in the history of Japan, then you cannot miss the chance to visit Nagano city. In this historic district, ninjas...

Togakushi & Iizuna Area: Ninja history shrouded in stunning...

Togakushi Jinja Shrine Discover mysterious legends and powerspots Togakushi Shrine consists of five shrines located at the base of Mt. Togakushi. According to Japanese mythology, a...

Protected: Hidden Gems in Yokohama`s neighbouring cities: A look at Kawasaki,...

On a rainy mid-week morning I set out to discover the charm of Yokohama`s neighbouring cities. I am no stranger to Yokohama City, often...

IN HARMONY WITH THE SEASONS: Mt. Suribachi

There is one place in Ueno park where I especially enjoy sitting on the grass. It is under an old cherry tree. I am...

Tokyo: A city of two worlds

While Tokyo is often thought of as a modern metropolis, a step beyond the glistening skyscrapers and a wander down the winding side streets...

IN HARMONY WITH THE SEASON: Peony

For a while now, I have been wanting to make the ceiling of my studio a bit cheerier, a bit brighter, and yet not...

Enjoy SNOWART in Echigo-Tsumari, Niigata

Niigata is located in the region of Chubu, on the main island of Japan, Honshu. It is the third largest city with direct access...

Snow, dogs and uniqueness in North – Tohoku

I’m sure. If I say Akita, you immediately think about the white and orange dog Hachiko. And you think right.  Akita Prefecture is the...

Another 3hr trip – Kagurazaka/Kudanshita

Although Kagurazaka is close to Tokyo’s entertainment district, Shinjuku, it has a character all of its own. As a prominent hanamachi (geisha district) that thrived...

Another 3hr trip – Nihonbashi

The Nihonbashi area grew extremely fast following the beginning of the bakufu in the Edo period (1603-1868). The old castle town became the starting...

Another 3hr trip – Suidobashi/Nezu/Sendagi

A seamless blend of culture and history, this part of Bunkyo-ku in Tokyo is home to several famous landmarks such as the Akamon Gate...

Sendagaya– The main stage for Tokyo 2020 Games

Sendagaya area has mysteriously avoided attention up until now, despite being surrounded by Tokyo's hippest and liveliest neighbourhoods – Shinjuku, Shibuya and Harajuku. A...

Daikanyama–The New Chic Haven

Vibrant and lively, yet laid back, the stylish Daikanyama area is a well-known hangout for Tokyoites. Only a short walk from the dizzying Shibuya...