The Art of Japanese Paper Cloth Fashion Could be Making a Revival!

In Japan, people used to wear clothes made from a type of paper called ‘washi’. Nowadays, these clothes are regarded as luxurious items, but in the past they were worn by everyone in Japan. Fibers made from mulberry, rice, bamboo and other materials were knitted using special skills,  and were used not only in clothing,…

Have your Sushi Wheeled to your Doorstep by a Robot in Japan!

Robots doing humans’ work may sound strange or unrealistic, but it’s nothing new in Japan. It started with a robot hotel in Nagasaki which uses robots to deliver luggage to guests’ rooms. ZMP Inc., a robotics company in Tokyo, has introduced its newly-invented sushi delivery robot, which is capable of delivering food orders to the…

Tailor-Made Clothes Could Be the Future of Fashion, Thanks to a Japanese Designer!

Fashion changes significantly over time. It’s a priority for some people while it isn’t for others. In Japan, a fashion designer has recently come up with the idea of revolutionising fashion by using digital technology to create mass produced made-to-measure clothes. Tailor-made clothes can be very expensive, and are usually only accessible to rich people.…

Eliminating Mosquitoes Is Now Easy-Peasy With This New Japanese Device!

Japan’s scorching summer season is marked by high humidity and annoying insects. It also seems like mosquitoes go on a biting spree during this time which makes the season less enjoyable. But don’t let this get you down as there are actually several ways to avoid or get rid of these pests. Thanks to “Thanko,”…

Can Robots Make Things More Convenient for Travelers at Train Stations in Japan?

Robot technology is nothing new in Japan and there are many different types of robots that are used by several companies in order to survive. The Japanese society is highly supported by these technological advancements. In order to move towards a more technologically advanced future, JR East (East Japan Railway) is actually going to operate…

How Many of These 4 Great and Insightful Books Set in Japan Have You Read?

Finding the right book can often be a difficult task as you trawl through various shelves at the bookstore or library searching for that one collection of pages that interest you. Furthermore, if you’re looking for a book particularly set in Japan, your options can oftentimes be a little more limited, sometimes with just a…

Kawamata’s Fairy Feather Silk Flies from Japan into Hermes’ Luxury Scarves

The thinnest yarn-dyed silk fabric ever made. There’s no better word to describe Kawamata’s fairy feather silk from its production down to the final product, other than special. From its raw materials and the technology used to create it down to the bond between those involved in its development, Kawamata silk is a very special…

The Top 5 Most Interesting Japanese Traditions That Never Grow Old

Being a country known to uphold heritage and tradition, it is not surprising to witness tons of events in Japan meant to honor a religious deity or commemorate a historical event. Over the years, many annual celebrations have attracted the attention of both local and international guests for their sheer grandeur. Here are five of…

Do You Know the Former AKB48 Member who Became a Successful Voice Actress?

With music as one of the top forms of entertainment in Japan, it’s no surprise to see several artists, musicians, and performers making their name on the world stage. The country is not just a powerhouse when it comes to creating animated shows and advancing technology. It has also become the home of some of…
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