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The first-ever theater exclusively dedicated to Butoh just opened last July 7, 2016 in Kyoto! It is known as the Kyoto Butoh-kan which allows a unique form of Japanese dance theater to be gradually known around the world. It has been planned by Art Complex in order to give...

Looking for a new serving suggestion that will knock you off of your feet? Eating food using a ceramic dish is typically plain and boring. Although there are a lot of variations which attempt to break away from the ordinary, Japan wins by creating a cooler alternative in serving...

As an avid manga reader and cosplay fan, I used to daydream of attending Japanese schools and wearing all those cute uniforms I could see from shoujo mangas that I read. Of course, in time, I realized that even though uniforms from shoujo mangas are sometimes inspired from real-life...

With a number of festivals occurring in Japan every year, not everyone can keep count of all the glorious events. Whether big or small, Japanese festivals are one of the things to look forward to in every region that makes the event worthwhile. asobii.net/ Kyoto, one of the most visited cities...

When it comes to eating in Japan, dining doesn't only happen in the open, wide streets. It happens in the alley, too! One of the most atmospheric dining places can be found in Kyoto. It is popularly called "Pontocho" (先斗町) which is a narrow alley lined with traditional-looking entrances....

Japanese women are popularly known for wearing kimonos coupled with folding fans. But do you also know that a flat, non-folding fan called "uchiwa" has also been used by families in Japanese ancient times? It is even considered more expensive since it is harder to make. This is particularly...

When you spend summer in Japan, you will notice that there is a festival related to the stars on the 7th of July every year. This festival, known as Tanabata, celebrates the annual meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi. It is custom for people to write their wishes...

From a young age, girls, in particular, are encouraged by the media and the world around them to dream of one day walking down the aisle in a beautiful wedding gown. Personally, I find it quite difficult to merely pass by a wedding gown without admiring the artistry of...

Kyoto has a large collection of shops that sell sweets, and out of the many shops, here is a list of 7 traditional Japanese sweets (wagashi) that you can buy in Kyoto. There are a lot of seasonal limited edition sweets that are definitely worth trying if you ever...

One of the best luxury hotels in Japan providing an unparalleled Japanese cultural experience is the Ritz-Carlton resort. Its main location is in Boston, Massachusetts but has successfully expanded abroad. In Japan, it can be found in Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa and Kyoto. The hotel in Kyoto provides guests with...

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