2015 October

The History and Beauty of Adachi Museum of Art

Everyone knows that there are various styles of art. However, very few people know how to appreciate art’s beauty and emotional power as well as the story behind it. If you’re a passionate artist or, simply, have an appreciation for art, then you will be fascinated to learn about Japan’s Adachi Museum of Art from…

How did Halloween Become so Popular in Japan?

It’s October, and from the very first weeks of this month, you have probably been seeing many shops and street corners being decorated with pumpkin lanterns and other orange and purple colored miscellaneous decorations. Even though it was imported from the West, Japanese somehow turned this scary-but-not-so-scary holiday into their own Japanese style celebration. The…

Hot Fashion Trend from Japan, the Sukajan Jackets

Japan is well known for their pioneering fashion trends. This season one such trend has hit the catwalk and grown in popularity: the sukajan(スカジャン). Surprisingly this item of clothing isn’t authentically Japanese as it is not traditional. However, the Japanese youth adopted it and have kept it going. Fashion experts predict this will be one…

Kamakura: A Complete Guide to the Essential Experience in Japan

Kamakura, with its rich history, beautiful nature and numerous mystical spots, is potentially the most unique place in Japan. The city offers so much to see and do in every season, that once you’ve arrived, you may never want to leave. Kamakura is located about 50 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, and is easily accesible by…

Love Arts and Crafts? See How Japanese Craftsmen Produce Karakami!

Paper is an integral part of the Japanese culture. Together with dyes, pigments, and woodblocks, decorative paper such as karakami makes it more interesting for poets to write on, but how exactly do craftsmen produce decorative karakami paper? tracepattern.wordpress.com/ Before karakami became a wallpaper and a cover for the sliding door (fusuma), it was popularly…

Tokyo Tower, Stunning View from Every Angle: 11 Picture-Perfect Spots

Before the currently popular and beautiful Sky Tree, there was another tall and magnificent legend that symbolized Tokyo to a T. Tokyo Tower, built in 1958 and located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, is the second tallest structure in Japan at 332.9 meters (1,092 feet). This tower is not just a typical tourist spot, but also…

A Closer Look at the Top 4 Karakami Designs in Japan

Karakami is one of the oldest surviving paper art techniques in Japan with more than 600 woodblock patterns for printing that were carved by 11 generations of craftsmen. Brought by the ancient Chinese during the Nara period, this art became more sophisticated through time with various patterns and motifs that are attuned to the taste…

Why Are Bangs so Popular Among Japanese Girls?

If you walk down a busy street in Tokyo, take a train during rush hour or if you just keep sitting in a coffee shop, you might notice something in Japanese girls. Most fashion conscious ladies wear perfectly coordinated clothes, no strains, no resurrected old clothes, and usually fit for the current season, fashion-hype and…

Appreciate Traditional Japanese Bonsai Art in all its Miniature Form and Glory!

What is Bonsai? Bonsai is the art of growing miniature trees. They differ from pot plants because it needs a variety and especial skills that allow the artist to capture the reality of nature in a smaller version. prweb.com/ More than this, bonsai is complex to describe and most of the masters prefer to point…
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