2016 April

Heard of Famous Japanese Artist Jakuchu? Let his Exquisite Masterpieces Blow your Mind!

What do you imagine when you think of Japanese art? Perhaps the typical image of ukiyo-e paintings or ink drawings? There is actually quite an array of historical Japanese art. A great, celebrated Japanese artist named Jakuchu painted extremely vibrant and beautiful paintings throughout his career in the Edo era. In this article, you can…

Now You Can Wear Samurai Armor Daily Courtesy of the Samurai Hoodie!

Samurai armor is the embodiment of coolness and swag but let’s face it, the armor is just too bulky and ridiculous to wear on a typical day. A good in-between solution is to wear a samurai armor-inspired hoodie instead! indiegogo.com/ The Creators ameblo.jp/ The person who came up with this really funky idea is Bamboo,…

Experience the Life of the Edo-Era Japanese at Fukagawa Edo Museum!

If you want to go back in the old time of Edo, you’ll probably be directed into the fancy and well-publicized Edo-Tokyo Museum. But do you know that a small yet charming museum called Fukagawa Edo Museum which provides exhibits on the Edo era can be located in a non-touristy neighborhood? Though it’s off the…

Want an Affordable Elegant Experience of Japanese and French Cuisine in Kyoto?

For many visitors to Japan, it makes perfect sense to eat as much authentic Japanese food while the opportunity is there which can also be a fun, adventurous and enlightening experience all in one sitting. Japan boasts many Michelin Star restaurants where in most cases, having a Michelin star translates to expensive dining. However, what…

Venture out into the Beautiful Mountains of Sendai and Discover its Hidden Gem!

Sendai is considered to be a compact city having both a modern mini metropolis and nearby mountains and considered an easygoing place to live as it is neither too big nor too small. There are plenty of shops that are easily accessible downtown, as well as the beautiful mountains that can be accessed by car.…

Step into the Stone Age and Explore the Glacial Period in Tomizawa!

The Glacial Period (20,000 years ago) was a time when ice-cold temperatures were at its time of advancement. With the vast ice sheets and freezing temperatures, it was hard to survive for Paleolithic people (people of the Stone Age). However, a great discovery was made when the camping site for the people of the early…

Fisherman Japan: Rejuvenating Japan’s Fishing Industry After the Tohoku Disaster

During the March 11 earthquake and tsunami back in 2011, Miyagi Prefecture in the Tohoku region was affected especially badly due to it being closest to the epicentre. Prior to this disaster, the 142 fishing ports along Miyagi Prefecture’s coastline were renowned as one of the best fishing grounds in the world and the annual…

3 Great Souvenirs to take a Piece of Japan’s Iconic Mt Fuji Home with You!

For some tourists, Japan is synonymous with Mt. Fuji which is not only the highest mountain in the country but is also considered a cultural and spiritual symbol. Therefore, it is often depicted in many souvenirs throughout the country, as you would expect, and has become a favorite purchase for many people fascinated by its…

The Snoopy Museum Has Opened in Roppongi! Here’s Why You Should Pay a Visit

There are a number of beloved characters in Japan which are made by Japanese artists. You have Doraemon, Hello Kitty, Pikachu, and a whole lot more. But just because there are so many popular characters that the Japanese love, doesn’t mean that they are not interested in popular characters from other countries too. spotlight-media.jp/ One…
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