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Witness a Spectacular Diversity of Arts in This Upcoming Festival in Tokyo 2017

Festival/Tokyo (F/T) is considered one of the largest international performing arts event in Japan. It was launched in 2009 and is believed to have developed from another festival that went by various names. The event is based in Ikebukuro, one of Tokyo’s multiple city centers and is funded by the Toshima Ward and the Tokyo…

Fuel Your Creativity and Join the Biggest Art Festival in Tokyo This May!

DESIGN FESTA (デザインフェスタ) is an international event which is held for two consecutive days in Tokyo (東京). Anyone, regardless of age, nationality, and talent, can join the fun in order to encourage freedom of creative expression. This is considered to be the single largest art festival in Asia where you can see different performances, artistic…

Appreciate the Arts This Golden Week by Visiting These 3 Exhibitions in Tokyo

For all culture lovers out there, here’s great news for you! Since Golden Week 2017 has already started, you may do a little bit of holiday escapism that can inspire and invigorate you. So if you happen to have no plans of going out this holiday, might as well visit some of Tokyo (東京) City’s…

Need a Shop to Buy Art Products? Visit This Amazing Art Store in Tokyo!

Whether you are a serious artist or a novice painter, there is a complete store for all your needs in the heart of Tokyo (東京). Located in Shinagawa (品川) ward, this supply store of paints and brushes has caught everyone’s attention, not only due to its sheer number of products but also due to its…

A Shopping Mall is Opening Soon in Ginza, Featuring Art by Yayoi Kusama!

Have you heard about Ginza Six? It is a new shopping complex which will be opened soon and you really do not want to miss it! The mall will feature art installations by Yayoi Kusama (草間彌生), who is known for her eccentric art style based on her fascination with dots. One of her most recognizable…

Don’t Miss Sumida Aquarium’s Special Art Exhibition in Tokyo!

There is currently a special collaboration between Mika Ninagawa (蜷川実花) and Sumida Aquarium (すみだ水族館), which has a theme of jellyfish and flowers. This exhibition, therefore, was appropriately named Mika Ninagawa x Jellyfish. Mika Ninagawa ninamika.com/ Mika Ninagawa is a contemporary photographer who is known for her unique style – incorporating bright colors and cinematic framing,…

What is Japanese Flower Arrangement and How Can It Help Us Heal?

One of the noticeable characteristics of Japanese culture is “discipline.” This is seen in all aspects of their lives, from waking up in the morning to going to bed at night. They also practice it in flower arranging, or Ikebana (生け花), which is another representative aspect of Japanese traditional art. What is Ikebana, what does…

Explore Japanese Theater and More with these 5 Adult Coloring Books

There was a time when coloring books were just for kids. Nowadays, however, they are considered as a form of affordable yet effective stress relief for adults. Scientific studies prove the effectiveness of art therapy in reducing stress, and coloring seems to offer the same benefits. Some psychologists and therapists prescribe this activity as an…

Appreciate Different Types of Art at These 4 Museums in Osaka

If you are traveling in Japan and would like to know which place has the most number of museums and art galleries, look no further than Osaka (大阪). It is a delight for the artistically inclined and curious as the city is brimming with galleries, exhibitions, and events. If you’re truly inspired by art, then…
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