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Rice is a staple food in Japan. It has been cultivated across the country for many years and is synonymous with the general meaning of "meal." However, the younger generation nowadays is increasingly eating junk food like Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (クリスピー・クリーム・ドーナツ) or McDonald's (マクドナルド) instead of rice. To promote...

There are many different ways of introducing Japanese art and culture to people around the world. If you're a tourist in Japan, you may opt to attend different festivals or events where you can immerse yourself in real Japanese activities. One place where you could do this is The...

Did you know that street dance is actually a famous dance genre in Japan? Apart from their traditional dances, the Japanese, especially the younger generation, are also huge fans of this dance that originated from African-American culture. Along with the popularity of street dance among the Japanese, there is...

The heat of the summer might have abated at last, but the streets of Tokyo are still searing! In an upcoming festival, yosakoi dance teams from around Japan will take over the Ikebukuro station area and be performing live! Yosakoi is a style of dance that blends traditional elements...

"I have a pen. I have an apple. *grunts* Apple pen." This is how the song Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen by Pikotaro starts. It was uploaded on YouTube last August 25, 2016 and in just about a month, it has become an earworm that almost everyone can't seem to get out of their...

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...

For those who are huge fans of the American reality dance show Dancing with the Stars, a live treat is in store for you! One of the most recognized principal dancers of the show, Cheryl Burke, is bringing her love of dance to us in Japan. Entitled Love...

Finally, we come to the last installment of the three-part series about the top three traditional performing arts of Japan - Kabuki! This is probably more well-known compared to its counterparts i.e. Noh and Bunraku partly due to the fact that many of the kabuki actors these days tend...

Japan's geisha have a well-known reputation around the world as entertainers who are competent artists of many art forms. However, in the past, it wasn't often that foreigners got to see them perform. They were only seen performing at small places such as tea houses, but this is no...

There are few cabaret restaurants in Tokyo that provide a glimpse into Japan’s history channeled through modern dance. With an all-star cast of experienced dance performers, Kaguwa restaurant delivers a night of visual surprises. Situated in the heart of Roppongi, one of Tokyo’s entertainment districts, Kaguwa’s exterior looks like...

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