Spirited Away

How Crazy and Sexy Was Halloween 2016 in Japan? Find Out With These 13 Photos!

18 More Photos to Show How Crazy and Interesting Halloween 2016 in Japan Was! Do you know that Halloween is a big crazy event in Japan nowadays? From small parties to gatherings in the streets of big cities – lots of various Halloween events are held and an insane number of people join them. Let’s…

The 9 Best Japanese Animated Films of the 21st Century

Among the many things that Japan is famous for, Japanese animation films (anime for short) hold a special place in almost everyone’s hearts. Anime is a form of art and there are several unique techniques and methods to making these films that prove to be an integral part of Japanese culture. Recently, a film and…

The Many Charms of Dogo Onsen, the Inspiration for Spirited Away

Did you know that Spirited Away, an Academy Award winner and Japan’s highest-grossing movie of all time got its inspiration through a magnificent bathhouse? Well, the bathhouse is none other than a place called Dogo Onsen, a famous hot spring in Shikoku. cinapse.co/ History Dogo Onsen is a hot spring located in Matsuyama (松山), Ehime…

The Top 20 Must-See Japanese Animation Movies of All Time

Although many great movies have come from American superpower businesses such as Hollywood, Warner Brothers, and Disney, Japan has its fair share of cinematic masterpieces that should not be skipped over by movie enthusiasts. If you are interested in learning the Japanese language, watching TV shows is a great way to improve your listening skill.…

Ghibli Museum’s Wonderful World: 5 Things You Won’t Forget!

Fans of animation from around the globe have something to enjoy at one of Japan’s most fun and delightful museums, Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo. This fanciful wonderland is not only a tribute to legendary director Hayao Miyazaki’s famous work but also to animation itself. So if you are not so familiar with classic Japanese…

The (Not So) Hidden Message of Spirited Away

Fans of Japanese cinema will undoubtedly know all about Studio Ghibli and the amazing and timeless movies it has produced. Among these movies, and arguably the most popular, is Spirited Away. A magical take about a young girl who has to work in a bathhouse for gods to save her parents! Sounds mystical and intriguing…

Meguro Gajoen: Grand and Flamboyant Otherworldly Palace

Built in 1935 and praised as the Showa Era’s ‘Palace of the Dragon God’, Meguro Gajoen is the first wedding complex to be built in Japan. The building includes wedding and banquet halls ornamented with traditional quaint handicrafts and vividly restored pictures, restaurants providing delicious seasonal cuisine, a museum which possesses precious Japanese-style pictures, a…

Hayao Miyazaki: The Father of Anime

You may not know his name, but you surely you know his films. Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎駿) is the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, one of the most successful anime film companies in the world. Originally founded in 1985, Studio Ghibli has 8 films in the top 15 highest-grossing anime films ever! So, it is unlikely you’ve…
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