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Traditional Art Maki-e, Laquer Ware of Royalty

Japan is a country of many traditional arts and crafts. Even in this modern age, the traditions which have started from over a hundred years ago still remain. The crafts being made in Japan are quite beautiful due to their culture of work precision and the dedication of the craftsmen who create it.   kakuman.net/…

Behind the Scenes of Nebuta Matsuri of Aomori: All About the Nebuta Masters

The Nebuta Matsuri in Aomori Prefecture is probably one of the many festivals in Japan that is not associated with any religious ceremony or temple; and the brain behind the creation of each float—the nebuta-shi—is responsible in overseeing the production of the festival floats from the beginning to the end. He comes up with the…

Dogo Onsen Art Festival: Enjoy Unusual but Mesmerizing Works of Art

Matsuyama is the capital city of Ehime Prefecture on Shikoku island. It is a home to many old hot springs in Japan. One of the oldest spa resorts in the area is called “Dogo Onsen Honkan.” It is one of the famous spa resorts popular for emperors all throughout the country. This year marks its…

The Most Unique, Must-Visit Starbucks Stores in Japan

Sometimes, it is not the coffee that attracts tourists to visit a Starbucks coffee chain but the remarkable unique architecture and design of the shop; and two of the many Starbucks branches in Japan that exhibit such remarkable feats are indeed worthy to be visited. Dark wood panels, Pantone-green accents, and chic and cozy seats…

Shu Uemura Cosmetics: Legendary Eye-Pleasing Beauty Products for 55 Years

Cosmetics are very important care substances used to enhance a person’s beauty. This is the reason why women tend to splurge on these items. There are so many beauty products widely available nowadays. In Japan, a legendary Japanese make-up artist has been breaking the boundaries of beauty creation for over 50 years. He’s popularly known…

Ogijima Island, Home of Charming and Artistic Villages in Takamatsu, Kagawa

Takamatsu is located in Kagawa, the smallest prefecture of Japan. It has warm, humid summers and chilly winters with minimal snowfall. Near Takamatsu is the neighboring island of nearby Megijima. jp.fotolia.com/ It is a small island with a lighthouse and a lovely village. Let’s explore the place! The Island   Ogijima Island is just 2…

4 Recommended Art Museums To Enjoy a Day in Roppongi

Roppongi is a district famous for clubs and a place of choice for foreigners to hang out in. It is also infamous for troubles in the nightlife scene and as a rather dangerous place if you tend to get into fights easily. But it has a lot more than that: Roppongi has many facets to…

Niigata Wara Art Festival: Come See Giant Straw Beasts Rule Japan

The rice harvest is on the way and usually you would expect a whole bunch of leftover rice straw (wara) are expected to accumulate and be thrown away. But definitely, this would not be the case in Japan. Rather than disposing of them at the end of this season, Niigata and Kagawa prefectures will hold…

Spanish street artist PEJAC visits Tokyo

Spanish Artist visits Tokyo Pejac is a Spanish artist who’s been getting a lot of attention with his simple, yet effective street art paintings and installations. Cleverly mixing elements of visual illusion with universal symbols and imagery, his works are painted not only all over Spain, but also France, UK, Turkey and Russia, and are…