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3 Films About Cherry Blossoms You Cannot Miss This Hanami Season

Japan’s cherry blossom season is a spring of inspiration for film-makers around the world, who capture and interpret this beautiful time of the year in their own style and language. The essence of cherry blossoms is beautifully presented in these 3 films – a documentary on endurance and survival, an animated tale of fleeting joy…

Appreciate the Art of Butoh at Japan’s First-Ever Butoh Theater in Kyoto!

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 people the chance to encounter the…

Butoh: A Contemporary Dance of Darkness

By the end of World War II, a modern art form arose including playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics and an extreme or absurd environment. It was known as “butoh” which encompassed a variety of techniques and activities performed in different movements. Because of its unique style and collaboration of many artforms, it is difficult…