Gyotaku: The ancient Japanese art of printing fish - K. Erica Dodge

How did fishermen record their trophy catches before the invention of photography? In 19th century Japan, fishing boats were equipped with rice paper, sumi-e ink, and brushes in order to create gyo...

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Sailor Moon exhibition in Roppongi!

This will definitely be a fest for fans – from April 16th until June 19th you will be able to visit the Sailor Moon exhibition at Roppongi Hills in Tokyo.

The exhibition will be held at the Tokyo ...

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Japanese the Game: Language Learning Card Game

Japanese the Game is a card game idea that began on Kickstarter in early 2014 with a goal of $5700. By the end of the campaign, it raised $128,808. Obviously, a lot of people thought this was a gre...

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Kata and Kiai in Martial and Other Arts

Hi-yah! A stoic martial arts hero dramatically works his way through a series of deadly techniques handed down from generation to generation, punctuated by a fearsome shout. It’s a familiar scene...

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A Beginner's Guide To Sake (Sake 101) | Boutique Japan

A trip to Japan would not be complete without a little sake tasting! But unless you are an avid sake drinker, it can be hard to know where to begin. To help you navigate the world of sake, we've do...

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Kanamara Matsuri: The Irony Behind the Infamous Japanese Penis Festival

Last spring, I had the opportunity to study abroad in Tokyo, Japan. My study abroad program started in April, just in time for beautiful weather and cherry blossoms to greet us American college kid...

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Tokyo Excess: Okashi (Sweets) Land, Character Street and Ramen Street at First Avenue, Tokyo Station

First Avenue Tokyo Station is connected directly to the Yaesu exits of Tokyo Station in the basement, first and second floor. It is a specialized three story mall with 100 shops. There is Okashi ...

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Tokujin Yoshioka’s Transparent Glass Teahouse Puts a Rainbow in Your Hand
Tokujin Yoshioka’s glass teahouse that opened in April 2015 in front of the Shorenin Temple in Kyoto

The teahouse plays a central role in the Japanese tea ceremony. It is to cha-no-yu, as it is...

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Tokyo Halloween 2015: Our reporters' collection of photos from their night in Shibuya?Photos?

On Friday night, illustrious RocketNews24 reporters Mr. Sato and P.K. Sanjun ventured out into the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo's hub of youth culture. Both dressed as Marge Simpson, they were there t...

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What is Echigo Tsumari Art Field? - Echigo-Tsumari Art Field

Here is a living art field, that you can go and visit if you want a break in rural Japan.

As our civilization reaches a critical juncture, the rich nature of the satoyama existence in Echigo-Tsuma...

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