Architect Kengo Kuma's Authentic Village Beautifies Portland Japanese Gardens

Famed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, designer of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ National Stadium, offers some relief as creator of the Portland Japanese Garden’s new 3.4-acre Cultural Village, set to ope...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

Japan artist says latest sticker graffiti aimed at Trump

Japanese graffiti artist "281 Antinuke" says his latest street art - politically-charged stickers plastered around central Tokyo - takes aim at U.S. President Donald Trump.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment

Japan’s underground Chicano culture

Japan has always been famous for its fashion subcultures. Walk about Tokyo on the weekend and you'll see the usual mash-up of lolita, rockabilly and cosplay enthusiasts. But look that little bit ha...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 3 weeks ago | 2 comments

Beautiful Tokyo Photographs by Matthew Pillsbury

“For over a decade, Pillsbury has made long exposure photographs using only available light. Across several series and in many cities, he has focused on the passage of time and people within spaces...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 3 weeks ago | 2 comments

Tokyo is Sparkling and Shining with Exhibitions by Tokujin Yoshioka and Mika Aoki

If you’re a fan of the sparkly and shiny, and you live in Tokyo, you’re in luck. Two (unrelated) exhibitions that opened in January are bringing a prismatic shine and a microscopic sparkle to Tokyo...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment

The New Sky Building in Shinjuku

The New Sky Building in Shinjuku
is an amazing structure
born from the Metabolism movement, an
idyllic type of architecture from the
70's that is supposed to be able to
evolve through time...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

Yokohama Christmas Market

This is not as great as a Christmas market in Germany, but it is a good place to visit!

posted by  Yubi | 10 months ago | 4 comments

Mark Ryden's show in Tokyo

One of my favorite artists is having his show in Tokyo at:

Hidari Zingaro
Nakano Broadway 3FL
5-52-15 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-0001 JAPAN

if I understand it correctly, it is an event promoted ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year ago | 0 comments

The Epic Diplomacy of Winter Sonata in Japan

It’s no secret that Japan and Korea have a strained relationship. It wasn’t even 20 years ago that Korea lifted their ban on Japanese media (it was partially lifted in 1998, and fully lifted in 200...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 4 months ago | 0 comments

Japanese Lacquer Ware

Japanese Craft using Lacquer Real Japanese lacquer is an organic substance made from the sap of the urushi tree (Rhus verniciflua). The sap is collected by scratching the tree and it then is refine...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 4 months ago | 0 comments


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