Photos from the Kyoto University Graduation Ceremony

I would really like to know what's the story and tradition behind the cosplay at the Kyoto University Graduation Ceremony. Unfortunately I don't read Japanese so my imagination is running wild when...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 8 months ago | 1 comment

Netflix is working on a remake of Death Note. Watch the trailer.

A live-action version of Death Note is coming to Netflix later this year, and we’ve just gotten the first teaser trailer. Here, Light Turner (The Fault In Our Stars’ Nat Wolff) finds the titular De...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 8 months ago | 1 comment

The Eccentric Artwork of Kawanabe Kyosai

From cute cats and landscapes to the occult and the erotic, nothing was off bounds for this eccentric 19th century Japanese artist. But it was his extraordinary wit and humor that set him apart fro...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 0 comments

Will the nuclear disaster effect the 2020 Olympics?

It has been 9 years since that nuclear disaster effected Fukushima. I know a lot of people worried for many months after the incident but even now, still there is worry over the radiation and toxic...

posted by  BarbaraEbara | 1 year, 9 months ago | 1 comment

Why Japanese TV Shows Are So Weird?

At some point in life we’ve all thought “why Japanese TV shows are so weird” but are they really? Japanese TV Shows are well known throughout the world as being weird, over the top, obnoxious and s...

posted by  ssj1236 | 1 year, 9 months ago | 3 comments

BABYMETAL To Release 'Live At Tokyo Dome' In April

Japanese pop-metal sensation BABYMETAL will release "Live At Tokyo Dome", on April 1. The 2 Blu-ray + 4 CD set captures the band's two September 2016 concerts at Tokyo Dome which saw BABYMETAL perf...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 1 comment

A Japanese Steel Company’s Beautiful Briefcase

Konstella is a new brand of stylish carrying cases made by Japanese steel company Toyo Steel. The Osaka-based manufacturer specializes in utilitarian lightweight steel products like tool boxes and ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 3 comments

The ultimate act of love? The truth behind Japan's charaben culture

Adorable "kawaii" food is uniquely ascendant in Japan.
In eateries across the country, diners feast on dishes made to resemble Snoopy, Moomin, and Peter Rabbit. Bakeries sculpt sweet and savory tre...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 4 comments

Japan's iconic giant Gundam fires its last shot in Tokyo

The iconic giant Gundam that has protected citizens in Tokyo, Japan since 2009 is officially no more.

After its last show on March 5, the 59-foot (18-meter) tall RX-78 Gundam replica was officially...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 1 comment

The Life-Size Gundam In Tokyo Will Be Replaced By The Unicorn Gundam This Fall

Today marks the last day of the life-size Gundam in Tokyo, as it is now going to be dismantled. However, not only are there plans to create a life-size Gundam that walks by 2019 but we are also get...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 2 comments


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