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 | 1 year, 1 month 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 | 1 year, 1 month 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 | 1 year, 2 months 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 | 1 year, 2 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, 5 months 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, 9 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, 9 months ago | 0 comments

Kumu: A New Gallery in Tokyo To Showcase Craftsmanship From Around Japan

Kumu (written ??, in Japanese) means to connect or unite. And it’s the name of Noriko Konuma’s new gallery space nestled in the Bakurocho neighborhood Northeast of central Tokyo. True to their name...

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


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