Kemari ball game held at a Nara shrine www3.nhk.or.jp

An ancient ball game known as "kemari" was staged at a major shrine in Nara. The event held at Kasugataisha shrine is named "Manyo-kemari".

A non-profit organization working to preserve Nara's cult...

posted by  Tanuki | 4 weeks, 1 day ago | 2 comments


Donors to Sanrio festival crowdfunding get right to ‘date’ Hello Kitty www.japantimes.co.jp

Sanrio Entertainment Co. said Thursday it will offer the right to “date” its popular character Hello Kitty to people who donate ¥100,000 each through crowdfunding for a summer festival to be held a...

posted by  Tanuki | 1 month ago | 1 comment


3RD EDITION TOKYO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR www.tokyoartfair.com

The city of Tokyo will be playing host to hundreds of talented artists from all around the world when it stages the third Tokyo International Art Fair by Global Art Agency (The GAA Ltd) on 26-27 Ma...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month ago | 0 comments


Artless Craft Tea & Coffee Nakameguro www.spoon-tamago.com

Just about 1 year ago Shun Kawakami’s branding agency artlessInc. opened a tea & coffee stand in Harajuku. But they recently relocated to a larger, cooler space under the Nakameguro train track...

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Credit card company forms music idol group, Higashi-Ikebukuro 52 www.japantrends.com

Since AKB has claimed Akihabara, Credit Saison has opted for the somewhat less iconic East Ikebukuro for its group, which comprises actual female employees of the credit card provider. Despite the ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 1 week ago | 0 comments


Nishi Honganji Temple opens decorative gate www.japantimes.co.jp

Tourists were given a rare treat Sunday when Kyoto’s Nishi Honganji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, opened its centuries-old Karamon gate for the first time in 34 years.

“This is my hometown ...

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Hayao Miyazaki - New Movie www3.nhk.or.jp

Legendary Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki has come out of retirement from making feature-length films.

Miyazaki's production base, Studio Ghibli, said on Friday that he had begun working...

posted by  Tanuki | 1 month, 1 week ago | 2 comments


Go Visit the New Ota Art Museum & Library www.spoon-tamago.com

Take the train from Tokyo’s Kitasenju-station, about 80 minutes North-East up to Gunma Prefecture, and you will arrive at Ota station. In front of Ota station’s North Exit is the newly opened Ota A...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 1 week ago | 0 comments


The 10 Best Free Art Galleries in Tokyo tokyocheapo.com

Tokyo’s art scene is impressive, with brilliant galleries littered across the city all showing off cutting-edge work from some of Japan and the world’s most exciting artists. Best of all, many won’...

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Aimer to Perform Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Theme Song otakumode.com

Aimer will perform the theme song to Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel Part 1 Presage Flower, the first part of the upcoming film trilogy, set to premiere on Oct. 14!

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

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