Gata No Kuni Kara

For the very first time, a Japanese TV drama is featuring a popular actor from Thailand!
It's a story about a young Thai man who runs away accompanied by a Japanese high school girl.

posted by  Tanuki | 7 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

Daimonji Festival

Huge bonfires on mountains lit up Japan's old capital, Kyoto, on Wednesday night in an annual Buddhist ceremony.

One bonfire on a mountainside formed the shape of the Chinese character meaning "lar...

posted by  Yubi | 8 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment

For Yosakoi Fans

Teams of energetic dancers from across Japan have competed on the final day of Yosakoi Festival, the biggest summer event in Kochi, western Japan.

The 64th edition of the Yosakoi dance festival wra...

posted by  Yubi | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

The Yayoi Kusama Museum to Open in Shinjuku in October

Yayoi Kusama, one of Japan’s most prolific and successful artists, is opening her own museum in Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward. The 5-story structure will open to the public on October 1st, 2017.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

Haruo Nakajima, Man Inside Godzilla Suit, Dies at 88

Haruo Nakajima, who was the man inside the monster suit for every "Godzilla" film from the 1954 original to 1972's "Godzilla vs. Gigan," died Monday (Aug. 7), according to Variety, citing "Godzilla...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

Roland announces Kodo - world’s first electronic taiko drum

Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland has teamed up with Kodo, a taiko traditional drumming company, to provide the world’s first electronic Japanese taiko.

Although still in d...

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

Olympic Mascots

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have begun accepting design entries for the Games' mascots.

Acceptance of the Internet-only applications began at noon on Tuesday. About 200 pe...

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

The Tokyoiter Illustration Project

The Tokyoiter is made by illustration and drawing freaks who are willing to present the talent of artists they like to a larger audience. Some of us are illustrators and some are just living in Tok...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9 months ago | 0 comments

Viral Artist Mixes Coffee Cups, Tokyo & Instagram

“Sometimes, I pick coffee based on how big the cup is,” says the 30-year-old with a smile.

That’s because it affects his style of creating coffee-cup illustrations that explore everyday life in in ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9 months ago | 0 comments

A place to pray, and cosplay

SASAYAMA, Hyogo — Daikokuji temple in Sasayama is dubbed the “Shoso-in of the Tanba area” after the repository in Nara that dates back to the eighth century. Tanba is the area in Hyogo Prefecture w...

posted by  Yubi | 9 months ago | 0 comments


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