Japan artist says latest sticker graffiti aimed at Trump www.reuters.com

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 | 2 years, 6 months ago | 1 comment

Japan’s underground Chicano culture www.dazeddigital.com

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 hard…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 6 months ago | 2 comments

Beautiful Tokyo Photographs by Matthew Pillsbury matthewpillsbury.com

“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 b…

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Tokyo is Sparkling and Shining with Exhibitions by Tokujin Yoshioka and Mika Aoki www.spoon-tamago.com

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. …

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The New Sky Building in Shinjuku jordymeow.com

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 t…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 7 months ago | 1 comment

Yokohama Christmas Market www.yokohamajapan.com

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

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Mark Ryden's show in Tokyo hidari-zingaro.jp

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 by…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 years, 10 months ago | 0 comments

The Epic Diplomacy of Winter Sonata in Japan disqus.com

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 2004)…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 years, 2 months ago | 0 comments

Japanese Lacquer Ware nihon-ichiban.com

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 refined …

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Kumu: A New Gallery in Tokyo To Showcase Craftsmanship From Around Japan www.spoon-tamago.com

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 | 3 years, 2 months ago | 1 comment


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