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Rising Bamboo Entertains Visitors in Memory of BushoNew!

KYOTO – When we think of bamboo woods in Kyoto, the Arashiyama and Sagano districts are probably at the top of the list. However, Kodaiji Temple, shown in this photo, also boasts magnificent woods that entertain visitors with its tall green bamboo th…


Wind Chime’s Cute Sounds Bring Summer Reminiscence


NARA – Japan’s summer is almost over. When the temperature goes below 30 Celsius, we begin to feel t…

What’s Special About True Rice Wine? -2


CHIBA – Mirin is used for more than just daily cooking. It has a sacred meaning too. January 1…

What’s Special About True Rice Wine? -1


CHIBA -Teriyaki is a well-known and popular cooking style in the world. You are probably familiar wi…

The Mood of the 18th-Century Streets Attract Visitors


CHIBA – There are several towns and streets that maintain the traditional feel of the Edo peri…

Noh Masks Infused with the Spirit of Craftsmanship


TOKYO – When you say “it looks like a Noh mask” in Japanese, it means “expressionlessness.” On…

Hydrangeas, a Splash of Vitality in the Rainy Gloominess


KANAGAWA – Until early July, Japan is typically in the rainy season. At these times the high h…

Soaring Creativity of Byobu Folding Screens -2


TOKYO – In this part, more unconventional works will be introduced. This byobu uses a stole th…

Soaring Creativity of Byobu Folding Screens -1


TOKYO – What do you imagine when you hear the word “byobu?” If you are Japanese, you will prob…

Onarutokyo Shows Up in Pale-Pink Chiffon Skies


TOKUSHIMA – Onarutokyo bridge, seen from the side of Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku Island. T…

Blues Merge Japan and the West in the Only Aizome Dress


TOKUSHIMA – Japanese indigo dyeing, known as aizome, is believed to be the oldest dyeing techn…

Ryukyu Glasses Help You Taste Beer Better


OKINAWA – These colorful glasses are called Ryukyu glasses in Okinawa Prefecture. Ryukyu is th…

What Makes Aizome Dyeing Authentic?


TOKUSHIMA – In Japan, there is a proverb: “Although blue dye comes from the indigo plant, it i…

Tulips Sing Cheerfully to the Sun


IBARAKI – Tulips are blooming as if they were singing to the sun in National Hitachi Seaside Park in…

Spring is Here! Cherry Blossoms are Blooming in Japan


CHIBA – Spring 2017 has come! No verbal explanations are necessary for cherry blossoms in Japa…

Sweet Grandma’s Kimono Ages Productively


TOKUSHIMA – Rumi Oono is operating “Memory Business” by incorporating old kimonos into pieces of fur…

Glamorous Noh Costumes Timelessly Glitter


TOKYO – Costumes are an indispensable aspect of Noh performance. As the clothing is made of fa…

Tidal Current Generates Vigorous Whirlpools 


TOKUSHIMA – The tidal current under Onarutokyo bridge is about 20 kilometers per hour, marking…

Master Gives Tips for Amateurs to Enjoy Noh


TOKYO – Japan’s important intangible cultural asset, Noh, has a 650-year history. If you are J…

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