Oribe Ware

January 14, 2015

The Oribe Ware exhibition is held now in Tokyo. 30 December 2014 – 19 January 2015, at Matsuya Ginza. Do you know Oribe Ware? The man who created this style of pottery was Furuta Oribe. A samurai who lived 400 years ago during the period of civil wars in Japan, he was also a master […]

Hermes “The Leather Forever”

December 13, 2014

The Leather Forever exhibition is coming to Tokyo on its world tour. 2 – 23 December 2014, at Tokyo National Museum, Hyokeikan. You know what? It was free to see all of the HERMES Exhibition. Can you believe it? Normally, you can’t see any Exhibition for free in Tokyo. And it was great (^_−)−☆ Rhino […]

Bunraku (Japanese puppet)

December 2, 2014

I enjoyed the Bunraku of Mr. Kanjyuro Kiritake(桐竹 勘十郎) the 3rd. Bunraku is the traditional puppet theatre of Japan, a high-level stage art of which Japan can be very proud. Bunraku was originally the name of the theatre in which this puppet drama was performed, but gradually it came to be used as the name […]

Autumn foliage at Rikugien

November 27, 2014

I love Autumn, because I was born in October! In Japan, it is said that Autumn is the season for good appetite, harvest, reading, and the arts. I went to Rikugien for watching red and yellow leaves. Rikugien is often considered Tokyo’s most beautiful Japanese landscape garden. Rikugien was constructed by Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa on this […]

CITIZEN “LIGHT is TIME”

November 21, 2014

This amazing installation is made of CITIZEN watch parts. Can you get it? Time is Light and Light is Time! CITIZEN “LIGHT is TIME” (only Japanese): http://citizen.jp/lit/index.html ADMISSION FREE Date: Nov 14th – 28th (Fri.) 2014 Access: 5-6-23 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 Tel: 03-3498-1171

“酉の市” TORINO-ICHI

November 8, 2014

浅草鷲神社 酉の市 Torino-ichi will be on 10th Nov and 22nd Nov in 2014. Asakusa-Ohtorijinjya-Torinoichi is one of the biggest festivals in Tokyo.This festival continues from Edo period. We can hold this twice in this year.The first one is on 10th Nov.The second one is on 22nd Nov. The festival will be held on the day […]

Satsuma Biwa

October 17, 2014

This is a Japanese harp-like musical instrument called a Satsuma biwa. The Satsuma biwa has five strings and high frets. It has a semi-hollow body that is made from mulberry tree wood, and is played using a giant pick. Satsuma biwa players sometimes hit it like a drum, so the body needs to be very […]

“中秋の名月” Harvest moon

September 8, 2014

August 15, in the old calendar, is “中秋の名月(the Harvest moon Festival)” in Japan. If we can’t see the moon on that night because of cloud, it is called “無月(Mu-getsu)”, and if it is rainy it is called “雨月(U-getsu)”. Though you can’t see the moon, you can appreciate the brighter night. “中秋の名月” is a festival of […]

Matsuri festival at Yanaka

August 23, 2014

Matsuri festival ψ(`∇´)ψ Can you see that Mikoshi? Which is a portable shrine. At the festival, Japanese carry the portable shrine through the streets to bring God’s blessing to each home. So, you guys should come and visit to see the festival @ Yanaka today!   Jay

A Midsummer Night’s Zoo 2014

July 31, 2014

This summer Ueno Zoological Gardens has an event called “A Midsummer Night’s Zoo 2014”. It’s so fun!! You can see some animals in the dark night. Think about it… How scary! We always enjoy this event. You can see some nocturnal animals such as Sumatran tigers, maned wolves and the like. In the evening they […]

Marc Quinn

Guess what? Hardcore Contemporary Art’s Truly a World Treasure

July 18, 2014

I went to The National Museum of Modern Art at Takebashi. I’m not familiar with the Takebashi area, but I wanted to see Marc Quinn’s “Miniature Venus” so, I took time off to go to the Museum. I was drawn in when I started reading the introduction, and I must say, the exhibition is absolutely fantastic!! The […]