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The Red Capped Statues – The Patron Saint of Children.

Sep 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

If you’ve visited Mitaki Temple on the city outskirts or perhaps Daishoin Temple on Miyajima (or many other places throughout...[ Click to read more ]

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JAPANESE SAKE – Educating you about the good, clear stuff!

Sep 27, 2019 By Hugh Cann

To begin with, we all know the word sake (pronounced sa-keh not sa-ki). But in fact, that is the generic...[ Click to read more ]

Nagano Ebisuko Fireworks Festival, Where It’s All Going off This Autumn

Sep 27, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

For most of Japan, the coming of autumn marks an end to the almost nightly banging, crashing and gunpowder-scented air...[ Click to read more ]

Festival Tokyo – Theatre, Dance, Music, Visual art, and Film

Sep 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

One of the benefits of living in the world’s largest urban area is the simple fact that there’s always something...[ Click to read more ]

Kawagoe Hikawa Festival

Sep 25, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Taking place annually on the 3rd Saturday and Sunday of October, the Kawagoe Festival is the pride of the City...[ Click to read more ]

Under The Bridge Nagoya Music Festival

Sep 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Nagoya's music and art scene is a broad church that encompasses varying styles and genres. At the Under the Bridge...[ Click to read more ]

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Brick or Treat – Getting Spooky at Legoland this Halloween

Sep 25, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Halloween in Japan is an odd time, in that it is mostly aimed at an older demographic. Street parties and...[ Click to read more ]

Nine Japanese Artists You Should Know About

Sep 24, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When we think of Japanese art our minds probably go straight to the two dimensional, Chinese-influenced pictures of cranes and...[ Click to read more ]

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Great Places to Spot Wildlife in Kansai

Sep 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

People often associate Japan with busy neon-lit modern cities, but there are plenty of beautiful open spaces across the country...[ Click to read more ]

Night Clubbing in Kobe

Sep 24, 2019 By Justin Hanus

Kobe is not quite on the New York levels of “city that never sleeps” but there is plenty going on...[ Click to read more ]

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