September

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 of Kawagoe every year and has over 360 years of...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Game Show 2019

Aug 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The Tokyo Game Show is an annual trade show for video game developers held at Makuhari Messe Convention Center just outside Tokyo. First held in 1996, the Tokyo Game Show is among the world’s...[ Click to read more ]

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Eating Your Way Through Tokyo in September 2019

Aug 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

September is a hard month, it isn't summer, and it isn't fall.  It is still hot, but cooling down.  It is a good time to be outside, sort of, but...[ Click to read more ]

Sample Japan’s Finest Beef Vendors at the 2019 Autumn Wagyu Show

Aug 23, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Japan’s highest quality beef, wagyu, has a world-renown reputation for being some of the savoriest, delicious cuts of meat in the world. The reason for the robust flavor comes from...[ Click to read more ]

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Meguro Sanma Festival: Thanks for all the (free) fish!

Aug 20, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

It’s no secret that Japan is a seafood lover’s paradise. Everything that swims, crawls or otherwise calls any body of water home can be found on a dinner table here....[ Click to read more ]

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Going Potty over the Setomono Matsuri

Aug 20, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

Although Japan has one of the oldest ceramic traditions in the world, with earthenwares being created as early as the Jōmon period (10,000–300 BCE), as a heavily wooded country most...[ Click to read more ]

Art Aquarium Retells an Old Japanese Tradition in a New Way

Jul 30, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Anyone with a penchant for Japanese history and a love of Japanese artistry will recognize the Japanese Goldfish, “Kingyo,” as a cultural motif instantly. From anime and manga, high fashion,...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Tower is ‘Lit’ all Summer Long!

Jul 26, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo Tower may have become Tokyo’s second tallest tower thanks to the new SkyTree in Sumida Ward stealing the title in 2010, but the Eiffel Tower lookalike is not to...[ Click to read more ]

Beautiful Hiking and Walking Trails in Japan

Jul 11, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When the weather heats up, many Japanese escape the humidity that envelopes the cities and head to the countryside. Being such a mountainous country, there are many great places to...[ Click to read more ]

Nagoya Baseball – The Chunichi Dragons

Mar 26, 2019 By Mark Guthrie

When you think of Japanese sports, there is a good chance that a martial art comes to mind. However, if you ask a local what their favorite sport is, you might be...[ Click to read more ]