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September 30, 2016

KENPOKU Art 2016: Why You Need to See This Incredible Art Festival in Ibaraki

This autumn, against a natural canvas of soaring mountains and rugged shorelines, Ibaraki prefecture is playing host to an international art festival that is equally dynamic as it is diverse.

May 19, 2016

Seeing Europe From Japan With Ambassador Urs Bucher

As his administration term comes to a close, the Ambassador of Switzerland to Japan Urs Bucher looks back on his six-year stint with topics ranging from the challenge of postmodern Japan’s diversity to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

April 27, 2016

Unexpected Adventures On An Island Away from Home

With roughly 24 hours on the clock, I was more than ready to soak up the Okinawan sunshine and experience a different side of the Japanese archipelago.

April 22, 2016

Izumo: A Land of Living Legends Where The Clouds Ascend

Picking up from where my last post left off, after thoroughly enjoying an array of attractions in Hiroshima, I found…

April 14, 2016

Hiroshima: Two Sides of the Same City

Exploring the Cityscape of Hiroshima and the Mystical Island of Miyajima.

March 31, 2016

Kodo: The Way of Incense

Kōdō is a highly ritualized incense ceremony that cultivates refinement and deepens both sensory and spiritual awareness.

March 26, 2016

Sanzen-in Temple, Kyoto

Seeking Serenity Inside One of Kyoto’s Famed Temples

March 25, 2016

Classical Japanese Theater (Noh), Kyoto

Knowing about the world of Noh, where realism and spirituality meet on stage.

February 25, 2016

Get Dolled Up at Toride’s 12th Annual Hina Matsuri Festival

Toride City will be hosting its annual Hina Matsuri Festival with over 90 hina dolls on display.