A San Franciscan by birth, but a native Ibaraki citizen at heart, I enjoy savoring the rural pleasures of small-town-life. However, while you can take the girl out of the city, you can’t take the city out of the girl! During my weekly excursions to Tokyo, I get my urban fix through scouring art museums in Ueno, enjoying the latest delectable food trends, and finding solace at the many Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples that rival Japan’s best!
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.
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.
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.
Exploring the Cityscape of Hiroshima and the Mystical Island of Miyajima.
Kōdō is a highly ritualized incense ceremony that cultivates refinement and deepens both sensory and spiritual awareness.
Knowing about the world of Noh, where realism and spirituality meet on stage.
Toride City will be hosting its annual Hina Matsuri Festival with over 90 hina dolls on display.