While there are many different New Year’s traditions to follow in Japan, one of our personal favorites is “hatsuhinode,” or viewing the first sunrise of the New Year.
By Hilary Keyes on December 29, 2017
When it comes to unsettling, chilling and often gruesome films, nothing quite matches the visceral nature of Japanese horror.
By Liam Carrigan on October 24, 2017
Stories written by those monks could out-weird even the strangest Murakami dream sequence.
By Sophie Skillett on October 25, 2016
Kabuki, Noh, Bunraku, Rakugo, Ukiyo-e and the Tale of Genji – maybe you’ve heard of these but have no clue what they are? Our new “Introduction to” series breaks down the best of Japan’s traditional arts and culture, and shows how you can experience it for yourself.