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Temples of Kyoto: Discovering Your Inner Peace | Moment

Travel<p>Temples of Kyoto: Discovering Your Inner Peace<p>Words +<p>Photos<p>| Kylie Schwaller<p>August 09, 2017<p>Previous Post Next Post<p>You know how sometimes find …

When Is the Best Time to Visit Japan?

If you've decided to visit Japan, you may be wondering when the best time to visit the country is. Fortunately, Japan is a place that appeals to …

Japan

Kyoto Animation Awards Takes Year Off, Will Return in 2018

Staff prepares to revamp awards program<p>The official website for anime studio Kyoto Animation (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Sound! Euphonium, A …

Black Clover Anime to Debut on Crunchyroll This Fall

From the studio behind Naruto and Bleach.<p>The upcoming anime adaptation of Yuki Tabata's fantasy manga Black Clover is coming to Crunchyroll this …

Anime

Monsters, heroes and princesses meet at Japantown anime fest

Monsters, princesses, dragons and sundry superheroes descended on Japantown Saturday and, by and large, stood around and stared at each other, the weather being too hot for shooting ray guns or cutting each other’s heads off with swords.<p>It was the annual Anime and Cosplay Festival, and only those …

Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale Director Teases Blu-ray May Show Asuna's Nipples - Interest

To the delight of fanboys, Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale director Tomohiko Ito and fellow staff members have teased that the Japanese Blu-ray Disc …

Japan’s Renewable-Energy Revolution

Because solar panels are much smaller than gas or wind turbines, they can often be arrayed in unusual shapes.<p>Photographer: © Jamey Stillings<p>And …

W.T.F. Japan: One year anniversary special! Top 5 W.T.F. Japan articles 【Weird Top Five】

Plus a special announcement about the W.T.F. series!<p>Happy one year birthday, W.T.F. Japan! Wow, it seems like just yesterday we were counting down …

Is Fujifilm Holding Out On X-Pro2 Owners?

One of the biggest enigmas surrounding the Fujifilm X-Pro2 is the omission of 4K video. Initially, it seemed that this was to do with not having the …

Saitama's Nagatoro is home to stillness, motion and an endless variety of color

It wasn’t immediately clear what the man tossing large pebbles at the torii of a shrine was trying to achieve.<p>What appeared to be the desecration of …

Hayao Miyazaki’s 1979 Movie Debut ‘Castle of Cagliostro’ to Open Nationwide For the First Time

The anime director's landmark 1979 adventure film has never been given a nationwide theatrical release in the U.S. But that's about to change for two …

Anime

These exotic Japanese gins are now available to buy in the UK

British gin lovers can now get their hands (and mouths) on some exotic flavours from Japan.<p>Five Japanese gins are finally being made available to buy …

Here's What I Learnt While Living in Japan

Hand-Colored Photographs from 19th Century Japan: 110 Images Capture the Waning Days of Traditional Japanese Society

What we euphemistically refer to as the “Opening of Japan” catalyzed a period of seismic upheaval for the proud formerly closed country. Between the …

Where To Go In Japan That's Not Just Tokyo

It's easy to be lured in by the bright lights of Tokyo, and while away your trip there. But to experience true Japan, you'll need to tear yourself …

Japan

Japan Unveils the World's Most Luxurious Train

Since May, Train Suite Shiki-Shima has been setting the standard for luxurious train travel across Japan and the world.<p>Elegant dining cars play host …

Stunning vintage photos show how Americans in every state spend their downtime

In the book "National Geographic: The United States of America," 700 captivating images from the magazine's archives have been pulled together in one place, highlighting each state in a range of dynamic images.<p>This collection gives us an insight into how Americans have lived their lives — and how …

Fate/Grand Order Creative Director Plans to Bring Japanese Events West

<i>Fate/Grand Order</i> recently launched in North America and Canada on June 25, but news has been quite surrounding the limited time events the game has …

Japan's Okinoshima island gains Unesco World Heritage status

<b>Japan's Okinoshima island, an ancient religious site where women are banned, has been declared a World Heritage site by the UN's cultural body Unesco.</b><p>Okinoshima is home to the Okitsu shrine, built in the 17th century to pray for the safety of sailors.<p>Before setting foot on the island, men must take …

Japan

Every Single Insane Thing I've Done to Score a Reservation in Tokyo

I tried <i>everything</i> to get a reservation. I got Japanese friends to call, but they were repeatedly told the 10-seat restaurant was fully booked. I asked concierges at the city’s top hotels to help, but they needed at least two months notice, and, even then, they couldn’t make any promises. One time I …

Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san Manga Gets TV Anime in 2018

Manga about boy, girl who tease each other debuted in 2013<p>The August issue of Shogakukan's Gessan (Monthly Shonen Sunday) magazine is revealing on …

Torrential Rain Forces Thousands to Evacuate in Japan

Japan

Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Episode 14: "The Path That Boruto Can See" Review

Ghosts in the past.<p><i>Warning: The following review contains spoilers for the episode.</i><p>The journey felt much longer than 14 episodes, but Boruto has …

Anime

Your Summer 2017 Anime Guide

It’s summer. It’s hot. Who the hell wants to go outside? Let’s stay inside and watch some anime.<p>Below are the summer season’s shows. Which ones are …

10 things the rest of the world can learn from Japan

Japan is one of the safest and cleanest countries, and its inhabitants live longer than anywhere else in the world. Its hardworking people have …

FLCL sequel’s character designs cause a stir — all thanks to a pair of headphones (update)

Those cat-ear headphones are too close for comfort, artist says<p>Like most revivals of iconic works, <i>FLCL</i>’s upcoming return has faced pushback from some fans of the original anime. Since <i>FLCL 2</i> and <i>FLCL 3</i>’s first teaser debuted this weekend, that skepticism has only ramped up, with many fans — and one …

Inside Starbucks’ new Kyoto café set inside 100-year old Japanese townhouse

A new Starbucks store has opened in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto and it might just be their most beautiful one yet.<p>The store, which opened on …

Charming Japanese Prints Depicting Geisha and Tea Ceremonies

Lose yourself in a breathtaking collection of 18th-century artworks, newly acquired by the Library of Congress<p>Does anything invoke a sense of …

Art

This hotel asks you to lose your shoes

The Hoshinoya hotel chain is renowned for combining traditional Japanese elements with modern luxury and does so in spectacular fashion at their …