Japanese Culture

Experience Japanese culture at Morikami Gardens

<b>DELRAY BEACH, Fla. --</b> South Florida has plenty to offer, but one spot tucked away in Delray Beach offers a cultural experience you won't find …

Japan

An Exhibition of Photographs and Ceramics at Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine

unless otherwise noted, all photos by Hiroshi Mizusaki courtesy Case-Real Architects<p>Japan’s Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine, the 1,100-year-old site of …

Ceramics

Kashiwa Sato’s Rebranding for 7-Eleven Japan

unless otherwise noted, all photos courtesy Kashiwa Sato<p>In 2010, Creative Director Kashiwa Sato embarked on an ambitious project to rebrand 7-Eleven …

Japan

Elsewhere – Winter in Japan

Contrasting the complexities of contemporary Japanese culture with the unrefined zeitgeist of powder riding in Japan, Elsewhere is a short film that …

Japan

Misojyu: A New Eatery in Tokyo Serves Just Miso Soup and Onigiri

Miso soup and onigiri (rice balls) are my ultimate comfort food. I take them with me when I travel, especially on long flights because nothing puts …

Food

being-remodelled: “ punchdeck: “ sixpenceee: “The Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of beauty, dedicated to authentic Japanese garden design and sharing Japanese culture. It is located in Oregon,...

Japanese Gardens

The Japanese Mini Truck Garden Contest is a Whole New Genre in Landscaping

The Kei Truck, or kei-tora for short, is a tiny but practical vehicle that originated in Japan. Although these days it’s widely used throughout Asia …

Webcomics

Experience the Japanese Culture in Tokyo at Shiba Park Hotel

After traveling around Japan for 12 days, we wanted our last night in Tokyo to be relaxing. There are so many great hotels in Tokyo, that its really …

Japan

These Japanese Garden Tools Will Make You Want a Green Thumb

Sanjo City in Niigata has a history of blacksmithing that dates back to the 17th century. Susceptible to flooding, the farmers of the region were …

Gardening

Japanese culture celebrated at festival in Arlington Heights

Japanese culture took center stage in Arlington Heights this weekend, as the village played host to the 2018 Japan Festival Chicago. The yearly event …

Japan

Nostalgic Paintings of Coney Island by Kotatsu Iwata

For artists living in New York, Brooklyn’s Coney Island offers endless visual inspiration. The Italian-born futurist Joseph Stella was dazzled by its …

Art

Mana Musubi’s Manabu Asaoka is a rice ball evangelist

Manabu Asaoka first came to Hawaii to study at Hawaii Pacific University. He pondered how to make his own mark in sharing Japanese culture and …

Hawaii

Food Waste Transformed into Tableware by Kosuke Araki

For years Japanese designer Kosuke Araki has been exploring plant-based materials and the techniques of processing them, in an attempt to find …

Japan

Behind the Design of Soy Sauce Bottles

Buddhist monk turned creator of things, Kenji Ekuan has had an influence on Japanese culture. He's designed for Yamaha and the Bullet Train, but …

Soysauce

Kite Festival shares culture

By Kalinowski, Tim on May 22, 2018.<p>Herald photo by Tim Kalinowski<br>Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden Kite Festival draws attention to other aspects of …

Japan

Japan: The Cookbook Explores Japanese Culture and Cuisine

No one knows Japanese cooking better than Nancy Singleton Hachisu, and in Japan: The Cookbook, Hachisu shares that extensive knowledge with you. A …

Japan

Prepare Yourselves for the Hello Kitty Shinkansen, Arriving June 30

Depending on where you sit on the Hello Kitty spectrum of kawaii-ness, this new shinkansen is either your high-speed train to heaven or hell. Earlier …

Japan

New Japanese fest launching in Chicago this summer: Chicago Japanese Matsuri

Chicago summers brim with celebrations, and this year, a new cultural festival is entering the fray.<p>Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya and the city’s Japanese Culture Center have partnered to launch the Chicago Japanese Matsuri, which will kick off June 23 and 24 at NewCity Plaza (1457 N. Halsted St.). …

Japan

Lean and mean: Mazda MX-5 Sakura

Mazda likes bringing out special editions of the MX-5. The “Sakura” is the Japanese word for "cherry blossom", which in Japanese culture stands for …

Cherry Blossom

From Prank to Product: Nekobusou (Armored Cats)

On April 1, 2018, Japanese toy-maker Bandai announced a new lineup and innovative figurines. Nekobusou, or “Armored Cats” in English, were …

Webcomics

Israel's Eurovision 2018 winner Netta accused of cultural appropriation for Japan-inspired styling

It wouldn't be Eurovision without some kind of controversy.<p>Israel's singer Netta Barzilai, who won the competition with a whopping 529 points for her …

Television (UK)

Illustrations of Imaginary Cyberpunk Gadgets

A Japanese freelance concept artist who goes by the pen name E Wo Kaku Peter (which roughly means “Peter who draws” but we’ll just call him Peter) …

Gear & Gadgets

A celebration of Japanese culture is opening in London next month

Japan House, a chic celebration of all things Japanese, is opening in London this June. Housed in a revamped art deco building on Kensington High …

London

Kids Craft – Paper Dolll Kimonos

Save your scraps of pretty patterned paper (or create some of your own decorative papers) to make these little dolls. I used scrapbooking paper, …

Crafting

Norihiko Terayama Dissects the Meaning of the Vessel

If you’ve ever been to a Japanese traditional inn, you may have encountered the very same thing witnessed by designer and artist Norihiko Terayama: …

Japan

An Exhibition of Artwork that Provides a Window into Nature

Perched on the top of a cliff in Japan’s resort town of Atami is the Risonare Hotel. It’s a luxurious location that is surrounded by both the bounty …

Japan

Go Inside Tokyo’s Massive Underground Storm Drain

If you’re looking for something fun and different to do in Tokyo this summer to escape the heat, consider Tokyo’s “Underground Temple.” But maybe …

Japan

TeamLab to Get Permanent Digital Art Museum Opening This Summer in Tokyo

For the last several years, digital art collective teamLab has staged impressive installations all around Japan and abroad. Various museums have …

Art

Sakura Matsuri: New Yorkers celebrate spring, Japanese culture at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The garden hosts its cultural cherry blossom festival each year.

Japan

Tracing Japanese Lifestyle Changes Through Vintage Graphic Design and Products

The wave of modernity began to sweep Japan during the Taisho period (1912-1926) when Japanese society and the political system significantly opened …

Graphic Design