This article by Adriana Mazza first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. Photo by Adriana Mazza Boroichi Market: Intangible Folk Cultural Asset There’s something pretty magical about an intangible ...
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Always wondered about wabi-sabi but too embarrassed to ask? No problem, The School of Life has you covered in this 9-minute video. As the makers say, "At the heart of Japanese philosophy ...
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Searching for Hell is a new continent-crossing documentary covering humanity's universal curiosity about hell and the underworld. The film features five different teams telling stories and ...
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All year Japan has been going Star Wars crazy, not least because a certain film sequel is about to be unleashed on the world box office. This has lead to a slew of products and tie-ups. Some of ...
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Transform into Monkey D. Luffy and Red-Haired Shanks with these brilliantly original skin-care face masks!
Manami Okazaki has released a second edition of her book "Kokeshi, from Tohoku with Love", featuring interviews with 23 kokeshi artisans as well as 200 photos documenting how the unique wooden dolls ...
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The Self-Assembly Shamisen is, as the name suggests, a shamisen instrument that you can build yourself -- and customize! The shamisen is surely the most famous Japanese traditional instrument. You ...
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For such a ubiquitous apparel chain, UNIQLO demonstrates a healthy tendency to innovate. Every year its UT t-shirts change and it always works with a massive range of designers and famous franchises ...
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Fancy a spot of Kabuki before you step onto a plane? Yes, if you want your taste of traditional Japanese at the airport, from this spring you can. Narita International Airport Terminal 1's ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
This article by Katie Reilly first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. So you want to get dressed up, do the whole kimono thing while you’re in Tokyo? These timeless outfits are not exactly cheap, but ...
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Engimono are good luck charms and talismans, and come in all shapes and sizes, from Daruma dolls to Maneki-neko, the beckoning cat. They are particularly associated with the Eto (Chinese zodiac) and ...
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Everything comes back into fashion. And that includes Japanese loincloths. Fundoshi are usually only seen on the bodies (and buttocks) of men taking part in Japanese festivals or on sumo wrestlers ...
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When in Rome, as the saying goes. And so when in Kyoto, wear a kimono. There's nothing pretentious about getting into "costume", so to speak, and exploring Japan's old capital in a kimono. It's ...
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To get and maintain the perfect visage, you don't need the cosmetic surgeon's knife. All you need is this unique mouthpiece.
While Japan might at times seem just to be one concrete jungle, there's still a lot of nature around and even some cities maintain a rare balance between the forests of old and the convenience ...
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JR West has announced a special new tourism train that will run between Kanazawa and Wakura hot spring in 2015. Kanazawa, known as a "mini Kyoto", is the main city in Ishikawa Prefecture, which ...
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This article by Yulia Mizushima first appeared on Tokyo Cheapo. Some outfits never go out of fashion. Kimonos are a prime example – they’ve been making people look elegant for centuries. These ...
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