Tokyo is the most well-known city in Japan for many more reasons than just being the capital. While it doesn’t have as many historical sites like Tofukuji, Chusonji, or Seisonkaku, Tokyo has a bustling urban life that never goes to sleep. Tokyo is the heart and soul of modern Japan from advanced architecture to tasty treats, like gourmet Kakigori (Japanese Shaved Ice). Here are five fun flashy places for your next trip to Tokyo! 1:...Read More
You may think that Kakigori (Shaved Ice) is a summertime dessert, but it has actually become a popular treat all year round! Tokyo, the central hub of Japanese culinary arts, there are kakigori shops that serve long lines in the autumn and winter. In rain or shine, sleet or snow, kakigori cafes are even popular when it’s freezing cold. Though many kakigori are served with fruit flavored sugar based syrups, these shops serve high...Read More
Like the words samurai, ninja, sushi, and emoji, “kawaii” is one of the Japanese phrases world widely known today. Doesn’t matter if you’re young or an adult, Japanese females in general are all obsessed with kawaii stuff!! Well not all, but most girls like me are 😉 Today I would like to show you few examples of kawaii culture in Japan. “Kawaii” Characters From anime characters like...Read More
Like the phrases samurai, ninja, sushi, and emoji, “kawaii” is one of the Japanese words world widely known today. Doesn’t matter if you’re young or an adult, Japanese females in general are all obsessed with kawaii stuff!! Well not all, but most girls like me are 😉 Today I would like to show you a few examples of kawaii culture in Japan. “Kawaii” Fashion I personally think living in Japan in terms...Read More
‘Tezuka Osamu’, a very well-known cartoonist for his works such as ‘Astro Boy’, ‘Jungle Emperor’ and ‘Princess Knight’, established a foundation for a feature-length cartoon.
‘Tezuka Osamu’ was a cartoonist with a medical license. He stood out in the field of a comic strip in a paper soon after the second World War, and issued ‘New Treasure Island’ that was highly evaluated as Japan’s first feature-length cartoon. He moved to Tokyo from Osaka, his home town, while making many SF feature-length cartoons. He lived in ‘Tokiwa-so’ two story wooden apartment in...Read More
‘Ghibli Museum, Mitaka’, covered with the green of ‘Inokashira Park’ in the suburbs of Tokyo, features the world of ‘Hayao Miyazaki’.
Studio Ghibli is well-known for the production of theater animation by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. Ghibli Museum realizes the world their works such as ‘My neighbor Totoro’, ‘Princess Mononoke’ and ‘Spirited Away’. Based on the basic design by Hayao Miyazaki, this museum was opened in 2001. Always packed with many peoplle from over the world, regardless of age or sex, exhibition rooms for the...Read More