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'The Grand Izumo Exhibition'

Aug 2, 2012

"The Grand Izumo Exhibition"

The Kyoto National Museum is commemorating the 1,300th anniversary of the Kojiki, the oldest chronicle in Japan, as well as next year’s grand installation ceremony of Shimane Prefecture’s Izumo Taisha, one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. Myths from Izumo Province were recorded ...

The infamous queen of style

Jul 20, 2012

The infamous queen of style

For fashion fans who harbor a love of vintage looks, “La Vie de Marie Antoinette” should prove an inspiration. Arranged in sections to reflect different aspects of her short but significant life, this exhibition charts the rise and fall of the infamous 18th-century Queen ...

'Studio Mumbai: Praxis'

Jul 12, 2012

"Studio Mumbai: Praxis"

This exhibition brings together the work of a wide range of Indian architects and craftsmen, all resident artisans of Studio Mumbai, headed by Bijoy Jain, one of India’s top architects. Studio Mumbai is known for architecture that uses both traditional crafts as well as ...

Boat races to mark festival

Jun 15, 2012

Boat races to mark festival

While Okinawa is known for waves and boats yearround, these summery things never draw more attention than they do on the day of the Hare Festival. A number of small events will be held across the area, acting as prayers for a bountiful ocean ...

Sanno Matsuri means festival season is near

Jun 1, 2012

Sanno Matsuri means festival season is near

As the Tokyo Skytree takes Japan to new heights, the festival season brings the nation back down to its roots — and they run pretty deep. The Sanno Matsuri, one of the three biggest festivals in Japan, begins next weekend in Tokyo. Although it’s ...