Ieyasu rides again in parade

Apr 5, 2013

Ieyasu rides again in parade

by Delilah Romasanta

There aren’t many people as important in the history of Japan as Tokugawa Ieyasu. He was the man who, in 1603, seized power over the whole country as he launched the Tokugawa Shogunate, which lasted until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Since he is ...

12 Inland Sea islets put on international art festival

Mar 22, 2013

12 Inland Sea islets put on international art festival

A contemporary art show featuring works of more than 200 artists from 23 countries and regions opened Wednesday on a cluster of 12 small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. Setouchi Triennale 2013, the second of an event that happens every three years, is ...

Cherry blossom festival to kick off March 20 in Washington

Mar 6, 2013

Cherry blossom festival to kick off March 20 in Washington

Washington’s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival will run from March 20 to April 14, with blossoms forecast to reach their peak blooming period from March 26-30, event organizers said Monday. This year’s event, which will mark the 101st anniversary of the planting of cherry ...

Skiers, head toward the lights

Feb 15, 2013

Skiers, head toward the lights

by Tomoko Otake

Skiers and snowboarders who pass through JR Nagano Station should make the effort to take a short side trip to nearby Zenkoji Temple during the week starting Saturday. Wooden buildings that line the street approaching the popular temple will be lit up in five ...

Snow festival begins in Sapporo

Feb 6, 2013

Snow festival begins in Sapporo

The 64th annual Sapporo Snow Festival began Tuesday, featuring 216 snow sculptures at three sites, including Odori Park, the main venue. About 2 million people visit the festival each year, according to organizers. The event runs through Monday. Major attractions this year include sculptures ...