Art

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Terri Weifenbach: The May Sun

After studying painting at the University of Maryland, Terri Weifenbach chose to focus on photography. Creating works inspired by natural landscapes, she has published 15 acclaimed photo books since she began her artistic career in the 1970s. In 2005 Weifenbach published "The Politics of Flowers," ...

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Belgian Beer Weekend 2017

Belgian Beer Weekend 2017

There are a barrel of events beloved by drinkers in Japan, one of the biggest is Belgian Beer Weekend, which has been added to UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Happening in Nagoya and Fukuoka this week and later in seven cities across Japan, the party ...

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Kamo River Summer Terraces

Kamo River Summer Terraces

Over the centuries, Japanese people have thought up many ways to combat the muggy summer weather. Kyotoites in particular have always beat the heat with a certain elegance, one way has been to take their meals on kawayuka (dining terraces built on rivers). This tradition ...

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Gifu: Nagaragawa Ukai

Gifu: Nagaragawa Ukai

Cormorant fishing. It will be held every day during the period except on the night of the full moon (Oct. 4 this year) or when the water is excessively muddy. The fee is ¥3,100 or ¥3,400 without meal. For reservation, please call 058-262-0104 (Gifu City ...

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Aichi: Kisogawa Ukai

Cormorant fishing. The fee is ¥2,600 (weekdays on June 1-July 14, Sept. 1-Oct. 15, and June 10) or ¥2,900 (every Sat. and Sun., July 15-Aug. 31, Sept. 18 and Oct. 9), without a meal. There are also lunch cruise every Tues., Thur., Sat. and Sun. ...