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Design Week Kyoto

Design Week Kyoto

Design Week Kyoto brings culture and craft together at select manufacturing sites in an effort to encourage collaboration. The Open Factory portion includes workshops in handweaving, woodwork, pottery and other trades that will be spread out across the city. These workshops emphasize handmade, carefully ...

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Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits World Tour

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits World Tour

Jimmy Carr’s career as a comic and TV personality spans more than 15 years, making him a household name in his native Britain. This month he hopes to get Japanese fans laughing too. In the U.K. he has hosted everything from game shows (“Distraction,” ...

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Kyoto Tower Valentine Event

Kyoto Tower Valentine Event

Christmas in Japan seems to operate a lot like Valentine’s Day in that it focuses on couples. And Valentine’s Day? Well, that’s also for couples. There will be events all over Japan, and Kyoto Tower is hosting one of them. Additional items such as ...

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Sengoku the Real at Osaka Castle

Sengoku the Real at Osaka Castle

Universal Studios Japan is banking on samurai appeal for its newest Universal Cool Japan spectacle. Sanada Yukimura (1567-1615) was a samurai general who fought against the Tokugawa shogunate during the Siege of Osaka (1614-15), which took place around Osaka Castle. His life will be ...

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Bonsai Exhibition of Ume Trees with Blossoms

Bonsai Exhibition of Ume Trees with Blossoms

With all the pruning and maintenance that’s involved, it usually takes a couple of decades of meticulous care to turn an umeki (plum tree) into a bonsai that’s truly worth appreciating. The fruits of these efforts will go on display through March 12 at ...

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Mika Ninagawa x Jellyfish: New Collaboration

Mika Ninagawa x Jellyfish: New Collaboration

One of the attractions at Sumida Aquarium in the area of Tokyo Skytree Town is the mangekyo (kaleidoscope) tunnel, a 50-meter mirrored slope with eight tanks of jellyfish. It’s impressive on its own, but since Nov. 8 it has been lucky to have the ...

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Tokyo Skytree Disco

Tokyo Skytree Disco

This spring Tokyo Skytree will look like “Saturday Night Fever,” or more specifically Friday night fever. Super Skytree Disco will be playing music from the ’80s and ’90s, and a dance floor will be set up. The whole event is a throwback to the Bubble ...

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Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello Kitty Cafe

The Guest Cafe and Diner, a restaurant with a constantly rotating theme, will be filled with sweet food and sweet decorations. There will also be exclusive goods on sale, including Hello Kitty-themed pins, stickers and totes to take home, but the cafe’s main draw ...

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2.5 Million Girls' Tokimeki Galleria at Tokyo Skytree

2.5 Million Girls' Tokimeki Galleria at Tokyo Skytree

With its enthralling panoramic view of Japan’s capital, Tokyo Skytree is offering another kind of tokimeki (heart-pounding) experience at its 450-meter-high Tembo Galleria observatory through March 31. The landmark is marking the 60th anniversary of Ribon, a manga magazine aimed at young women that ...

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Your Name. Cafe

Your Name. Cafe

The biggest Japanese film in 2016 was by far the animated hit “Your Name.” After a lucrative year, it’s become one of the highest grossing movies in Japanese box office history and the top Japanese film ever released in China. The animation, which centers ...

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All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest

All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest

Studio Ghibli is one of the most popular animation studios in Japan after creating hits such as “Princess Mononoke” and “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Now the studio’s Ghibli Museum in western Tokyo is celebrating its 15th year with a new exhibition. “All Aboard! The Cat ...

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Fashion's forgotten models

Fashion's forgotten models

Mannequins are the unsung heroes in fashion, designed on the whole to fade into the background to let the clothes sing. Having said that, an archaic mannequin is as instantly recognizable as the trends of yesteryear, which brings home just how much they change ...

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