Cirque du Soleil: Totem

The world-famous theatrical production Cirque de Soleil sails into Japan again this year, performing its Totem show. The captivating performance first premiered six years ago, and has since been performed in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

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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 Bus ...

Sakura — Japan in the Box

Japan’s hanami (cherry-blossom viewing) season brings all sorts of sakura-themed events, including Nihonbashi’s “Sakura — Japan in the Box.”

Taking place at the Meijiza Theater, Japan’s oldest theater, this 70-minute performance mixes traditional and modern Japanese performing arts, from kabuki and ...

Mannequin History Exhibition

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 ...

David Bowie Is

Much is quite rightly made of the enormous influence that Japan had on David Bowie, characterized best perhaps by his iconic stage outfits designed by the bombastic Kansai Yamamoto. However, long before Bowie set foot on Japanese soil in the early 1970s, his stylistic ...