Well hello, dollies: Hina Matsuri 2016

Mar 3, 2016

Well hello, dollies: Hina Matsuri 2016

In the run-up to Hina Matsuri (Girl's Day), people traditionally display "hina" dolls at home — and, it is believed, they must be taken down by March 4 to prevent a late marriage. The centuries-old tradition has both persevered and evolved. Here's how it ...

Snow way! Tokyo residents surprised by heavy snowfall

Jan 20, 2016

Snow way! Tokyo residents surprised by heavy snowfall

A wave of frustration and excitement spread across social media as a layer of wet snow coated the streets of Tokyo earlier this week. While commuters were irritated by train delays and flight cancellations, others seized the wintery day for some fun.