Do you — and the kids — need a break from the city? A few days in Risonare Nasu’s Agri-Garden will set everyone to rights.
Danielle Demetriou is a writer who swapped her native London for Tokyo in 2007. From art and design to business and fashion, she writes about all things Japan-related for international newspapers and magazines.
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Entertaining the kids while staying home is becoming easier for families across Japan as services normally confined to Tokyo begin putting themselves online.
The contrasting worlds of contemporary designer Mae Engelgeer and Hosoo, a historical Japanese textile company, overlap to ethereal effect at "Colortage," an exhibition of new approaches to fabrics.
Quiet green lanes, low-rise wooden houses, generations-old tofu stores, atmospheric temples, cycling grannies, small creative ateliers — and cats. Lots of cats. Yanaka, an east Tokyo neighborhood hugging the fringes of the JR Yamanote circle, is something of an urban time capsule, with its growing ...
Running around on all fours, jumping onto mattresses, lifting weights — CrossFit is a great way to for kids to expel excess energy.
It's one of the world's most iconic expressions of a night sky: a bold yellow moon, a milky expanse of stars and gradated shades of blue alongside the swirling silhouette of a cypress tree and a distant sleeping village. "The Starry Night," created by Dutch ...
Have a young budding animation director on your hands? "The Science Behind Pixar" exhibition takes kids (and so-inclined adults) through the process from modeling and rigging to simulation and rendering.
Tokujin Yoshioka's design for Homme Plisse Issey Miyake/Aoyama, Issey Miyake Homme Plisse's first flagship, includes gravity-defying clothing rails, raw concrete minimalism and a showstopping special pleating machine.
Nature takes precedence in Shigeru Ban's unusual design for Shishi- Iwa House, a resort hotel in Karuizawa designed to encourage human interaction within luxury minimalism.
Young children and ceramics are not an obvious mix — the former having an alarming tendency to break the latter the second they come into contact with one another. But there is one situation when combining the two works like magic: children's pottery classes.