Monica Tandung

For Monica Tandung's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Lights mark a city's recovery

/ Dec 2, 2011

Lights mark a city's recovery

With December's arrival comes the season of illumination in Japan. Trees are decorated and most public places boast remarkable displays of light. However, an event in Kobe is not like the others when it comes to the motivations behind it. The Kobe Luminarie first started ...

/ Nov 25, 2011

Irish culture extravaganza to come to Aichi

After performing here on a sold-out tour in 2009, The Ragus Show will return to perform their brand of Irish dancing at Nagoya's Aichi Prefectural Art Theater. Ragus (pronounced "rah-goose") is one of Ireland's biggest traditional music and dance groups. They formed in the summer ...

/ Nov 18, 2011

Holiday season starts with market in Osaka

With Halloween finished it's now, according to the business community, time to start making Christmas preparations. In Osaka, the 10th annual German Christmas Market will be doing its best to get people into a festive mood. The event is organized by the German Consulate in Osaka ...

'Chinese Ceramics, Lacquer and Bronzes'

/ Nov 11, 2011

"Chinese Ceramics, Lacquer and Bronzes"

To celebrate the recent donations to it of works from three important art collections, Nezu Museum is holding an exhibition of Chinese ceramics, lacquerware and a bronzeware. The Fujisaki Collection offers a range of ceramics, including jars and vases, featuring decorative designs from different periods. ...

/ Nov 4, 2011

Get a sample of Japanese arts

The Japanese arts of noh and kabuki are popular with tourists from all over, and Kamigata Traditional Entertainment Night was created to make productions easier to comprehend with its all-English program of traditional theater. The event is part of the Osaka Nightlife Culture campaign, organized ...

Music fest spotlights new acts

/ Nov 4, 2011

Music fest spotlights new acts

The winding streets of Tokyo will be alive with music as artists flock to the capital for Japan Music Week starting Nov. 4. This is the third time for JMW to put on its international music showcase and festival. The focus is on new and ...