Swap carps for pinatas on Children's Day

Events / Events In Tokyo May 1, 2014

Swap carps for pinatas on Children's Day

Children's Day in Japan is known for its koinobori (carp streamer) decorations, but perhaps this year you'd like to celebrate with a pinata instead. The annual Latin American festival Cinco de Mayo occurs on May 5, the same day as Children's Day. This year, events ...

Tokyo shows to get fans in mood for Jazz Day

Events / Events In Tokyo Apr 24, 2014

Tokyo shows to get fans in mood for Jazz Day

The lineup for Osaka's International Jazz Day is a true jazz fan's dream. The event will be broadcast on the Web for those who can't make it, but that's nothing compared to how the music sounds live. Tokyo, which hosts most of the overseas acts ...

Parade aims to raise awareness of sexual minorities

National Apr 23, 2014

Parade aims to raise awareness of sexual minorities

Tokyo Rainbow Pride, the nation's largest festival for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities, will have its third annual parade in Tokyo on Sunday, aiming to raise awareness of sexual minorities in Japan. The parade is scheduled to proceed from Shibuya Station to the ...

'Roots of Zen: Yosai and  the Treasures of Kenninji'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 26, 2014

'Roots of Zen: Yosai and the Treasures of Kenninji'

Kenninji is the oldest of what is known as the Kyoto Gozan, the five leading Zen Buddhist temples of Kyoto. It houses various artworks but is particularly famous for the designated national treasure "Fujin-Raijin" ("The Wind and Thunder Gods"), a gold-leaf embellished screen painting ...

'Rudolf Steiner'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 26, 2014

'Rudolf Steiner'

Austria-born, Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) is known as a philosopher, literary critic and esoteric who became leader of the German Theosophical Society and later founder the Anthroposophical Society. Much of his philosophical thought was influenced by the works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, while his ...

'Seiji Fujishiro 90th Birthday Anniversary'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 26, 2014

'Seiji Fujishiro 90th Birthday Anniversary'

To many, the term "shadow play" or "shadow puppetry" will conjure up images of black silhouettes telling a story against a bright white background. Seiji Fujishiro's shadow-play visions, however, are filled with vivid colors, abstract shapes and detailed scenery. Using vibrant hues in subtle gradations ...