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Dressing up T-shirts with traditional flair

Lifestyle Feb 17, 2020

Dressing up T-shirts with traditional flair

More than a century ago, the skills of paper stencil textile-dyeing artisans made it possible to mass-produce kimono with vivid and intricate designs that previously could only be achieved by hand painting. Today, with fewer people wearing kimono on a daily basis, it has become ...

Tokyo manga hotel makes virtue of sleepless nights

Business / Corporate Jan 14, 2020

Tokyo manga hotel makes virtue of sleepless nights

Few hotels in the world actively encourage guests to have sleepless nights, but a manga-themed establishment does just that — and it is proving very popular with Japanese and non-Japanese alike. The Manga Art Hotel in central Tokyo has developed a unique offering, with capsule-like ...

Cultural discovery starts at the table

General Dec 26, 2019

Cultural discovery starts at the table

In an eastern area of downtown Tokyo, classes are being held in a six-story building promoting Thai language and culture. Kinshicho, in Sumida Ward, has all the trappings of a "Little Bangkok," with Thai import stores, massage shops and restaurants that blend into the city ...