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Learn about photography

/ Aug 28, 2014

Learn about photography

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We live in a digital age that has made photography evermore accessible to everyone. The knowledge and skills that once made it a specialist industry are now, to a certain extent, replaced by automated digital means — it only takes the click of a ...

Go dancing in the streets of Roppongi

/ Aug 21, 2014

Go dancing in the streets of Roppongi

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Home to numerous shopping areas, nightclubs and bars, Roppongi is probably not the first place you would think off when you want to experience some traditional Japanese culture. But despite its reputation, the district has a traditional side and its own Obon holiday event. The ...

Art from the margins of society

/ Aug 13, 2014

Art from the margins of society

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A show of brilliant color combinations, unusual shapes and a creative use of materials, "Art as a Haven of Happiness" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum showcases the work of artists with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Free of any fixed ideas or concepts ...

Lighting the way for Obon

/ Aug 13, 2014

Lighting the way for Obon

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Toro nagashi is a long-held Japanese tradition where candle-lit lanterns are released into rivers to guide the spirits of ancestors back to the other world during the Obon season. On Aug. 16, the Asakusa Toro Nagashi will see 2,500 lanterns set afloat on the Sumida ...

Feel the love in Ebisu

/ Jul 29, 2014

Feel the love in Ebisu

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Writing a love letter seems like an old-school romantic idea, but it's still one of the few times that we express ourselves with abandon. The digital world may have replaced handwritten love letters with printed ones, but the custom endures and Love Letter Project ...