Can You Survive the Optometrist's Maze?
The chic eyewear store Gogito Ergo Sum Tokyo displays its merchandise on a transparent maze of paneling over running water! Can you make it through without making a splash?
The Battle of Kawanakajima Rages on in Mie
The legendary feud between prolific samurai Takeda Shingen and Kenshin Uesugi rages on in Mie! 100 people don armor and wield weapons to reenact the ferocious Battle of Kawanakajima.
Destination Denim: How Jeans Bring in Tourists
Among aficionados, Japanese denim is known for its high quality and meticulous craftsmanship. As international visitors to Japan increases, so too does global interest in Japanese denim production.
Improving Traditional Crafts with Technology
Exchange students from the University of Buffalo learn about 'kumiki,' a traditional carpentry technique, from artisans in Hida, and use technology to bring this time-honored craft to the modern age.
The Evolution of the ¥100 Shop
It's amazing to see what ¥100 can buy! It's even more amazing to see what DIY projects some creative customers are able to accomplish using only materials from ¥100 shops!
Purify Body & Mind with Waterfall Training
A Shinto priest in western Tokyo offers a traditional form of ascetic training for monks and priests to the public. With waterfall training, he hopes to help others relieve the stress of living in modern society.
Transforming Vacant Japanese Schools into B&Bs
A hotel with a difference—old schoolhouses in Japan are getting a new lease on life, by being transformed into hotels for visitors.
Instagrammable Sushi... Made with Meat?!
Traditional sushi is famous for featuring fresh, raw fish. However meat sushi is now available at popular conveyor belt sushi chains across Japan!