All About Japan

Halloween Costumes in Traditional Japanese Art

Halloween might be a relatively new concept for Japan, but the idea of sporting costumes for festivals is perhaps older than it is in the United States!

New Gudetama Café Opens in Tokyo!

Sanrio made the egg a star, then this café made his butt a marshmallow.

Kamizumo: The Art of Paper Sumo

The history of 'kamizumo,' or paper sumo, reaches back to the popularization of flesh-and-blood sumo as a sport during the Edo Period. It's still played by kids—and some surprisingly dedicated adults—to this day.

Pineapple Pen Café Set to Open in Tokyo

From the bright exterior to the unusual themed menu, the world’s first official PPAP café has a number of flash trimmings that fans will love, but you'd better hurry since it's only open for a limited time!

Top 7 Weirdest Festivals Across Japan

While it's estimated there are 600,000 festivals in Japan, some are decidedly weirder than others!

Outstanding 'Overwatch' Origami

Let these YouTubers show you how to create your very own goods based on the extremely successful multiplayer game.

'Rurouni Kenshin' Has a New Spinoff Series

Creator Nobuhiro Watsuki takes readers back to Japan’s Meiji Period for a tale of criminals and treasure.

A Monstrous Version of Origami

With amazing dexterity and ingenuity, one Japanese user is able to fold a creature from 'Monster Hunter' using a single sheet of paper.

Take a Dip in Some Ramen Bath Salts

You may want to refrain from using these yummy-smelling bath powders when you’re hungry!

Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces

Travel northwest of Tokyo to see this museum full of rocks that resemble faces—even a few famous ones!

Moisturize Your Skin from Ghibli-Themed Tins

Beautifully adorned tins featuring some of the studio’s beloved anime characters are being made for a limited time.

Shinigami Ryuk's 'PPAP' Dance Cover Is Fierce!

Ryuk has a Death Note, a pen and an apple! Who knew this grim reaper had so much soul?!

Gorgeous View of Autumn Foliage from Space

Mars may be the one called the Red Planet, but this shot shows part of Earth turning a beautiful crimson.

Japan's Fertility Festivals: The Hard Facts

Japan is a festive nation, home to countless different festivals. However, some of them, while safe to visit, aren't exactly safe for work!

Death Note 'Shinigami' Join Amuro Namie

J-pop queen Amuro Namie appears with 'Shinigami' from the Death Note series in this hot video for the new Death Note movie.

The Creepy & Cool Come Out on Halloween

Walk around Tokyo’s Shibuya on Halloween and you're sure to grab some incredible photos of cosplaying revelers.

Disney Music Comes to Tokyo Trains

Until December 25, Tokyo commuters can feel like they’re setting off on a magical adventure with these 12 Disney train jingles dancing in their ears.

Absorb Energy from Dragon Ball Lattes

To celebrate 30 years of 'Dragon Ball' three themed cafés will be rolling out in Tokyo and Osaka.

'Your Name' Tops Ghibli Box Office Records

Makoto Shinkai’s 'Your Name' surpasses the earnings of two of Hayao Miyazaki’s films as its box office romp continues.

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