The Organic Beauty of Kaga Lacquerware
A mountainous land dotted with hot springs, Yamanaka in Ishikawa Prefecture is a major center of lacquerware production, thanks to woodturners who emigrated to this area 400 years ago.
Stamps Capture Japanese Bathhouse Charm
One Japanese artist is putting his stamp on the traditional Japanese bathhouse, or 'sento.'
2 Modern Masters of Woodwork & Lacquer
Working by hand at scales that can at times only be seen with a magnifying glass, these two artisans are heirs to a 400-year-old legacy of woodworking in Ishikawa Prefecture.
AAJ Adventures — Tokyo Auto Salon 2018
Bringing you the best of Tokyo Auto Salon 2018, from the impressive cars to the alluring Can-Gals.
Tidying Up Made Easier at This Japanese Inn
For two days, two lucky applicants will be able to stay at a traditional Japanese inn where slippers, tables, cushions and even TV remotes slide back to their original spots by just the click of a button.
Kairo: Japan's Top Secret to Warmth in Winter
Here's our quick guide to the different heating pads you can purchase in Japan to keep your whole body warm.
Japanese Painter Creates Photo-real Portraits
Yasutomo Oka’s oil portraits are so lifelike you'll swear they were captured with a camera.
Ride on the Eva Train One Last Time
Now’s your last chance to ride the massively popular bullet train that travels as fast as Eva Unit-01 before it ceases operations in May 2018.
The Hand-Dyeing Specialists of Sumida-ku
If you're looking for custom, hand-dyed fabrics, these three specialists in Sumida-ku, Tokyo, are dyeing to set you up!
How to Build a Full-Scale Japanese Igloo
Have you ever wanted to build an igloo? Yokote in Akita Prefecture is very famous for its igloo making festival, called 'kamakura.' We'll show you the traditional method of building snow huts just like they do in Yokote.
Top 5 Chocolate Snacks in Japan for Loved Ones
Although Valentine’s Day in Japan is said to have become the biggest merchandising opportunity of the year for any confectionary companies in Japan, chocolate is one of the most consumed sweets of all time. Here are five that you'll surely find in Japan.
10 Ways to Save Money on Electricity in Winter
Electricity costs in winter can go through the roof because more energy is needed for heating and your time spent indoors increases. If you want to survive winter in Japan at the lowest possible cost, follow these helpful tips for saving on electricity.
For Custom Fabric Colors, Go to Sumida-ku
Place an order with a swatch or color chip, and shops in this Tokyo district will delve into a formidable databank of colors amassed over the history of the craft to instantly dye your fabric to the exact color of the sample.
Super Blue Blood Moon Lights Up The Sky
This once in a blue moon phenomenon appeared in the sky posing with Tokyo Skytree as well as other beautiful tourist spots.
Japanese Manholes: Art Under Your Feet
There is so much to see in Japan. You can look up at the skyscrapers of Tokyo, look in the distance to see the peak of Mount Fuji, look along every one of Kyoto's ancient cobbled streets. But did you know that there is a lot to see right under your feet?
A Home Embracing the Art of Clutter
An Osaka-based designer created a house to showcase the beauty of having a personal hoard.
Use a Japanese 'Hottie' to Keep Warm in Winter
Survive the harsh Japanese winter by cuddling up in bed with this hot little number.
A Uniquely Japanese Movie-Going Experience
Feel as though you are snuggled up at home under your very own 'kotatsu' as you catch a flick at this theater in Saitama.
Japanese Artist Gives Old Stones New Life
This artist from Saitama Prefecture gives new meaning to the old phrase 'art imitates life!'
The Blooming Beauty of Everyday Objects
One Japanese artist's 'homegrown' art blends a respected tradition with modern household objects.