A New Form of Japanese Traditional Art
Merging ‘kyogen’ comedy, ‘nihon buyo’ dance and ‘wadaiko’ drums, 'infinity' aims to merge Japan’s historical traditions and folk art into a new-age form of entertainment.
5 Tips for Enjoying Kagura
This thousand-year-old Shinto dance is both graceful and opulent. But watching outdoors can be cold!
7 Japan-Related Events to Look Out For in 2016
2016 certainly has a lot of fun and interesting events in store, but you won't want to miss these seven in particular!
Interpretive Sushi Dance from Norway
You've never seen fish move like this!
54 Fun Things to Do in Japan!
Japan is filled with quirky and fun bucket-list-worthy things to do, with countless sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums and neighborhoods to explore. Here are the 54 fun things to do in Japan!
All-Female Stage Troupe to Perform in US
The immensely popular and talented Takarazuka Revue will be performing a toe-tapping show in New York for the first time in decades.
Tour Miyazaki through 6 Incredible Videos
Ancient shrines, traditional crafts, horseback riding, surfing, golf, great food and more all crammed against some of the most picturesque coastline you could hope to see. This is Miyazaki!
Samurai & Ninja Take Center Stage in Asakusa
Always wanted to train under the guidance of famed general Oda Nobunaga? Unless you have a time machine, this traveling performance group may be the next best thing!
'Live Spectacle Naruto' Returns
The new Naruto live action play looks more awesome than we ever could have imagined!
New Akihabara Animate for Your Ikemen Needs
Opened on June 16, 2016, Akiba Girls Station is a massive, seven-floor shopping center dedicated entirely to anime/manga for the female audience.
Kagura: A Dance Fit for the Gods
Kagura is a ritual dance associated with autumn that, according to legend, was entertaining enough to coax the goddess of the sun to come back out of a cave and light the world again.
Italian Knows Enough Noh to Teach in Kyoto
Noh scholar Diego Pellecchia shows how it's done.
A Photographer's Eye on Japanese Folk Arts
Yusuke Nishimura photographs the unknown world of Japanese performing folk arts.
5 Things I Learned Doing Japanese Improv
If you're getting tired of JLPT textbooks, kanji apps and watching TV you don’t understand, why not think about using improv comedy to study the language?
6 Foreigners Making Waves in the Countryside
Most of the subjects of this story didn't see themselves where they are now—but all of them found something incredible in the Japanese countryside, leading each to develop a unique and indelible bond to the local community.
Fushigi Yuugi Gets First Stage Musical
The production will run in mid-April 2016 featuring former Morning Musume idol Reina Tanaka.
You Too Can Become a Kabuki Star!
Live out your dreams of being a kabuki actor—if you have the cash!
Takarazuka's Rurouni Kenshin Cast On Display
See seina Sagiri and Sakina Ayakaze show their moves as Kenshin Himura and Hajime Saito.
Bathroom has 31 Female Stalls to 1 Male Stall
Japan’s all-female Takarazuka theater has an enlightened 31.5:1 female to male bathroom stall ratio.
Obake in Japanese Popular Culture
Japanese ghosts and monsters have infiltrated everything from manga and anime to theater and movies—or maybe you'd just prefer to experience a good old haunted walk?