Arts & Design

 
  • Traditional Japanese Theatre

    Traditional Japanese Theatre

    Traditional Japanese theatre is highly unique to Japan. It takes several different forms, each a highly formalized method of storytelling with rich history and meaning. For foreigners, traditional Japanese theater is a very intimidating prospect. Many believe the cultural and language barriers are too high to overcome, leading to a […]

     
     
  • 10 Cultural Experiences you can’t Miss in Japan

    10 Cultural Experiences you can’t Miss in Japan

    Thinking of visiting Japan? Want to explore the unique cultural experiences that Japan has to offer? Japan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world with many interesting attractions both historic and modern. If you are looking to experience the deeper Japan, you should get some ideas by […]

     
     
  • 10 Famous Buddha Statues in Japan

    10 Famous Buddha Statues in Japan

    Buddhism in Japan has a long and storied history. You can find some of the most spectacular and famous Buddha statues in Japan, often surrounded by incredible temples and breathtaking scenery. These Buddha statues are religious, cultural, and local touchstones. If you are in an area with one of Japan’s […]

     
     
  • 7 Original Castles in Japan that are worth Seeing

    7 Original Castles in Japan that are worth Seeing

    Much like Europe, Japan is a land littered with castles. The Japanese feudal period was full of lords and emperors who wanted to make their mark on the land. They did so by building great castles, many of which were used as fortresses. Now, of course, these castles are historical […]

     
     
  • 6 Famous Shrines to Visit in Japan

    6 Famous Shrines to Visit in Japan

    Japan is a land filled with history, culture, and a deep spirituality. Shrines are considered the sacred places in Japan along with many famous Buddhist temples. Many visitors to Japan think that they should experience the history, mind-boggling architectures, rituals, and customs of a traditional Shinto Shrine. Are you ready to […]

     
     
  • 12 Best Books for Learning to Draw Manga

    12 Best Books for Learning to Draw Manga

    Manga is an incredibly popular drawing style. It’s the style used not just for manga comic books, but also anime and a number of mascots. It’s a simple, distinctive, and pleasing style that leaves a lot of room for creativity and experimentation. However, before you can start experimenting with your […]

     
     
  • 7 Famous Traditional Crafts of Tohoku

    7 Famous Traditional Crafts of Tohoku

    The whole Tohoku region is breathtakingly an awesome place to discover that comprises six prefectures Aomori, Akita, Fukushima, Iwate, Miyagi, and Yamagata. Tohoku’s wonderful unique outdoor nature, local cuisines, glorious history, and impressive ancient crafts have always mystified me with pleasure. Many of the great artisans in the region have […]

     
     
  • Kokeshi: Traditional  Japanese Dolls from Tohoku

    Kokeshi: Traditional Japanese Dolls from Tohoku

    Before getting insight into Kokeshi, first I would like to praise its birthplace called Tohoku. It is a charm area, don’t you think so? Blessed with abundance of beautiful nature, Tohoku has become one of the places in Japan that foreign visitors don’t hesitate to admire its utmost beauty. It […]

     
     
  • Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo)

    Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo)

    Japanese calligraphy (shodo – the way of writing) is a fine art of expressing the beauty of Japanese syllabaries (Kana). Different styles of traditional Japanese calligraphy can be found that have been practicing by the calligraphy masters, especially in Japan. An artist follows different techniques and uses tools to make […]

     
     
  • Japanese Gardens – History, Types, Elements, and More

    Japanese Gardens – History, Types, Elements, and More

    Traditional Japanese garden is considered one of the most important elements of Japanese art. Each type of traditional gardens has their own style of beauty. In Japan, visiting a traditional Japanese garden is a must-do activity along with exploring Castles, Museums, Temples and Shrines. There is a list of historic […]

     
     
 
 

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