2020 Royal Exhibition to Celebrate Bonds between Britain and Japan

A collection of about 200 Japanese artworks will be exhibited at a special exhibit…

IMART: Ikebukuro Festival Focuses on the Future of Manga and Anime

Manga and anime specialists can peek into the future of otaku culture at the International Festival…

Embassy of Japan Withdraws Approval for Vienna Art Exhibition

The Japanese Embassy in Austria withdrew its approval for an art exhibition in Vienna…

4 Kyoto Festival mixes culture and anime, animating national treasures

The fourth annual Kyoto Nippon Festival will be held until December 8 at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in…

Yakushiji Temple Begins Special Performances and Opens Inside for Visits

The World Heritage Yakushiji Temple is opening its Jikido Dining Room, the Tower of…

Over 400 Shuri-jo Castle Treasures Destroyed, Foundation Finds

The status of about 1.500 priceless treasures of the Ryukyu Kingdom (1429-1879) remains unknown after a…

Yoshino and other 5 will be awarded the Order of Culture in Japan

Akira Yoshino, 71, one of three winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and five…

Shibuya bans drinks during Halloween in some areas

Halloween is coming, and you can feel the excitement in the air. Tokyo celebrated several times…

700 Sign Up to See Aichi Triennial Art Exhibition

Sixty people selected by the lottery on October 8 were allowed to see an exhibition of…

Politician resigns in protest against Aichi art festival fund cut

A member of a government review board that approved a festival grant…

Aichi's controversial exhibit will reopen

Aichi prefectural government plans to reopen a canceled exhibition with the statue of a…

Governor seeks reopening of Aichi Triennial art event

An art exhibition about freedom of expression that sparked public protests and threats of acts…

Governor criticizes withdrawal of subsidies from Aichi Art Triennale

The withdrawal of a central government grant for the Triennale International Art Festival…

Woman discovers Renaissance work in the kitchen

An early Renaissance masterpiece by Florentine painter Cimabue was discovered in a kitchen in the…

Animation Festival Receives Works from Japan's College Students

Students from 25 universities will showcase their animation skills at a festival that begins at the end…

Okinawan hajichi tattoos culture is becoming more popular

Tattoos, although widely maligned in modern Japan because of their association with yakuza,…

Izumi Kato art is displayed in Shibukawa museum

A retrospective exhibition dedicated to the works of artist Izumi Kato is being held at the…

Art museum allows visitors to dress as figures in classic works

The Otsuka Art Museum here offers an opportunity at its popular cosplay event…

Kutani porcelain masterpieces are redrawn on paper plates

They have the look of porcelain originals, but you don't have to worry about leaving…

Kokeshi Parade in Miyagi

People dressed in traditional kokeshi dolls parade through the streets of Naruko Onsen spa resort in Osaki,…

Miyazaki's “Wind Valley Nausicaa” Will Be Adapted as a Kabuki Piece

Although it was technically manufactured while they were still called Topcraft, “Wind Valley Nausicaa”, it…