Fukuoka has display of samurai weapons and armor

A rare Fukuoka exhibit is displaying dozens of swords, armor and other samurai possessions…

A close look at one of Japan's five Ryuseito swords, forged from meteorites

One of the most beautiful blades in Japan is now on display and owes its existence to…

Izumi Kato art is displayed in Shibukawa museum

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

Scientists discover new meteorite material that crashed on Earth

On 1951, a meteorite crashed in the Australian city of Wedderburn. It has been studied since then.

Crown Prince and architect Kuma open conference in Kyoto

The opening ceremony of the 25th General Conference of the International Museum Council (ICOM) was held…

Exhibition highlights common theme in Gundam director's work

A retrospective of animation director Yoshiyuki Tomino, best known for the Kido Senshi Gundam (Mobile…

Saitama: Museum Inherits Pride of Japan's Silk Industry

A building that used to be a deposit of silkworm cocoons in the Kumagaya factory of…

Prince Hisahito visits museum in Bhutan

Prince Hisahito and his parents, Crown Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, gathered…

Man arrested for threatening to set fire to Aichi Museum

A 59-year-old man was arrested for making an arson threat against a central museum…

"Funny, amusingly embarrassing": Japan's Coconut Museum - in photos

Japan's fluffy culture has adopted poop, which gets a pop twist at the…

The legacy of novelist Yamamoto in Mitaka

Novelist Yuzo Yamamoto (1887-1974), known for his works as “Robo no Ishi” (The Little Stone by…

Tsuyama Railway Museum tells the story of Japanese trains

Old diesel train cars are lined up in a circular house in tsuyama. THE…

Feudal feats of "dragon bones" receive cultural property status

Mysterious fossils unearthed 200 years ago that were identified as “bones of a dragon” transformed a…

Princess Hisako visits cultural treasures exhibition of the Tsumugu Project

Princess Hisako, widow of the late Prince Takamado, visited a special exhibition entitled “Masterpieces of Art…

Hiroshima atomic bomb museum opens with new exhibits

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum main building reopened on Thursday after passing through the…

25 Klimt paintings on display at the Tokyo Art Museum

About 25 oil paintings by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt were exhibited at 23 by…

Number of exhibitions at Tsumugu show will be doubled

The number of exhibitions in the “Masterpieces of Japanese Art: From Sesshu and Eitoku to Korin…

Japan creates measures to protect its national treasures

Reacting to the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Cultural Affairs Agency announced in…

Fukuoka Gallery explores "casual cuteness" in the art of ancient ages

A special exhibit in a museum is offering visitors an opportunity to take a look at…

Museum begins restoration of Buddhist painting

“Amitabha and twenty-five participants”, a painting designated as a national treasure, was taken to…

Japanese artworks recently named as national treasures

An exhibition of works of art and crafts that have been designated as national heritage and important…