Nagoya Auto Festival

June 10, 2017 by admin

If you are interested in cars, you may want to check out Nagoya Auto Festival, featuring newer, highly customized vehicles.  There will be no shortage of interesting vehicles to peruse, as well as other attractions such as special guests, performances, and a food court. Nagoya Auto Festival 2017 This is a relatively more famous show (when compared to […]

Communicate in Japanese with ili

June 7, 2017 by admin

If you’re coming to Japan, it may surprise you to find out that English isn’t as commonly spoken as you may think. Even in Tokyo. Sure, you can stick to some of the more touristy areas but if really you want to explore the other 99% of Japan you may need some help communicating. Logbar, […]

Family Fun at Nagoya’s Kodomo Land

May 31, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

With the summer holidays fast approaching, its that time of the year when we start to think about how we can fill those long days with activities for our children. Of course there is nothing wrong with kids just having fun, but surely when that fun is combined with education and growth, then all the better, […]

Ukiyo-e, The Japanese Art of Woodblock Painting

May 30, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

When one thinks of Japanese artwork, there is a good chance that the picture above, or one very much like it, is the one that springs to mind. There is a good reason for this. The art form of ukiyo-e, the style of painting using wooden block prints, has very much permeated every part of […]

Sanno Matsuri, One of Tokyo’s Three Most Important Festivals

May 30, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

When it comes to festivals (matsuri), nothing can quite beat Japan in the summer. Pretty much every town and city will have one, and Tokyo, being the cultural (and pretty much geographical) epicenter of the country, has more than its fair share. One of the capital’s three most important matsuri – along with the Kanda […]