If you happened to be in Tokyo from August 9th to 17th, don’t miss this interesting event, Monozukuri/Takumi no Waza Expo 2017. This event features traditional craftsmanship, which has played an important part in the development of Japan, and also showcases the wonders of cutting-edge manufacturing technology. You can see and experience first-hand excellent craftsmanship […]

In Japan, you can find almost anything in vending machine: from onigiri to soda cans. But, this thing is absolutely brilliant: a vending machine restaurant. Located in Isesaki City in Gunma prefecture, about an hour and half drive from Tokyo, Jihanki Shokuda (or Automat Diner in English) serves the food without staffs at all. It […]

Held from August 11th to 13th 2017 in Tokyo Big Sight, Comiket (or Comic Market) is a bi-annual comic market and one of Japan’s biggest comic-related events. This event is focused on dojinshi, a self-published manga. The visitors can buy wide range of genres of manga from thousands of amateur and professional manga artists in […]

Japan’s traditional city of Kyoto has a lot of things to offer, from beautiful view to historic sites. Now, it has one more things that will make you want to come to Kyoto: Starbucks coffee shop with tatami rooms. Opened in the end of June 2017, this starbucks is built in a two-story Japanese home. […]

FAMM’IN was formed from FAKY, a four-girl dance/vocal group, FEMM, a mannequin dance/rap duo, and Yup’in, a singer-song writer. Their songs and videos are receiving high acclaim by the major media in Japan and overseas. Working with AVC they held a show (live performance and music video shooting) called “Animusic Visualization feat. BRDG / FAMM’IN […]

  Comedian Piko-Taro’s music video “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen,” abbreviated as “PPAP,” that recently went viral on social media has entered the weekly U.S. Billboard Top 100 singles chart at 77th. It is the first time in 26 years that a Japanese artist has made the U.S. chart. The last was singer Seiko Matsuda, whose song “The Right […]

Based in Tokyo, Japan, illustrator Anna Tsubaki‘s bright and kinetic work takes a modern spin on the traditional art of ukiyo-e, using blocks of vivid color and bold linework to create her own visions of a floating world overflowing with rock n’ roll swagger. Tsubaki’s figures run the gamut from demons to rock stars to […]