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Going to Comiket

Guidelines for participating in Comic Market, the biggest anime, manga and game subculture event, which happens twice a year in Tokyo.

Art Aquarium 2017

Dive into the event of the season: Eco Edo's Art Aquarium features over 8,000 fish in beautifully designed goldfish bowls.

The Kimono Forest Of Arashiyama

Kimono Forest is a collection of gorgeous cylinder-shaped pillars which lined the lane way to Randen tram station on Kyoto’s Keifuku Arashiyama line, has been installed as part of the renovation in 2013. It is called a "forest" since the pillars are clustered like a forest and the kimono is displayed on each of the pillars. The Kimono Forest consists of pieces of textile displays dyed in the traditional Kyo-yuzen style. Each of the 2 meter high pillars are covered with acrylic fiber. There are about 600 of them all installed all over the station grounds. The Kyo-yuzen textile used for this exhibition was created by Kamedatomi, a long standing textile factory whose history dates back to Taisho period. These days they also produce aloha shirts with bright kimono inspired patterns.

Where to go for a Tea Ceremony?

From the old merchants house from the Nineteenth Century, to an experience linking tea with Samurai and Geisha, here is a selection of some unique places for a Tea Ceremony, a quintessential Kyoto experience.

World's Smallest Ukiyo-e Museum

The backstreets of Kyoto are my sanctuary, being able to talk about life with the owners of family run stores, many set in old wooden machiya townhouses. It is these wanderings that led me to the world’s smallest ukiyo-e museum and workshop, and of course Hokusai, the man who singularly transformed how Japanese wood block prints are viewed across the world.

Sendai Top 10 Things To Do

The Top 10 very best Sendai City has to offer. Sendai is Miyagi Prefecture's capital and Tohoku's largest city. From nature, cuisine, and samurai history, let this be your guide to enjoying the most out of your next visit. 

Kiyomizu Temple and Otowa Waterfall

Kiyomizudera, also known as the Pure Water Temple is one of more famous temples in Japan. This temple is located up in a hill in the east of Kyoto. One of the things that stands out is the wooden stage in the main hall that is 13 meters above the hill. During the spring period, this will give you an amazing view of the cherry blossom. From the wooden stage, you will also able to see Kyoto city in the distance. Kiyomizudera is also inside the list of UNESCO World Heritage.