Category Archives: Culture and History

Spectacular snow walls

The Japan News — Apr 17   People enjoy viewing the 15-meter snow walls of the Yuki no Otani (Great Snow Valley), along the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route that passes…

Deconstructing Lolita fashion

Deconstructing Lolita fashion

Since Her Excellency Tomomi Inada, Minister in charge of Japan’s “Cool Japan” strategy, visited New York, JapanCulture•NYC has been trying to define “Cool Japan” as it relates to New Yorkers. The…

Welcome to the whimsical world of Yuko Higuchi

Welcome to the whimsical world of Yuko Higuchi

Tokyo is home to a large number of talented artists, but recently one in particular has been standing out. Japanese people and netizens around the world have become captivated by…

Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market: the world’s greatest food show

Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market: the world’s greatest food show

  Roll up, roll up for the greatest food show on earth: Tokyo’s Tsukiji wholesale fish market is the Louvre of the oceans, a food lover’s paradise. More than 2,000…

Entry-level ninja needed to teach kids in Japan

Entry-level ninja needed to teach kids in Japan

Have you spent years mastering the arts of ninjutsu and poring over ancient scrolls, learning secret techniques and studying under august masters, and practicing stealth tactics over and over and over again…….

Loved abroad, hated at home: the art of Japanese tattooing

Loved abroad, hated at home: the art of Japanese tattooing

On March 8, the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles will open the largest-ever exhibition dedicated to irezumi — Japanese tattooing. Titled “Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a…